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Monday - Rob Cowan with Jessica Hynes

With Rob Cowan. Includes My Favourite Impromptus; CPE Bach: Sinfonia in B flat; Proms Artist of the Day: Thomas Dausgaard, featured conducting Schubert's Overture (Die Zauberharfe).

9:00am
My Favourite... Impromptus. This week Rob shares a selection of his favourite impromptus, works that are based on improvisation and impulse. The line-up includes Schubert's Impromptu in G flat, performed by Alfred Brendel, Scriabin's Impromptu Op.14 No.1 with Klara Min and Bennett's Five Impromptus for guitar featuring Craig Ogden.

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 this week is the BAFTA award winning actress and writer Jessica Hynes. Jessica was one of the creators and stars of the popular British sitcom Spaced, and is well known for her other comic roles including Cheryl in The Royle Family and Siobhan in the Olympics backroom comedy Twenty Twelve, and the BBC parody W1A. Jessica will be talking about her comedy writing and her acting roles, and sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by John Ireland, Marcel Tournier and Will Todd, every day at 10am.

10:30am
Music in Time: Classical
Rob places Music in Time, looking at CPE Bach's Sinfonia in B flat major, Wq 182 No.2, which shows the stylistic transition from the Baroque to the Classical period.

10:45am
Rob's Proms artist of the day is the conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who took to the rostrum in yesterday's Prom 31 to conduct Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Today Rob features Dausgaard's interpretation of the overture to Schubert's effervescent Die Zauberharfe.

Schubert
Die Zauberharfe: Overture
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Magnificat: Magnificat anima mea Dominum

    Choir: RIAS Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • MY FAVOURITE...IMPROMPTUS

    • Franz Schubert

      Impromptu in G flat major, D.899 No.3

      Performer: Alfred Brendel.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • EMI.
  • Hilary Tann

    From the Song of Amergin

    Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Roland Kramer. Performer: Petra van der Heide.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Gustav Holst

    St Paul's Suite, Op 29 No 2

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Kenneth Sillito.
    • English Music For Strings: ASMF/Kenneth Sillito.
    • Collins.
    • 1.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No.4

    Performer: Anna Markland.
    • DECCA.
  • Erik Satie

    Trois Melodies: No.3 Sylvie

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw.
    • WINTER & WINTER.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Passacaglia (after a theme by Handel)

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott.
    • ORFEO.
  • JESSICA HYNES' CHOICE NO.1

    • John Ireland

      Two Pieces: No.1 April

      Performer: Eric Parkin.
      • CHANDOS.
  • JESSICA HYNES' CHOICE NO.2

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Songs of Travel: Whither must I wander?

      Performer: Bryn Terfel. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
      • DG.
  • JESSICA HYNES' CHOICE NO.3

    • Frederick Delius

      On hearing the first cuckoo in spring

      Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
      • HALLE.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: CLASSICAL

    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

      Symphony in B flat major, Wq.182 No.2

      Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Director: Christine Schornsheim.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Herbert Murrill

    Carillon for organ

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Grandes Toccatas For Organ.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 15.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE DAY: THOMAS DAUSGAARD

    • Franz Schubert

      Die Zauberharfe: Overture

      Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
      • BIS.
  • Carl Nielsen

    The Jumping Jack (Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op 11)

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • HYPERION.

By Association

Answer: Johan Halvorsen and Handel

The music played:

Halvorsen
Passacaglia (after a theme by Handel)
Julia Fischer (violin)
Daniel Muller-Schott (cello)
ORFEO

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