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Rob's Gold Standard

Rob Cowan with music from the archives, including Gounod's Faust conducted by Rene Leibowitz, Conchita Supervia in Bizet's Carmen and Hartmann's Symphony No 2 from Rafael Kubelik.

Rob Cowan mines the archive for great recordings, forgotten musical heroes and repertory adventures

This week, conductor Rene Leibowitz sends Faust on a whirling dance routine, Conchita Supervia proves the most alluring Carmen ever and Rafael Kubelik conducts Karl Amadeus Hartmann's fiercely intense Second Symphony.

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Sat 2 Apr 2016 13:00

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in F minor Op. 70 No. 2

    Performer: Jeanne-Marie Darré.
  • Trad

    Shenandoah

    Singer: Oscar Natzke.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

    Orchestra: Munich Bach Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Richter.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No. 1

    Orchestra: International Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: René Leibowitz.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Ciaccona

    Performer: Ralph Kirkpatrick.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen: Chanson bohème

    Singer: Conchita Supervía.
  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann

    Symphony No. 2

    Orchestra: Bavarian R S O. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.

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