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Monday - Rob Cowan with Jonathan Dove

With Rob Cowan. Including My Favourite Bach Arrangements; Building a Library: Beethoven: Symphony No 5; Artist of the Week: Pierre Monteux conducts Ravel's Ma mere l'oye.

9am
My Favourite... Bach Arrangements. A new feature in which Rob and Sarah reveal their favourite recordings of music, connected to a weekly theme. In the week of New Year New Music, Rob features his top arrangements of Bach - all of them made in the last hundred years, and which cast new light on the baroque master. Throughout the week he shares recreations of Bach by Myra Hess (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), Ottorino Respighi (Passcaglia and Fugue, BWV582), Robin Holloway (Gilded Goldbergs) and Webern (Ricercar from the Musical Offering).

9.30am
Take part in today's music-related challenge and identify the place associated with a work.

10am
Throughout the week of New Year New Music, five leading composers of the current generation tell Rob about a piece of music that has influenced them, and share one of their own works. Today Rob talks live to Jonathan Dove, one of the UK's most successful opera composers. Jonathan's early career at Glyndebourne propelled him onto the world stage of operatic writing.

10.30am
Rob features the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's Record Review.

Beethoven
Symphony No. 5

11am
Rob's Artist of the Week is Pierre Monteux, a conductor who was at the cutting edge of new music in the early 20th century. He premiered works by composers who were the movers and shakers of the period, including Debussy, Stravinsky and Ravel. He also brought music to audiences in Paris, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Boston and London. Rob showcases recordings by Monteux ranging from Debussy's Images and Stravinsky's Petrushka to symphonies by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

Ravel
Ma Mere l'Oye
London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 3 in E major for violin, BWV 1006 (Gigue)

    Music Arranger: Sergey Rachmaninov. Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • HYPERION.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Overture to The Magic Flute

    Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • MY FAVOURITE...J.S. BACH ARRANGEMENTS

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

      Music Arranger: Myra Hess. Performer: Myra Hess.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Bagatelles, Op 47

    Performer: Jaroslav Tůma. Ensemble: Panochovo kvarteto.
    • SUPRAPHON.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

    Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Band. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Irish Rhapsody No 6, Op 191

    Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • CHANDOS.
  • JONATHAN DOVE'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Benjamin Britten

      Noye’s Fludde, Op.59 (excerpt)

      Narrator: Trevor Anthony. Orchestra: English Opera Group. Conductor: Norman Del Mar.
      • DECCA.
  • JONATHAN DOVE'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Jonathan Dove

      The Magic Flute Dances (conclusion)

      Performer: Emily Beynon. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Arvo Pärt

    O Weisheit (Seven Magnificat Antiphons)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S CD REVIEW

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

      Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
      • DG.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: PIERRE MONTEUX

    • Maurice Ravel

      Ma mere l'oye

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Robert Schumann

    Ich grolle nicht (Dichterliebe, Op.48)

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Performer: Jörg Demus.
    • DG.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22

    Performer: Ivry Gitlis. Orchestra: Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jean‐Claude Casadesus.
    • DECCA.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Ireland

The music played:

Trad.
The Last Rose of Summer
Rachel Ann Morgan (mezzo-soprano/celtic harp)   
ETCETERA

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