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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan plays music depicting birds by composers ranging from Rameau to Respighi, and from Haydn to Ravel. The week's Mozart piano sonata, no. 16 in C, K 545, is played by Glenn Gould, and among other major works in the programme is Schubert's Symphony No. 8 the "Unfinished".

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Apr 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Birds: Prelude

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Dorati conducts Respighi.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
    • 001.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Ave Maria

    Choir: Capella de Ministrers. Conductor: Carles Magraner.
    • El Greco.
    • Licanus.
    • 014.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No.16 in C major, K. 545

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • The Mozart Sonatas Vol. 4.
    • Sony.
    • 004.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasy in D minor, K.397

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • The Mozart Piano Sonatas Vol. 4.
    • Sony.
    • 007.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido

    Singer: Vittorio Grigolo. Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi. Orchestra: Palma Theatre Orchestra.
    • Vittorio Grigolo - The Italian Tenor.
    • Sony.
    • 001.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Serenade in A major, Op.22

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Josep Caballé-Domenech.
    • Vieuxtemps: Cello Concertos, Ysaye: Meditation, etc..
    • Hyperion.
    • 008.
  • Howard Blake

    Haiku for Yu-Chee

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Walking in the Air.
    • Decca.
    • 030.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa Solemnis Sanctus - Benedictus

    Singer: Richard Croft. Singer: Simon Schneider. Singer: Gerhild Romberger. Singer: Jochen Kupfer. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester. Choir: MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Missa Solemnis.
    • MDR.
    • 004.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Eugene Ormandy conducts 20th Century Classics.
    • Sony.
    • 015.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals: The Swan

    Performer: Gerald Moore. Performer: János Starker.
    • Janos Starker: The Warner Legacy.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 009.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony in G minor, H.1 No.83 'The Hen'

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Haydn: Symphonies.
    • Philips.
    • 005.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in G minor: La poule

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 011.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Chicken Reel

    Conductor: Frederick Fennell. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Frederick Fennell conducts the music of Leroy Anderson.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
    • 016.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma Mere l'Oye: Suite

    Conductor: Paul Paray. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Debussy: La Mer, etc..
    • Mercury Living Presence.
    • 008.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor: Act III 'Polovtsian March'

    Conductor: Mark Ermler. Choir: The Choir of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre. Orchestra: The Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre.
    • Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor.
    • Melodiya.
    • 001.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    L'elisir d'amore: Una furtive lagrima

    Singer: Vittorio Grigolo. Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi. Orchestra: Palma Theatre Orchestra.
    • Vittorio Grigolo: The Italian Tenor.
    • Sony.
    • 002.
  • Markus Stockhausen


    Performer: Markus Stockhausen. Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Angel Dances.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 012.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Agnus Dei

    Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Biber: Missa Salisburgensis.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 008.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759 'Unfinished'

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Schubert Symphonies Nos 8 & 9.
    • BIS.
    • 001.


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