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Monday - Rob Cowan with Rebecca Front

With Rob Cowan. Including My Favourite English Tone Painting; Purcell: Three Parts Upon a Ground; Artist of the Week: Mikhail Pletnev. Haydn: Piano Concerto in D, H XVIII 11.

9am
My favourite...English tone painting. Rob chooses colourful pieces by five English composers, some sketching a musical idea of springtime, from Delius's famous cuckoo to less well known works such as April-England by John Foulds and Frank Bridge's Enter Spring.

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 is the actress, comedian, writer and presenter Rebecca Front. Rebecca has recently played the scheming Anna Mikhailovna in the BBC's adaptation of War and Peace and starred in Julian Fellowes' latest period drama Doctor Thorne. She made her name in satirical shows such as The Day Today, Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge, and The Thick of It, for which she won a BAFTA. Other roles include Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent in Lewis and Mrs Bennet in Death Comes to Pemberley. Rebecca will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music every day at 10am.

10:30am
Music in Time: Baroque
Rob places Music in Time exploring Purcell's ingenious Three Parts Upon a Ground. Purcell uses the Baroque technique of a repeating bass line to turn a simple tune into something more harmonically complex.

11am
Artist of the week. This week Rob features the pianistic skills of the multi-talented Russian musician Mikhail Pletnev. Pletnev burst onto the musical scene in 1978 when he won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. His colossal technique and vivid interpretations led to worldwide acclaim as a pianist, while he also built a career as a conductor. Rob presents a showcase of his recordings, including concertos by Haydn and Beethoven, and sonatas by Chopin and Scriabin.

Haydn
Piano Concerto in D major Hob XVIII:11
Mikhail Pletnev (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MIKHAIL PLETNEV

    • Moritz Moszkowski

      Etude de virtuosite, Op.72 No.6

      Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
      • DG.
  • MY FAVOURITE...ENGLISH TONE PAINTING

    • Arnold Bax

      In the Faery Hills

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio in C major for lute, violin and continuo, RV 82

    Performer: Paul O’Dette. Performer: Roy Goodman. Ensemble: Parley of Instruments.
    • HYPERION.
  • Restless (Nocturnal after John Dowland)

    • HYPERION.
  • John Tavener

    A Hymn to the Mother of God

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for two oboes and bassoon in D minor, TWV53:D1

    Performer: Luise Baumgartl. Performer: Martin Stadler. Performer: Marita Schaar. Ensemble: La Stagione Frankfurt. Ensemble: Camerata Köln. Director: Michael Schneider.
    • CPO.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Lagunenwalzer, Op 411

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • CAPRICCIO.
  • REBECCA FRONT'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Romance sans paroles, Op 17 No 3

      Performer: Kathryn Stott.
      • CONIFER.
  • REBECCA FRONT'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      I. Allegro (Keyboard Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV1052)

      Performer: Glenn Gould. Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
      • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • REBECCA FRONT'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Libera me (Requiem)

      Singer: William Gaunt. Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Nigel Short.
      • LSO.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: BAROQUE

    • Henry Purcell

      Three Parts upon a Ground, Z.731

      Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
      • ALIA VOX.
  • Henry Purcell

    An Evening Hymn, Z.193

    Music Arranger: Michael Tippett. Music Arranger: Walter Bergmann. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Jean Sibelius

    En Saga, Op.9

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • PROFIL.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MIKHAIL PLETNEV

    • Joseph Haydn

      Piano Concerto in D major, Hob.XVIII:11

      Performer: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
      • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
  • Michael Tippett

    Deep river (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • a la Gloire de Dieu: The Sixteen.
    • Coro.
    • 6.
  • Edward Elgar

    In the South

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • SONY.
  • Amy Beach

    Nähe des Geliebten, Op 35 No 3

    Performer: James Lisney. Singer: Emma Kirkby.
    • BIS.
  • Amy Beach

    Rendezvous

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Performer: Paul Barritt. Performer: James Lisney.
    • BIS.

By Association

Answer: Arnold Schoenberg arranged Johann Strauss II's Lagunenwalzer

The music played:

Johann Strauss II (arr. Schoenberg)
Lagunenwalzer, Op.411
Linos Ensemble
CAPRICCIO

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