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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Errollyn Wallen

With Rob Cowan. Including My Favourite Bach Arrangements; Berlioz: Love Scene (Romeo and Juliet); Artist of the Week: Pierre Monteux conducts Beethoven: Symphony No 2.

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 our daily music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.

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 he talks to Errollyn Wallen. Errollyn is committed to proving that there are no barriers in music. Her works range from opera and television scores to music for the opening of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

10.30am
Rob places Music in Time. The spotlight is on the Romantic period and Berlioz's Love Scene from his dramatic symphony Romeo and Juliet.

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.

Beethoven
Symphony No. 2
London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Young Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Robert Schumann

    Arabeske, Op 18

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • SONY.
  • MY FAVOURITE...J.S. BACH ARRANGEMENTS

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582

      Orchestrator: Ottorino Respighi. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
      • Bach - Transcriptions for Orchestra.
      • CHANDOS.
      • CHAN9835.
  • Edward Elgar

    La Capricieuse, Op.17

    Performer: Michael Rabin. Performer: Leon Pommers.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Trinklied aus dem 16 Jahrhundert, D.847

    Choir: Baccholian Singers of London.
    • PEARL.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Quattro versioni originali della 'Ritirata notturna di Madrid'

    Music Arranger: Luciano Berio. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Luciano Berio.
    • RCA.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Introduction et polonaise brillante, Op 3

    Performer: Inon Barnatan. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein.
    • DECCA.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Psalm 129

    Choir: Chœur Élisabeth Brasseur. Orchestra: Orchestre Lamoureux. Conductor: Igor Markevitch.
    • EVEREST.
  • ERROLLYN WALLEN'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Troika (Lieutenant Kije Symphonic Suite, Op.60)

      Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
      • DG.
  • ERROLLYN WALLEN'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Errollyn Wallen

      Cello Concerto (excerpt)

      Performer: Matthew Sharp. Orchestra: Orchestra X. Conductor: Nicholas Kok.
      • NMC RECORDINGS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Forlane (Orchestral Suite No.1 in C Major)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Petra Müllejans. Director: Gottfried von der Goltz.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: ROMANTIC

    • Hector Berlioz

      Love Scene (Romeo and Juliet)

      Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
      • LSO LIVE.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    Priere (Five Lieder)

    Singer: Melinda Paulsen. Performer: Angela Gassenhuber.
    • TROUBA DISK.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: PIERRE MONTEUX

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
      • DECCA.
  • Franz Liszt

    Aux cypres de la Villa d'Este No.1; Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este (Annees de Pelerinage, Book 3)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • DECCA.
  • Babnis

    O Sacrum Convivium

    Choir: Chamber Choir 441Hz. Conductor: Anna Wilczewska.
    • DUX.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Mazurka in E minor, Op.49

    Performer: Ivan Zenaty. Performer: Igor Ardašev.
    • AUDITE.

Mystery Person

Answer: Lili Boulanger

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