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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Bonnie Greer

With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Concert Overtures; Artist of the Week: Maria Joao Pires; Essential Choice: Lalo: Symphonie espagnole.

9am
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Concert Overtures'. Throughout the week Rob offers a selection of his favourite overtures which were composed specifically for the concert hall. His choice includes music by Szymanowski, Dvorak, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

9.30am
Relative Values: Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music

10am
Rob's guest this week is playwright, novelist and critic Bonnie Greer. Originally from Chicago, now living in London, she is an award-winning playwright having gained a Verity Bargate Award and an OBE for her contribution to the arts in 2010. She has appeared regularly on Newsnight Review and has served on the boards of many leading arts organisations, including the Royal Opera House and the British Museum. She is a self-professed classical musical fan and wrote an opera in 2011 inspired by her appearance alongside BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time.

10.30am
This week Rob's Artist of the Week is Maria Joao Pires, one of the finest pianists of her generation, whose performances are celebrated for their integrity, eloquence, and vitality. Rob showcases her recordings of works by the great classical and romantic composer/pianists, including Mozart, Schubert and Chopin.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Lalo
Symphonie espagnole
Ida Haendel (violin)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Karel Ancerl (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Fritz Kreisler

    Schön Rosmarin

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • TELDEC.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE CONCERT OVERTURES

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Coriolan overture

      Conductor: Otto Klemperer. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
      • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata for flute, viola & harp

    Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players.
    • DG ELOQUENCE.
  • Victor Young

    St. Patricks Day (from The Quiet Man, film soundtrack)

    Orchestra: Paramount Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Victor Young.
    • Mousiki Akti Ltd..
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Nathan Milstein. Conductor: William Steinberg. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Andrea Gabrieli

    Laura soave, vita di mia vita; O passi sparsi, o pensier vaghi e pronti

    Performer: Eligio Quinteiro. Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Ensemble: The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • BONNIE GREER'S CHOICE NO. 1

    • Aaron Copland

      Fanfare for the Common Man

      Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
      • CBS.
  • BONNIE GREER'S CHOICE NO. 2

    • Samuel Barber

      Antony & Cleopatra: "Give me my robe"

      Singer: Leontyne Price. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Schippers.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARIA JOAO PIRES

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      French Suite No.2 in C minor, BWV813

      Performer: Maria João Pires.
      • DG.
  • Essential Choice

    • Édouard Lalo

      Symphonie espagnole

      Performer: Ida Haendel. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Karel Ančerl.
      • SUPRAPHON.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    On Wenlock Edge

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Singer: Philip Langridge. Ensemble: Britten Quartet.
    • EMI.

Relative Values


Answer – Uncle and Nephew, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

G Gabrieli
In ecclesiis a 14
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)
ARCHIV

A Gabrieli
Kyrie a 5
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)
VIRGIN

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