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Monday - Rob Cowan with Ian McMillan

With Rob Cowan. Including My Favourite Old-School Cellists; Guillaume de Machaut; Artist of the Week: Daniel Harding, conducting Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3.

9am
My favourite... old-world cellists. Rob delves into the archives of great cellists from the past, including recordings by Maurice Gendron, Daniil Shafran, Gregor Piatigorsky, Emanuel Feuermann and Paul Tortelier, in repertoire by Fauré, Beethoven and Haydn.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: can you work out which two composers are associated with a particular piece?

10am
Rob's guest this week is the poet, playwright, and broadcaster Ian McMillan. Well known for presenting Radio 3's The Verb, and for his strong Barnsley accent, Ian is a popular performance poet who tours the country with his poetry shows. The most recent of his many books, Neither Nowt nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire, is an exploration of his beloved home county. Ian will be talking about his life and poetry, and sharing a selection of his favourite classical music, every day at 10am.

10:30am
Rob features excerpts from the survey of Guillaume de Machaut's works presented during last Saturday's Record Review.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the conductor Daniel Harding. Harding was the protégé of Simon Rattle in his youth and first conducted the Berlin Philharmonic when he was just 21 years old. He went on to have great success, both at home and abroad, and especially in Germany, developing a special enthusiasm for Romantic and 20th-century repertoire. Throughout the week Rob explores Harding's interpretations of works including Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, Mahler's Sixth Symphony and Scenes from Goethe's Faust by Schumann.

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Maria João Pires (piano)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Maurice Vandair

    Fleur de Paris

    Music Arranger: Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann. Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • WARNER.
  • MY FAVOURITE...OLD-WORLD CELLISTS

    • Gaspar Cassadó

      Toccata in the style of Frescobaldi

      Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: John Newmark.
      • WARNER.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata a 22 S.241 [1615 no.20]

    Ensemble: Berlin Brass. Director: Lucas Vis.
    • PENTATONE.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: DANIEL HARDING

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72

      Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
      • VIRGIN.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Winterabend

    Singer: Christoph Prégardien. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS.
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

    Concerto for 5 Flutes in D Major, Op.15, No.3

    Music Arranger: Sirena Recorder Quartet. Ensemble: Sirena Recorder Quartet.
    • BIS.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Trauermusik

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • HYPERION.
  • IAN MCMILLAN'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      The Hebrides Overture, Op.26

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
      • DG.
  • IAN MCMILLAN'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Gavin Bryars

      Titanic Hymn: Autumn (The Sinking of the Titanic) 

      Ensemble: Gavin Bryars Ensemble.
      • POINT MUSIC.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Poeme, Op.32 No.1

    Performer: Vladimir Feltsman.
    • NIMBUS.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S RECORD REVIEW

    • Guillaume de Machaut

      Dame, de qui toute ma joie vient

      Choir: Gothic Voices. Conductor: Christopher Page.
      • Machaut: The Mirror of Narcissus.
      • HYPERION.
    • Guillaume de Machaut

      Inviolata genitrix / Felix virgo / Ad te suspiramus

      Choir: Gothic Voices. Director: Christopher Page.
      • HYPERION.
  • Tarik O’Regan

    Scattered Rhymes

    Ensemble: Orlando Consort. Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: DANIEL HARDING

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Concerto No.3

      Performer: Maria João Pires. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
      • ONYX.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Piano Trio

    Performer: Anne Akiko Meyers. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Adam Neiman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Andrea Gabrieli

    Gloria a 16 [1587]

    Singer: Robert Harre-Jones. Singer: Robert Wilson. Singer: Charles Pott. Choir: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • Virgin Classics.

By Association

Answer: William Walton/Paul Hindemith

The music played:

Walton
Viola Concerto: 1st movement
Yuri Bashmet (viola)
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)
RCA

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