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Rob's Gold Standard

Rob Cowan's Gold Standard depository includes an overture by Malcolm Arnold, Beethoven from pianist Julius Katchen, Kabelac's Hamlet Improvisation and Cimarosa's The Music Master.

Rob Cowan's Gold Standard depository this week includes a rumbustious overture by Malcolm Arnold, Beethoven from pianist Julius Katchen, as well as two rarities: Czech composer Miloslav Kabelac's Hamlet Improvisation for large orchestra, as well as Cimarosa's sparkling operatic comedy, The Music Master.

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Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Ballet Suite No. 3: Waltz

    Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich.
    • BMG/Melodiya : 74321 66981 2.
    • BMG/Melodiya.
    • 13.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Beckus the Dandipratt Comedy Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Decca : 476 5348.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in B flat WoO 6

    Performer: Julius Katchen. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Piero Gamba.
    • Decca : 475 8449.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Domenico Cimarosa

    Il Maestro di Capella (The Music Master)

    Performer: Sesto Bruscantini. Ensemble: I Virtuosi di Roma.
    • Hänssler Profil : PHI6009.
    • Hänssler Profil.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D965

    Performer: Reginald Kell. Performer: George Reeves. Singer: Elisabeth Schumann.
    • EMI Classics : 9 18480 2.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Prague Carnival Overture

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Talich.
    • Supraphon : SU 3837-2.
    • Supraphon.
    • 9.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    La Follia, Op. 5 No. 2

    Performer: Nathan Milstein. Performer: Leon Pommers.
    • EMI Classics : 66873.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Miloslav Kabelac

    Hamlet Improvisation for Large Orchestra

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Karel Ančerl.
    • Supraphon : SU 3671-2 011.
    • Supraphon.
    • 2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Befreit Op. 39, Cacille Op. 27 No. 2

    Performer: Franz Rupp. Singer: Marian Anderson.
    • The Sodre Collection (sampler) : A0S-06-1013-2-1000.
    • The Sodre Collection (sampler).
    • 10.
  • Ascanio Mayone

    Ave Dulcissima Maria/Canzona Francesa Terza

    Composer: Carlo Gesualdo. Performer: Jean-Marc Aymes. Orchestra: Concerto Soave.
    • Zig-Zag Outhere : ZZT319.
    • Zig-Zag Outhere.
    • 9.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor S 244/12

    Performer: Ronald Turini.
    • RCA/Sony Classical : 88875032272-10-11.
    • RCA/Sony Classical.
    • 6.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes Galantes

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Philips : 438 946-2.
    • Philips.
    • 20.

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