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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Richard Stilgoe

With Rob Cowan. Five Reasons to Love Vocal Chamber Music; Musical challenge; Artists of the Week: The Jerusalem Quartet; Rob's Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: Elijah (excerpt).

With Rob Cowan and his guest Richard Stilgoe.

A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Vocal Chamber Music'. Throughout the week Rob enjoys vocal quartets, sextets, duets and trios by Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Shostakovich.

Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.

Rob's guest this week is the songwriter, lyricist, and musician Richard Stilgoe. From writing musicals with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, Starlight Express, Phantom of the Opera) appearances on Nationwide and That's Life and working as a double act with Peter Skellern - music has been at the heart of Richard's career. Richard will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.

This week Rob features recordings by the Jerusalem Quartet. Former BBC New Generation Artists, the quartet has been carving out a remarkable reputation in both string quartet and chamber music repertoire. Rob showcases their recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Schuann, Brahms and Shostakovich.

Rob's Essential Choice

Elijah (excerpt from Part II)
Elly Ameling (soprano)
Annelises Brumeister (soprano)
Peter Schreier (tenor)
Theo Adam (bass)
Leipzig Radio Choir
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Moritz Moszkowski

    Etude, Op.72 No.11

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique, Op.3

    Orchestra: CBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stravinsky, Igor.
  • 5 Reasons to Love Vocal Chamber Music

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Moravian Duets: 9. The Ring & 11. The Captured Maiden

      Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Singer: Dorothea Röschmann.
      • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 192, 'Nun danket alle Gott'

    Singer: Joanne Lunn. Singer: Peter Harvey. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Performer: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Spring, Op 34

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G major, K.314

    Performer: Pierre Hantaï.
    • MIRARE.
  • Richard Stilgoe's Choice No. 1

    • Winifred Atwell

      Jubilee Rag

      • LIVING ERA.
  • Richard Stilgoe's Choice No. 2

    • Georges Bizet

      Variations on themes from Carmen

      Music Arranger: Vladimir Horowitz. Ensemble: Vladimir Horowitz.
      • RCA.
  • Richard Stilgoe's Choice No. 3

    • Joe Stilgoe

      Gold on Silver

      Performer: Joe Stilgoe.
      • LINN.
  • Artist of the Week: Jerusalem Quartet

    • Robert Schumann

      Piano Quartet in E flat major,Op.47

      Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
  • Essential Choice

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Elijah (Opening of Part 2)

      Singer: Theo Adam. Choir: Leipzig Radio Choir. Singer: Anneliese Brumeister. Singer: Elly Ameling. Singer: Peter Schreier. Singer: Gisela Schröter. Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Allegro in A minor 'Lebenssturme', D.947

    Performer: Jacques Rouvier. Performer: David Fray.
    • ERATO.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    L'Amico Fritz: intermezzo

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.


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