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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents a mixture of seasonal and festive music, plus the current cycle of British overtures concludes with Elgar's Cockaigne. There are settings of carols, unusual versions of Bach's Christmas music, and seasonal jollity from HC Lumbye and Smetana.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Dec 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Handel in the Strand

    Orchestra: Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • Frederick Fennell: Country Gardens.
    • Mercury.
  • Henry Purcell

    Behold, I bring you glad tidings

    Performer: Charles Spinks. Singer: Paul Esswood. Singer: Ian Partridge. Singer: Stafford Dean. Ensemble: London String Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Glad Tidings - A Baroque Christmas.
    • Decca.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants, Petite Suite, Op. 22

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Bizet: Symphony In C.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Performer: Leon Fleisher.
    • Leon Fleisher: Two Hands.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Te Deum

    Choir: RIAS Kammerchor. Choir: NDR Chor. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • Fricsay: Joseph Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten.
  • Edward Elgar

    Concert Overture, Froissart

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Copenhagen Railway Steam-Galop

    Orchestra: Sjællands Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Carlo Andersen.
    • Scandinavian Classics.
    • 014.
  • Baldassare Galuppi

    Te Deum laudamus in C

    Choir: Vocal Concert Dresden. Orchestra: Dresden Instrumental Concert. Conductor: Peter Kopp.
    • Christmas at San Marco.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    March of the Prague Students' League

    Performer: Jitka Cechova.
    • Smetana: Piano Works performed by Jitka Cechova.
    • Supraphon.
  • Charles Camilleri

    Concerto for Accordion and String Orchestra

    Performer: Franko Bozac. Orchestra: Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Miran Vaupotic.
    • Charles Camilleri: Mediterranean.
    • Naxos.
  • Ferenc Farkas

    It Came upon the Midnight Clear

    Orchestra: Ascolto. Conductor: Peter Broadbent.
    • It Came upon the Midnight Clear.
    • Toccata Classics.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 1

    Orchestra: Stuggart Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Hofstetter.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi conducted by Michael Hofstetter.
    • ORFEO.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Consecration of the House Overture

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Abbado: Beethoven.
    • DG.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Aquarium (Carnival of the Animals)

    Orchestra: Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich Liebe den Hochsten von ganzem Gemute BWV 174

    Orchestra: Deutsche Bachsolisten. Conductor: Helmut Winschermann.
    • Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas.
    • Philips.
  • Trad


    Ensemble: Red Army Esnsemble.
    • Great Recordings of the Century: Red Army Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fantasy for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Jean-Rodolphe Kars. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexandra Gibson.
    • Debussy: Preludes & Fantasie, Messiaen: Piano Works.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Turandot Princess of China Overture

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Weber Overtures performed by the Tapiola Sinfonetta Conducted by Jean-Jacques Ka.
    • BIS.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orphee: Melodie

    Performer: Emanuel Feuermann. Performer: Theo van der Pas.
    • Orphee: Melodie.
  • Mischa Levitzki

    Waltz in A flat Op. 2

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Erato.


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