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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Ian McMillan

With Rob Cowan. Including My Favourite Old-School Cellists; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1; Artist of the Week: Daniel Harding, conducting Mahler: Symphony No 6 (excerpts).

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 today's music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.

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 places Music in Time. The spotlight is on the Romantic period as Rob explores the rise in the virtuosity of works for piano with Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the conductor Daniel Harding. Harding was the protégée 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.

Mahler
Symphony No. 6: Andante moderato; Scherzo
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: DANIEL HARDING

    • Trad.

      Oliver Cromwell

      Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Ian Bostridge. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
      • EMI.
  • MY FAVOURITE...OLD-WORLD CELLISTS

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Apres un Reve

      Performer: Emanuel Feuermann. Performer: Franz Rupp. Music Arranger: Pablo Casas.
      • CELLO CLASSICS.
  • Eric Coates

    The Three Elizabeths: I. Halcyon Days

    Orchestra: The London Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.
  • François Devienne

    Flute Quartet in D, Op.66 No.3

    Ensemble: Musica Reale.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Trad.

    I lay down so late

    Music Arranger: Alnaes, Eyvind. Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 2

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV541

    Performer: David Goode.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Paul Dukas

    Villanelle

    Performer: Dennis Brain. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • REGIS.
  • IAN MCMILLAN'S CHOICE

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

      Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
      • EMI.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O sacrum convivium

    Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Hyperion.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: ROMANTIC

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66

      Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Performer: Jonathan Gilad.
      • PENTATONE.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: DANIEL HARDING

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No 6 in A minor (2nd mvt; 3rd mvt)

      Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
      • BR KLASSIK.
  • Frank Bridge

    Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.125

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Nimbus.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Wagtail and baby (Winter Words)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Britten: Canticle 1/Michelangelo sonnets etc: Johnson/Johnson.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.

Mystery Person

Answer: Dennis Brain

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