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Monday - Rob Cowan with Will Gregory

With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Scherzos; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1; Artist of the Week: David Zinman, featured conducting Beethoven's Symphony No 2.

A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Scherzos'. The word 'scherzo' comes from the Italian 'to joke' or 'I joke'. Rob showcases a range of these playful pieces by composers including Chopin, Prokofiev, Schubert and Stravinsky.

Take part in today's musical challenge: a piece of music is played backwards. Do you know what it is?

Rob's guest this week is the musician Will Gregory. Will is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer and is best known as part of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp. He will be sharing a selection of his favourite classical music with Rob every day at 10am.

Rob features the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD review

Piano Trio No.1 in D minor

The conductor David ZInman is Rob's artist of the week. Rob will be traversing a wide selection of recordings by Zinman, a conductor who has always shown a flair for versatility and an ear for a varied range of repertoire. Throughout the week Rob will be dipping into Zinman's critically acclaimed set of Beethoven symphonies with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and exploring his interpretations of Hummel via Richard Strauss and Arthur Honegger.


Symphony No.2 in D Op.36
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
David Zinman (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel


    Ensemble: Will Gregory Moog Ensemble.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in F Op. 6 No. 2

    Ensemble: Haydn and Handel Society. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • DECCA.
  • 5 Reasons To Love Scherzos

    • Franz Schubert

      Scherzo in D flat major D.593

      Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
      • Melodiya.
      • 1002231/4.
  • Franz Berwald

    Estrella de Soria (Overture)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Oh! For a closer walk with God

    Performer: Jamal Sutton. Choir: Winchester College Chapel Choir. Conductor: Malcolm Archer.
  • Artist Of The Week: David Zinman

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Leonore Overture No 1

      Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
      • ARTE NOVA.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

    Orchestra: Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
    • NAIVE.
  • Will Gregory: Choice 1

    • Benjamin Britten

      Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op.31: Dirge; Hymn; Sonnett; Epilogue

      Performer: Dennis Brain. Singer: Peter Pears. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Orchestra: The Boyd Neel Orchestra.
      • DECCA.
  • Will Gregory: Choice 2

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 3 in D minor: conclusion

      Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Quam Pulchra es

    Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado. Ensemble: Balthasar‐Neumann‐Ensemble.
    • Archiv.
  • Building A Library Recommendation

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Piano Trio No.1 in D minor

      Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Performer: Jonathan Gilad. Performer: Julia Fischer.
      • PENTATONE.
  • Artist Of The Week: David Zinman

    • Johann Christian Bach

      Symphony in E flat major for double orchestra, Op 18 No 1

      Orchestra: Nederlands Kamerorkest. Conductor: David Zinman.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noonday Witch, Op 108

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.

Recording Rewind

Arvo Part
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten 0:55
Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi (conductor)


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