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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan explores music inspired by opera and starts a short season of Schoenberg chamber music with his Quartet in D.

Rob Cowan explores music inspired by opera in which operatic themes have become the basis for other works, by Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Weber among others. He also introduces this week's Sunday Supplement, chosen by a listener, and starts a short season of Schoenberg chamber music with the String Quartet in D.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Oct 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • The Philadelphia Orchestra plays works by Stravinsky, Bach, Stokowski.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Hilary Hahn, Einojuhani Rautavaara & Cory Smythe


    • In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Jesu, meine Freude, BuxWV60

    Ensemble: Purcell Quartet. Singer: Emma Kirkby. Singer: Suzie LeBlanc. Singer: Peter Harvey.
    • Purcell Quartet: Sacred Cantatas.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

    Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonata No 9 a cinque

    Ensemble: Ensemble Masques. Conductor: Olivier Fortin.
    • Schmelzer: Sacro-profanus, etc..
    • Outhere.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Koskenlaskian morsiammet (The Rapid-rider’s brides), Op 33

    Singer: Jorma Hynninen. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jorma Panula.
    • Sibeius: Songs.
    • BIS.
  • Aulis Sallinen

    Horn Concerto, Op 82, 'Campane ed Arie'

    Performer: Esa Tapani. Orchestra: Norrköpings Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • Sallinen: Symphonies 2 & 4, Horn Concerto.
    • CPO.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Fantasy on Der Freischutz

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Music Arranger: Paul Taffanel. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Fantasy - A Night at the Opera.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Liszt

    Reminscences de Don Juan

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Liszt: Concert Studies.
    • Decca.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Fantasy on Themes from Eugene Onegin

    Performer: Xavier de Maistre.
    • Moldau: The Romantic Solo Album.
    • Sony Classics.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violin.
    • EMI.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    String Quartet in D

    Ensemble: Schoenberg Quartet.
    • Schoenberg: String Quartets.
    • Chandos.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending, Serenade to Music, etc..
    • EMI.
  • William Alwyn

    Violin Sonatina

    Performer: Madeleine Mitchell. Performer: Andrew Bell.
    • Chamber Music and Songs.
    • Naxos.
  • Napoléon Coste

    Fantasy on two themes from Bellini’s Norma

    Performer: Roch Modrzejewski.
    • Fantasias on operas by Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi.
    • Brilliant.


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