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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan explores different interpretations of literary and musical sources, including Milhaud, Berio and Casadesus. Plus music by George Alexander McFarren, Schubert and Bartok.

Rob Cowan plays the British concert overture She Stoops to Conquer by George Alexander McFarren, and the week's string trio is Schubert's Trio No 2 in B flat. The Sunday Bartok cycle reaches the Burlesques, Op. 8c and Rob also explores how composers as varied as Milhaud, Berio and Casadesus interpret different literary and musical sources.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Aug 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in D major: Les cyclopes

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin.
    • Hyperion.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2: iv Toccata: The Little Train of Caipira

    Orchestra: French Radio National Orchestra. Conductor: Heitor Villa‐Lobos.
    • Villa-Lobos par lui-meme.
    • EMI.
    • 007.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Madamina, il catalogo e questo

    Singer: Paolo Bordogna. Orchestra: Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini. Conductor: Francesco Lanzillotta.
    • Tutto Buffo.
    • Decca.
    • 002.
  • Edward Elgar

    Offertoire Op. 11

    Performer: Catherine Manoukian. Performer: Stefan Solyom.
    • Catherine Manoukian plays Elgar.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • George Alexander Macfarren

    Overture She Stoops to Conquer

    Orchestra: Victorian Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • British Opera Overtures.
    • Somm.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The King Shall Rejoice

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Philip Ledger. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Handel: Great Choral Works.
    • EMI.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    La Revue de cuisine

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Martinu: Ballets.
    • Supraphon.
  • Charles Williams

    Devil’s Galop

    Orchestra: Charles Williams and his Orchestra.
    • The Great British Experience.
    • EMI.
  • Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov

    Songs after Robert Burns

    Performer: Georgy Sviridov. Singer: Evgeny Nesterenko.
    • Georgy Sviridov: Songs and Romances.
    • Melodiya.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58

    Orchestra: Champs-Elysees Orchestra. Conductor: Darius Milhaud.
    • Darius Milhaud: Une Vie Heureuse.
    • Erato.
  • Robert Casadesus

    Toccata Op. 40

    • Jean & Robert Casadesus plays works by Ravel, Bach, Rameau, etc..
    • EMI.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    4 original versions of ‘Ritirata notturna di Madrid’

    Orchestrator: Luciano Berio. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Luciano Berio.
    • Luciano Berio - Concerto II, etc..
    • RCA.
  • Jascha Heifetz

    When you make love to me (Don’t make believe)

    • Heifetz: It ain't necessarily so.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Hugi Gudmundsson


    Choir: Hamrahlid Choir. Conductor: Porgerour Ingolfsfottir.
    • Calm of the Deep.
    • Smekkleysa.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Trio in D Op 9. No. 2

    Ensemble: Trio à cordes français.
    • Beethoven: String Trios Op.9.
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar

    Great Is The Lord (Psalm 48) Op. 67

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia of England. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • The Banner Of St. George.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 001.
  • Béla Bartók

    Three Burlesques, Op. 8c

    Performer: Andor Földes.
    • Bartok Piano Works.
    • Deutsche Grammophon Eloquence.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Hansel und Gretel Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Constantin Silvestri.
    • Constantin Silvestri: Complete EMI Recordings.
    • EMI.
    • 006.
  • Mahan Esfahani

    Suite in E minor: Gigues en Rondeau I & II


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