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Rob Cowan presents archive music, including Barber's Summer Music, violinist Barnabas Kelemen playing a Bartok rhapsody and Jacqueline du Pre in Saint-Saens's Cello Concerto No 1.

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

Rob's selection this week includes Barber's delightful wind quintet 'Summer Music', a rhapsody by Bartok played by the young Hungarian virtuoso Barnabas Kelemen and cellist Jacqueline du Pré in a live recording of Saint-Saëns's first concerto accompanied by her husband, conductor Daniel Barenboim.

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Sat 14 May 2016 13:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Rodelinda, Regina De' Longobardi - Dove Sei

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt. Singer: Alfred Deller.
    • VANGUARD CLASSICS : 08 5059 71.
    • VANGUARD CLASSICS.
    • 11.
  • Samuel Barber

    Summer Music Op.31 For Wind Quintet

    Ensemble: Berlin-Vienna Wind Ensemble.
    • SONY : SK-48 052.
    • SONY.
    • 5.
  • Jean‐Marie Leclair

    Sonata In G Major Op.3 No.1

    Performer: Leonid Kogan. Performer: Elizveta Gilels.
    • TESTAMENT : SBT-1227.
    • TESTAMENT.
    • 4.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    6 Songs Op.4 - Cease thy singing maiden fair

    Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky. Singer: Jan Peerce. Orchestra: Cbs S O. Conductor: André Kostelanetz.
    • WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES : WHRA-6032.
    • WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES.
    • 11.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No. 31 In A Flat Op.110

    Performer: Bruce Hungerford.
    • VANGUARD CLASSICS : 08 4022 71.
    • VANGUARD CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Calypso - Chorus

    Singer: Edith Mathis. Choir: Wurzburger Bach Choir. Director: Josef Ulsamer.
    • ARCHIV : 447 722-2.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 25.
  • Béla Bartók

    Rhapsody No. 1 For Violin & Orchestra

    Performer: Barnabas Kelemen. Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • HUNGAROTON : HSACD-32509.
    • HUNGAROTON.
    • 1.
  • Jules Massenet

    Elegie

    Performer: Cedric Sharpe. Performer: Ivor Newton. Singer: Feodor Chaliapin.
    • THE CLASSICAL COLLECTOR : AD 070.
    • THE CLASSICAL COLLECTOR.
    • 10.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.33 For Cello And Orchestra

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • PHILADELPHIA : POA100-7.
    • PHILADELPHIA.
    • 6.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Hostkvall [Autumn Evening]

    Singer: Birgit Nilsson. Orchestra: Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper. Conductor: Bertil Bokstedt.
    • DECCA : 473 794-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 13.
  • Karel (Son) Komzak

    Bad'Ner Mad'In [Girls Of Baden] - Waltz

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch.
    • AUDITE : 21.405.
    • AUDITE.
    • 11.

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