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Rob Cowan with music from the archives, including Willem Mengelberg conducting Handel, Elly Ameling and Helen Watts singing Bach, and Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 2.

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

This week, conductor Willem Mengelberg presents lively Handel from New York, Elly Ameling and Helen Watts sing Bach, while violinist Henryk Szeryng's account of Szymanowski's luminous Concerto no.2 is an unmissable classic of the gramophone.

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Sat 9 Apr 2016 13:00

Music Played

  • Albert Lortzing

    Der Wildschutz

    Singer: Irmgard Seefried. Orchestra: Bamberg S O.. Conductor: Christoph Stepp.
    • DG Eloquence : 480 7228.
    • DG Eloquence.
    • 6.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Dance of the Persian Slaves from Khovanshchina

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari.
    • DECCA ELOQUENCE : 480 2391.
    • DECCA ELOQUENCE.
    • 2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Abschied S.251 For Piano

    Performer: France Clidat.
    • FRENCH DECCA : 476 4090.
    • FRENCH DECCA.
    • 18.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina - Suite

    Composer: Georg Gohler. Orchestra: Philharmonic S O of New York. Conductor: Willem Mengelberg.
    • PEARL : GEMM-CD 9474.
    • PEARL.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 10 Meine Seel'eErhebt Den Herren!

    Singer: Elly Ameling. Singer: Helen Watts. Singer: Werner Krenn. Singer: Marius Rintzler. Choir: Vienna Academy Choir. Orchestra: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. Conductor: Karl Münchinger.
    • DECCA ELOQUENCE : ELQ-4804844.
    • DECCA ELOQUENCE.
    • 16.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata In D Minor K417

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • BIS : BIS-2138.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Max Reger

    Lyrical Andante for Strings

    Performer: Antonio Janigro. Ensemble: Zagrebački solisti.
    • AUDITE : 95.639.
    • AUDITE.
    • 19.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Otello - Nium mi tema

    Singer: Jon Vickers. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
    • RCA/SONY : 8884300350253.
    • RCA/SONY.
    • 6.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Le Roi D'Ys - Overture

    Orchestra: Chicago S O.. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843062752.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 2.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra

    Performer: Henryk Szeryng. Orchestra: Bamberg S O..
    • PHILIPS/DECCA : 478 9211.
    • PHILIPS/DECCA.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude And Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 No. 21 In B Flat

    Performer: Arthur Loesser.
    • DOREMI : DHR-7893-4.
    • DOREMI.
    • 3.
  • Leon Goossens & Gerald Moore

    Irish Song

    • OBOE CLASSICS : CC2031.
    • OBOE CLASSICS.
    • 8.
  • Alec Templeton

    Scherzo Caprice For Oboe And Piano

    Performer: Leon Goossens. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • OBOE CLASSICS : CC2031.
    • OBOE CLASSICS.
    • 9.

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