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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan looks at how composers as varied as Handel, Bach, Chabrier and Thea Musgrave have depicted the pastoral in music. Plus he launches a new Sunday Morning sequence of Beethoven cello sonatas with No.1 in F, Op 5 no.1, in the celebrated recording by Paul Tortelier and Eric Heidsieck.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Jun 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • Cindy McTee


    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Cindy McTee: Symphony No. 1, Ballet for Orchestra, etc..
    • Naxos.
  • William Byrd

    Ave verum corpus

    Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Martin Baker.
    • William Byrd: The Three Masses, etc..
    • Hyperion.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    War and Peace: Scene 6

    Singer: Vladimir Petrov. Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Александр Мелик-Пашаев. Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya.
    • Prokofiev: War and Peace.
    • Melodiya.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Cello Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 5 No. 1

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Éric Heidsieck.
    • Paul Tortelier: The Great EMI Recordings.
    • EMI.
  • César Franck

    Pastorale, Op. 19

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Marie-Claire Alain: L'Orgue Francais.
    • Erato.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Sonata No. 10 in E major, C.87

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien.
    • Concentus Musicus in Concert - Live at the Holland Festival 1973.
    • Das Alte Werk.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2: Pastorale

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • Leopold Stokowisky conducts Bizet.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Pastorale in F major, BWV 590

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Bach: Preludes and Fugues, etc..
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Suite Pastorale

    Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra. Conductor: Eduard van Lindenberg.
    • Works by Bizet, Chabrier and Debussy.
    • Decca.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata, K9 'Pastoral'

    Performer: Scott Ross.
    • Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Works.
    • Erato.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Pifa

    Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm. Orchestra: Le Concert d’Astrée.
    • Handel: Messiah.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Thea Musgrave


    Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • Thea Musgrave: An Occurence at the Owl Creek Bridge.
    • NMC.
  • Francis Poulenc

    L'eventail de Jeanne: Pastourelle

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • Vladimir Horowitz: Recordings 1930-1951.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    None but the lonely heart, Op 6 No. 6

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya.
    • Songs and Dances of Death.
    • Philips.
  • Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky

    Adagio from Violin Concerto in D minor Op.44

    Performer: Vadim Repin. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: KIV Orchestra.
    • Vadim Repin: Tchaikovsky, Myaskovsky: Violin Concertos.
    • Philips.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto in A minor

    Performer: Richard Farrell. Conductor: George Weldon. Orchestra: Hallé.
    • Richard Farrells plays Grieg, Liszt, Brahms.
    • Atoll.
  • Richard Strauss

    Die Tageszeiten Op.76: Mittagsruh

    Performer: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marek Janowski. Choir: Male Voices of Berlin Radio Choir.
    • Symphonia Domestica & Die Tageszeiten.
    • Pentatone.
    • 006.


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