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Thursday - Rob Cowan with Will Gregory

With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Scherzos; Artist of the Week: David Zinman, featured conducting Honegger's and Pacific 231 and Schumann's Symphony No 1.

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: listen to the clues and see if you know the mystery place.

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.


Pacific 231
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
David Zinman (conductor)

Symphony No.1 in B flat Op.39
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
David Zinman (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    L’Atalante (12th Ordre)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • 5 Reasons To Love: Scherzos

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Humerous Scherzo for 4 bassoons

      Performer: Meyrick Alexander. Performer: Melbon Mackie. Performer: Martin Gatt. Performer: John Orford.
      • CONIFER.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Cor Anglais (from BWV54)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • DECCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A D.951 'Grand Rondeau'

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • DG.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Soirees musicales for orchestra (Op.9) [after Rossini], Tarantella (Presto...)

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque: National Philharmonic Orchestra/Bonynge.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Artist Of The Week: David Zinman

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Sicilienne (Pelléas et Mélisande)

      Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Marco Uccellini

    Aria sopra La Bergamasca

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • TELDEC.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise, Op.83

    Performer: Kyung-wha Chung. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
  • Judith Bingham

    Gleams of a remoter world

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Will Gregory: Choice 1

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Symphony of Psalms: Part I

      Orchestra: CBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky. Ensemble: Toronto Festival Singers.
      • CBS.
  • Will Gregory: Choice 2

    • George Frideric Handel

      Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 292

      Performer: Simon Preston. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
      • ARCHIV.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Tempest - Suite No. 2: Chorus of the Winds

    Conductor: Joseph Swensen. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Jean Sibelius Swensen/SCO.
    • Linn.
    • 15.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio No.3 in C minor Op.1 No.3

    Performer: Josef Suk. Performer: Josef Chuchro. Performer: Jan Panenka.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sweeter than Roses

    Performer: Anthony Rooley. Singer: Emma Kirkby.
    • DECCA.
  • Artist Of The Week: David Zinman

    • Arthur Honegger

      Pacific 231

      Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
      • DECCA.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Paolo Grazzi. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • TELDEC.
  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Peasant Songs BB107

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 4784789.
  • Artist Of The Week: David Zinman

    • Robert Schumann

      Symphony No 1 in B flat major, Op 38, 'Spring'

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

Mystery Place

Hadrian's Wall


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