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Folk Connections

Rob Cown introduces music on the theme of the polonaise, by Lyadov, Weber and Paderewski. Plus Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy and Beethoven's settings of Scottish and Irish songs.

The main theme of this morning is the Polonaise, interpreted by composers as varied as Lyadov, Weber and Paderewski. Also, for Folk Connections, a weekend where Radio 3 is exploring folksongs of the British Isles, Rob Cowan plays Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy, and Beethoven's settings of Scottish and Irish songs.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 31 Jan 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    12 Scottish Songs, WoO156: Polly Stewart

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Thomas Allen.
    • Beethoven: Folksong Settings.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Septet in E flat major op.20

    Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Arturo Toscanini.
    • Arturo Toscanini Collection.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 005.
  • Percy Grainger

    Lincolnshire Posy

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Percy Grainger: In A Nutshell.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise in A flat (1821)

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • CHOPIN: 200th Anniversary Edition.
    • EMI.
  • Sergei Lyapunov

    Polonaise for large orchestra, Op. 16

    Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Algis Zhuriatis.
    • Sergei Lyapunov: Symphonic Works.
    • MELODIYA.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Polonaise de concert in D, Op. 4

    Performer: Vladimir Spivakov. Performer: Boris Bekhterev.
    • Vladimir Spivakov: Maestro - Anniverstry Edition.
    • MELODIYA.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Polonaise in C major, Op. 49

    Orchestra: USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Polonaises & Waltzes By Russian Composers.
    • OLYMPIA.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Polonaise brilliante 'L'Hilarite'

    Performer: Thierry de Brunhoff.
    • Les Rarissimes de Thierry de Brunhoff.
    • EMI.
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski

    Fantasy Polonaise on Original Themes

    Performer: Earl Wild. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Fiedler.
    • Earl Wild: The Complete RCA Album Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin: Polonaise

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • Peter Tchaikovsky: Sinfonie Nr. 5 e-moll op. 64 performed by the Berlin Philharm.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    12 Irish Songs, WoO 153: The British Light Dragoons

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Toby Spence.
    • Beethoven: Folksong Settings.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    12 Irish Songs, WoO 153: O might I but my Patrick love

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Felicity Lott.
    • Beethoven: Folksong Settings.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Firebird Suite

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Stravinsky Complete Edition.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    25 Welsh Songs WoO 155: The Vale of Clwyd

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Catrin Wyn Davies.
    • Beethoven: Folksong Settings.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Elegie Op.24

    Performer: Maurice Gendron. Orchestra: Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sixten Ehrling.
    • Melo Classic.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Puck, Op. 71 No. 3

    Ensemble: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Marche Miniature

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA Red Seal.

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