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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Will Gregory

With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Scherzos; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: David Zinman, featured conducting Mozart's Violin Concerto No 3.

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 our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.

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.

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.


Violin Concerto No.3 in G K.216
Pamela Frank (violin)
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
David Zinman (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Great Garbo

    180 Rampage: Scherzo

    Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Military March

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • CHANDOS.
  • 5 Reasons to love scherzos

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Scherzo a la Russe

      Conductor: Rafael Kubelík. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
      • DG.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in G major, Op 37 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • 5 Reasons to love scherzos

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Scherzo capriccioso Op.66 B131

      Conductor: Rafael Kubelík. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
      • WARNER.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita for keyboard no. 2 (BWV.826) in C minor, Rondeau & Capriccio

    Performer: Grigory Sokolov.
    • Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge BWV 1080: Grigory Sokolov.
    • Naive.
  • Artist Of the week: David Zinman

    • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

      Trumpet Concerto in E or E flat

      Performer: Jeffrey Segal. Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra.
      • ARTE NOVA.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No 1

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Will Gregory: Choice 1

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L'Orfeo: Toccata

      Ensemble: Le Concert d’Astrée. Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm.
      • VIRGIN.
  • Will Gregory: Choice 2

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Partita No.1 B flat BWV 825

      Performer: Dinu Lipatti.
      • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Two-part invention No.14 in B flat BWV785

    Ensemble: The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble.
  • Ernest Bloch


    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin. Conductor: Hugo Wolff.
    • BIS.
  • Artist Of the week: David Zinman

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Violin Concerto No.3 in G K.216

      Performer: Pamela Frank. Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
      • ARTE NOVA.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.7

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: George Szell.
    • TCO.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Piano Sonata No.5 in G flat - Minueto del Gallo

    Performer: Esteban Sánchez.
    • 9147/9.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Sextet

    Performer: Louise Williams. Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet.
    • ASV.

Relative Values

Debussy and Satie were good friends.

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Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Erik Satie
Gnossienne No. 1
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)


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