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Friday with Rob Cowan - Vivaldi's Autumn (from the Four Seasons), Derren Brown, Rossetti's Wombats

Rob Cowan presents the best in classical music, including potential companion pieces for one of the concerti from Vivaldi's Seasons.

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

0930 Rob explores potential companion pieces for a well known piece of music. Today it's one of the concerti from Vivaldi's Seasons - Concerto in F major RV.293, for violin and orchestra (Autumn)

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 with In Tune today.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Thomas Arne

    Rise, Glory, rise (Rosamond)

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • DECCA.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Nights in the Gardens of Spain (i. En el Generalife)

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Hyperion.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Concerto no. 7 in G major G.480 for cello and orchestra; 2nd movement; Adagio

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Haydn and Bach Cello Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 011.
  • Steve Reich

    Nagoya Marimbas

    Performer: Bob Becker. Performer: James Preiss.
    • Steve Reich: Proverb / Nagoya Marimbas / City Life.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major RV.293, Op.8`3 (L'Autunno) for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Orchestra: La Serenissima.
    • Vivaldi The Four seasons.
    • Avie.
    • 007.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Sancte Deus, sancte fortis

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • A Tudor Collection: The Tallis Scholars.
    • Gimell.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Midsummer Moon for violin and piano

    Performer: Jonathan Rees. Performer: Kathron Sturrock.
    • Rebecca Clarke.
    • Gamut Classics.
    • 7.
  • César Franck

    Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Robert Casadesus. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Franck: Symphony in D Minor / Symphonic Variations: Casadesus.
    • Sony.
  • Peter Sculthorpe

    Djilile arr for strings

    Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Tognetti.
    • Sculthorpe: Works for Strings.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tre sbirri... Te Deum (Tosca)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Singer: Balcarras Crafoord. Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Bryn Terfel: Bad Boys; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • J S Bach, The Organ Works - Simon Preston.
    • 3.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons Op 67; Scene 4; L'Automne (Autumn)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • The Seasons etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 13-15.
  • Ronald Binge

    The Water Mill

    Performer: Ruth Scott. Orchestra: New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics: New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Hans Schmidt‐Isserstedt.
    • DECCA.
  • Frank Bridge

    The Hour Glass (The Dew Fairy)

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Bridge: Piano Sonata etc: Kathryn Stott.
    • Conifer.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K 447

    Performer: Anthony Halstead. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Mozart: The Horn Concertos - Halstead, The Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Wie aus der Ferne langst vergang'ner Zeiten)

    Singer: Tommy Stewart. Singer: Gwyneth Jones. Singer: Karl Ridderbusch. Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele. Conductor: Karl Böhm.
    • DG.
  • William Harris

    Bring us, O Lord God

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • William Harris

    Faire is the heaven

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Shéhérazade (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortileges/Sheherazade.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    The Padstow Lifeboat

    Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Arnold on Brass.
    • Conifer.
    • 24.


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