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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan's selection of music explores nature as seen by various composers including Dvorak, Wagner, Sibelius and Bridge. The week's concert overture is by Anthony Collins, and the programme begins a new short series exploring Britten's string quartets, starting with No. 1.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 6 Sep 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • Georg Böhm

    Ach, wie nichtig, ach, wie fluchtig

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • Renaissance and Baroque Organs: Northern Germany.
    • Sony Music.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Czech Rhapsody

    Performer: Hana Kotkova. Performer: Simon Mulligan.
    • Martinu: Czech Rhapsody; Sonatas 1, 2, 3.
    • Matous.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 - Midsummer Vigil

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Eugene Ormandy conducts 20th Century Classics.
    • Sony.
  • Anthony Collins

    Festival Royal - Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Anthony Collins: Vanity Fair, etc..
    • Dutton.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Trojans: Royal Hunt and Storm

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • French Opera Highlights.
    • Mercury.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor, Act 2: Vladimir’s Cavatina

    Singer: Иван Козловский. Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Nikolai Golovanov.
    • Kozlovsky: Singers of Russia.
    • RCD.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    In Nature’s Realm Overture, Op. 91

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op 46 No 8, etc..
    • Warner Classics.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried, Act 2, scene 3: Da lieg auch du, dunkler Wurm

    Singer: Wolfgang Windgassen. Singer: Joan Sutherland. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Wagner: Siegfried.
    • Decca.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Language of the Birds

    Orchestra: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast, etc..
    • Naxos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major, HWV 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'

    Performer: Nicholas Parle. Ensemble: London Baroque. Conductor: Charles Medlam.
    • Emma Kirkby: A Vauxhall Gardens Entertainment.
    • Erato.
  • Claude Debussy

    Beau Soir

    Performer: Aaron Rosand. Performer: John Covelli. Music Arranger: Jascha Heifetz.
    • Violin Romances.
    • Musical Concepts.
  • Frank Bridge


    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Frank Bridge: The Sea, etc..
    • Warner Classics.
  • Jules Massenet

    Le Vierge: Last Sleep of the Virgin

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • Works by Massenet, Charpenter.
    • EMI.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Boris Godunov: Lament of the Simpleton and finale of Act 3 scene 1

    Singer: Иван Козловский. Singer: Марк Осипович Рейзен. Orchestra: The Orchestra of the Moscow Grand Theatre. Conductor: Nikoli Golovanov.
    • Golovanoff 1948.
    • LYS.
  • Benjamin Britten

    String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Britten: String Quartets 1, 2 & 3.
    • Hyperion.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Performer: Ivan Moravec.
    • Works for Piano by Debussy and Ravel.
    • Connoisseur Society.


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