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Monday with Rob Cowan - Derren Brown, Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, Cigarettes and the Crimea

Rob Cowan is joined by guest Derren Brown, who reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him.

Essential Classics with Rob Cowan

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

0930 Rob explores potential companion pieces for Mozart's joyous motet for soprano and orchestra, Exsultate, jubilate, with its famous closing Alleluia

1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history

1050 The extraordinary Derren Brown reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him. Part of Radio 3's 'Why Music? The Key to Memory', a long weekend at Wellcome Collection starting on Friday.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Christopher Columbus - Overture

    Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Naxos.
  • Samuel Scheidt

    Battle Suite arr Jones

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • La Battaglia: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Christopher Tye

    In nomine a 6

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • Linn.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Lizst, Ravel.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Exsultate, jubilate K. 165

    Singer: Arleen Augér. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Bassoon Sonata, Op 168

    Performer: Ursula Leveaux. Performer: Ian Brown. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Robert White

    Christe qui lux es et dies IV

    Choir: Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge. Director: Mark Williams.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in F major, RV 434

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Smoke gets in your eyes, after Kern

    Performer: Susan Tomes.
    • Loose Elbows - Susan Tomes plays the piano music of Billy Mayerl.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 15.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Rossini OverturesThe Chamber Orchestra Of Europe.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Lucia Popp. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro In A Flat Major Op.70 for Horn and Piano

    Performer: Alec Frank-Gemmill. Performer: Alasdair Beatson.
    • BIS : BIS-2228 SACD.
    • BIS.
    • 4-5.
  • William Byrd

    Pavan and Galliard No 2 in C minor

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (Sarabande)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis.
  • Judith Weir

    All the Ends of the Earth

    Choir: BBC Singers. Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble. Conductor: David Hill.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Captain Stratton's Fancy

    Performer: susie allan. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • Somm.
  • William Byrd

    A Fancie, MB 25

    • William Byrd: Virginal & Consorts.
    • 116.
  • Zoltán Kodály


    Choir: Gyõr Girls' Choir. Conductor: Miklos Szabo.
    • Hungaroton.
  • Moriz Rosenthal

    Fantasia on themes by Johann Strauss II

    Composer: Johann Strauss II. Performer: Konstanin Scherbakov.
    • Strauss: Transcriptions: Scherbakov.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Samuel Barber

    String Quartet in B minor, Op 11 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet.
    • Barber: String Quartet: Emerson String Quartet.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Francs-juges (Overture)

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Berlioz: Overtures: Staatskapelle Dresden/Sir Colin Davis.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Begräbnisgesang, Op 13

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SDG.


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Time Travellers: the podcast

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