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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Deborah Moggach

With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Cello Miniatures; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: Andris Nelsons, featured conducting Dvorak's New World Symphony.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... cello miniatures'. Rob chooses a selection of bite-sized treats for cello that showcase all that the instrument has to offer, from its singing voice and mellow quality to a sense of gutsy attack and varied range of colour and tone. Throughout the week Rob shares his favourite compact works for the cello, with gems by composers including Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

10am
Rob's guest is author Deborah Moggach, who wrote the book behind the hit movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and whose novel Tulip Fever is currently being filmed. Her screenplays for TV include adaptations of Pride and Prejudice (starring Keira Knightley) and the Diary of Anne Frank, plus dramas Seesaw and Stolen. She talks about the challenges of adapting novels for the screen and how she constructs a story, and her music choices range from Mozart and Shostakovich to Gershwin and Verdi.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons. In anticipation of Nelsons' performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Proms this weekend, Rob shares some major recordings by this exciting young conductor, who is currently in his first season as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the week Rob guides you through Nelsons' interpretations of works by composers ranging from Shostakovich and Stravinsky to Strauss and Brahms.

Dvorak
Symphony No. 9 in E minor (From the New World)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Marcel Dupré

    Prelude (Prelude and fugue in B major Op.7`1)

    Performer: Robert Quinney.
    • SIGNUM.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE... CELLO MINIATURES

    • Maria Theresia von Paradis

      Sicilienne

      Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Gerald Moore.
      • EMI.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Duo concertante Op.351

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
    • BMG.
  • Trad.

    Ingen vinner frem til den evige ro

    Ensemble: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto à due cori in F major, HWV 333 (5th & 6th mvt)

    Ensemble: Zefiro. Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen: Suite No.2 - Danse Boheme

    Conductor: Paul Paray. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.
  • DEBORAH MOGGACH'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Ich habe genug (Cantata No 82)

      Singer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Orchestra: Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. Conductor: Craig Smith.
      • NONESUCH.
  • DEBORAH MOGGACH'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73: Rondo finale

      Performer: Maurizio Pollini. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
      • DG.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, Hob.XVIII

    Performer: Arturo Michelangeli. Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester. Conductor: Edmond de Stoutz.
    • WARNER.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Drottingholm Music - Music for a Royal Wedding: Allegro

    Ensemble: Ensemble 1700 Lund. Director: Göran Karlsson.
    • CPO.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: ANDRIS NELSONS

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Symphony No. 9

      Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
      • BR KLASSIK.
  • Hernando Franco

    Salve Regina

    Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • HYPERION.

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Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)
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