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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Malorie Blackman

With Rob Cowan. Including My Favourite Handel Concerti Grossi, Op 6; Music in Time: Bartok; Artist of the Week: Suk Trio, featured in Dvorak's Piano Trio No 3 in F minor.

My favourite... Handel Concerti Grossi Op. 6. Rob shares his favourite Baroque masterpieces from Handel's Twelve Grand Concertos. The line up features performances of these energetic concertos by the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Andrew Manze, Concentus Musicus Wien and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Il Giardino Armonico under Giovanni Antonini and Thurston Dart conducting the Boyd Neel Orchestra.

Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

Rob's guest is the author Malorie Blackman. Malorie has written over sixty books for children and young readers and was the Children's Laureate from 2013 to 2015. Her books include Pig-Heart Boy, which was turned into a BAFTA-winning television series, Cloud Busting, and the critically acclaimed Noughts and Crosses series. Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and has also received an OBE for her services to children's literature. Malorie will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by the 19th century composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor, and Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major symphony orchestra.

Music in Time: Modern
Rob explores the Modern period with Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, a score that reignited a fascination with spatially separated musicians.

Rob's Artist of the Week is the Suk Trio. Throughout the week Rob delves into the archives of this internationally renowned piano trio, sharing recordings including Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor Op. 49, Dvorak's Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, Op.65 and Brahms's Piano Trio No.1 in B major, Op.8.

Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, Op.65
Suk Trio.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    Entracte No.3 (Carmen)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • NAÏVE.
  • My Favourite... Handel Concerti Grossi

    • George Frideric Handel

      Concerti Grosso in E minor Op.6 No.3

      Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Andrew Manze.
  • Michael Praetorius

    La Bouree; Bransle de la Torche (Terpsichore)

    Ensemble: Westra Aros Pijpare. Ensemble: Bourrasque Ensemble. Conductor: Bertil Färnlöf.
    • NAXOS.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzon Cubano

    Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • MERCURY.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Sancta et immaculata

    Choir: Ensemble La Sestina. Director: Adriano Giardina.
  • Enrique Granados

    The Maiden and the Nightingale (Goyescas)

    Performer: Richard Farrell.
    • ATOLL.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • Malorie Blackman's Choice No. 1

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Nocturne in E flat major, Op.9 No.2

      Performer: Lívia Rév.
      • HYPERION.
  • Malorie Blackman's Choice No. 2

    • Georges Bizet

      Habanera: 'L’amour est un oiseau rebelle' (Carmen)

      Singer: Elīna Garanča. Choir: Coro Filarmonico del Regio di Torino. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon.
      • Elina Garanca - Habanera: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai: Karel Mark Ch.
      • DG.
      • 17.
  • Malorie Blackman's Choice No. 3

    • Georges Bizet

      Gypsy Song: 'Les tringles des sistres tintaient' (Carmen)

      Singer: Elīna Garanča. Singer: Cristina Antoaneta Pasaroiu. Singer: Giuseppina Bridelli. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon.
      • Elina Garanca - Habanera: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai: Karel Mark Ch.
      • DG.
      • 14.
  • Dimitri Cantemir

    Improvisation & Dance 'Buselik Usules'

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Music in time: Modern

    • Béla Bartók

      Music for strings, percussion and celesta

      Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
      • RCA.

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, Op.65

      Ensemble: Sukovo trio.
      • SUPRAPHON.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltz in A major, Op.39 No.15

    Performer: Josef Suk. Performer: Josef Hála.
  • Hubert Parry

    Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

William Tell Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)


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