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.
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).
Take part in today's music-related challenge and identify the place associated with a work.
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.
Rob features the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's Record Review.
Symphony No. 5
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.
Ma Mere l'Oye
London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux (conductor).
MY FAVOURITE...J.S. BACH ARRANGEMENTS
JONATHAN DOVE'S CHOICE NO.1
JONATHAN DOVE'S CHOICE NO.2
THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S CD REVIEW
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: PIERRE MONTEUX
Mapping the Music
The music played:
The Last Rose of Summer
Rachel Ann Morgan (mezzo-soprano/celtic harp)