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Wednesday with Rob Cowan - Pigeon Cure, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Christine Rice

Rob Cowan brings the best in classical music, including potential companion pieces for Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'.

Rob Cowan takes us through the morning with the best in classical music including :

0930 Rob explores potential companion pieces for Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture "Romeo and Juliet"

1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history

1050 As part of the BBC Opera Season, leading British mezzo Christine Rice talks about her cultural influences and inspirations.

3 hours


Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ondine (Gaspard de la nuit)

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Chopin/Liszt/Ravel: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad


    Ensemble: Wihan Quartet.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto TWV 43:d2 in D minor for 2 violins, viola & b.c. (4th Book of Quartets No. 6)

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita. Director: Daniela Dolci.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • The Tchaikovsky Project: Volume 1.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden - motet BWV.230

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Director: Paul Hillier. Ensemble: London Baroque.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    5 Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • André Messager

    Theme and Variations (Les deux pigeons)

    Orchestra: Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • French Ballet Music: Mackerras.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Josef Suk

    Quartet in A minor Op.1 for piano and strings, 2nd movement; Adagio

    Ensemble: Josef Suk Piano Quartet.
    • Supraphon.
  • Gaspar Sanz

    La Tarantella

    Performer: Hopkinson Smith.
    • Album: Hopkinson Smith.
    • Naive.
    • 9.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo et Juliette - symphonie dramatique Op.17 for soloists

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Apollo

    Performer: Peter Donohoe. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Herbert Howells

    King David

    Singer: Christine Rice. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • Handel; Brahms; Wolf; Duparc; Howells.
    • EMI.
    • 26.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor RV.439, Op.10`2 (La Notte) for flute and orchestra

    Performer: François Lazarevitch. Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien.
    • Alpha Classics.
  • Haydn Wood

    The Horse Guards, Whitehall (London Landmarks Suite)

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
  • Errollyn Wallen

    Lively (2nd movement of Horseplay)

    Ensemble: Continuum. Conductor: Philip Headlam.
    • Wallen: The Girl in my Alphabet.
    • AVIE.
    • 9.
  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Lorin Maazel Conducts Wagner: Vol.2.
    • RCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    As steals the morn (L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Singer: Mark Padmore. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in D major H.16.51

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
  • Joan Trimble

    Suite for Strings

    Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra. Director: Fionnuala Hunt.
    • Black Box.


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