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Monday - Rob Cowan with Liz Lochhead

With Rob Cowan. Including My Favourite Old-School Violinists; Debussy: Nocturnes: Artist of the Week: conductor Antal Dorati, featured in Tchaikovsky's Suite No 3 in G, Op 55.

9am
My favourite... old-school violinists. Throughout the week Rob shares recordings by some of his favourite violinists. The line-up includes Jascha Heifetz, Ivry Gitlis, Christian Ferras, Toscha Seidel and Philippe Hirschhorn, in music by Richard Strauss, Lili Boulanger, Paganini, Tartini, Wagner and Saint-Saëns.

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

10am
Rob's guest this week, in the run-up to Radio 3's Folk Connections weekend, is the Scots Makar - the National Poet for Scotland - Liz Lochhead. Liz's poetry collections include Dreaming Frankenstein, True Confessions and New Cliches, Bagpipe Muzak and The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984-2003. Liz is also a successful dramatist known for her historical play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, her award-winning interpretation of the story of Medea, and her critically acclaimed translation of Molière's Tartuffe. She has been announced as the 2016 recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Every day at 10am Liz will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including music by Gluck, Sibelius and Korngold, plus Robert Burns' song Green Grow the Rashes.

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

Debussy
Nocturnes

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the acclaimed Hungarian-American conductor Antal Doráti, whose early experience in opera houses in Budapest, Münster, Dresden and Monte Carlo led to a dazzling international career at the helm of a string of top orchestras in the USA and Britain. His vast and varied recording legacy is witness to his performing style, which combined dramatic intensity, rhythmic vigor and an acute ear for colour. Throughout the week Rob showcases a selection of Doráti's finest interpretations of works including Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3 in G, Schumann's Violin Concerto in D minor, Bartók's Dance Suite, Koechlin's Les Bandar-Log and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Tchaikovsky
Suite No. 3 in G, Op. 55
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Antal Doráti, conductor.

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: ANTAL DORATI

    • Johannes Brahms

      Hungarian Dance No.18 in D major

      Orchestrator: Antonín Dvořák. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
      • MERCURY.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 1 in D major, K 412

    Performer: David Jolley. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • MY FAVOURITE...OLD-SCHOOL VIOLINISTS

    • Richard Strauss

      An einsamer Quelle, Op 9 No 2

      Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Brooks Smith.
      • ALPHA OMEGA.
    • Lili Boulanger

      Cortège

      Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Brooks Smith.
      • ALPHA OMEGA.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Suite in G minor, TWV55:g1, 'La Musette'

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal

    Oboe Quartet in C major, Op.7 No.6

    Performer: Sarah Roper. Performer: Vladimir Dmitrienco. Performer: Jerome Ireland. Performer: Gretchen Talbot. Ensemble: Cuarteto Emispherio.
    • OBOE CLASSICS.
  • LIZ LOCHHEAD'S CHOICE NO.1

    • George Gershwin

      Rhapsody in Blue

      Performer: André Previn. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Director: André Previn.
      • WARNER.
  • LIZ LOCHHEAD'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      'What is life to me without thee?' (Orfeo ed Euridice)

      Singer: Kathleen Ferrier. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
      • DECCA.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S RECORD REVIEW

    • Claude Debussy

      3 Nocturnes

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
      • DG.
  • Robert Schumann

    Das Hochlandmachen, Op.55 No.1

    Choir: Studio Vocale Karlsruhe. Conductor: Werner Pfaff.
    • BRILLIANT.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: ANTAL DORATI

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Suite No.3 in G major, Op.55

      Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
      • MERCURY.
  • Claude Debussy

    The Snow is Dancing (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.3: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 14.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Symphonic Variations

    Orchestra: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antoni Wit.
    • NAXOS.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Rome

The music played:

Grainger
The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
Timothy Reynish (conductor)
CHANDOS

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