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Thursday with Rob Cowan - Indecent Exposure of an Australian Mermaid, Adam's Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Derren Brown

Rob Cowan presents the best in classical music, including potential companion pieces for John Adams' explosive 'Short Ride in a Fast Machine'.

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 John Adams' explosive and exuberant short orchestral piece "Short Ride in a Fast Machine".

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

  • Henry Purcell

    Sound the trumpet, real. Britten for 2 voices and piano [from 'Come ye sons of Art']

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Britten: Purcell Realizations.
    • Hyperion.
    • 22.
  • Nikolai Sokoloff

    Polka (Les Vendredis)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • Les Vendredis.
    • Simax.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 8 in B minor 'Unfinished' (3rd mvt, reconstructed)

    Music Arranger: Mario Venzago. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel. Conductor: Mario Venzago.
    • Sony.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerti grosso Op 6 No 1 in G major

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony.
    • Adams: Harmonielehre etc: San Francisco Symphony/Tilson Thomas.
    • SFS.
    • 4.
  • Alice Mary Smith

    Andante for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Angela Malsbury. Ensemble: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Chandos.
  • Trad.Attack!

    Mary O'Neill , The Lads of Dunse, Port Patrick

    Ensemble: The Curious Bards.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust, Act 3: Aria 'Quel trouble inconnu... Salut, demeure chaste et pure'

    Singer: Vittorio Grigolo. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI. Conductor: Evelino Pidò.
    • Sony Classical.
  • George Enescu

    Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in A major, Op 11

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Mermaid's Song

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • Archiv.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major, K 382

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Mozart, Piano Concertos No. 20 K. 466 & No. 24 K. 491 Concerto Rondo K. 382.
    • PHILIPS SILVER LINE CLASSICS.
    • 4-6.
  • Louis-Claude Daquin

    Le coucou

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Arthur Honegger

    Pacific 231

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • DECCA.
  • Michael Flanders

    The Slow Train

    Ensemble: Michael Flanders.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Isaac Stern. Performer: Jaime Laredo. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Brahms: Piano Quartets Opp. 25, 26 & 60: Ax/Stern/Laredo/Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    Serenity

    Ensemble: Tenebrae. Performer: Matthew Sharp.
    • Decca.
  • Ambroise Thomas

    Mignon (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio de Almeida.
    • Opera Overtures and Incidental Music.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon No.9 a 10

    Orchestra: Gabrieli Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Belle nuit, O nuit d'amour (The Tales of Hoffmann)

    Singer: Miah Persson. Singer: Katarina Karnéus. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Die Tauben von San Marco, Op 414

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Strauss II: Waltzes, Polkas and Marches: Harnoncourt.
    • Apex.
    • 12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Overture)

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Hans Gál

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra op 57 ii Adagio

    Performer: Sarah Beth Briggs. Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music. Conductor: Kenneth Woods.
    • AVie.
  • Nicola Matteis

    Ground after the Scotch humour

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Jonathan Cohen. Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout. Performer: Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen. Performer: Stefan Rath. Performer: Stefan Maass.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert waltz for orchestra no. 2 (Op.51) in F major

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Orfeo.

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