Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Errollyn Wallen
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 our daily music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.
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.
Rob places Music in Time. The spotlight is on the Romantic period and Berlioz's Love Scene from his dramatic symphony Romeo and Juliet.
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.
Symphony No. 2
London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux (conductor).