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Tuesday with Rob Cowan - Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Upsetting the Apple Cart, Patricia Routledge

Rob Cowan hears from Dame Patricia Routledge and explores potential companion pieces for Liszt's virtuosic showpiece for piano, the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2.

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 Liszt's virtuosic showpiece for piano, the Hungarian Rhapsody no 2.

1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history

1050 Actress Dame Patricia Routledge reveals the cultural influences that have shaped and inspired her.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Arnold Bax

    Dance in the Sun (4 Orchestral sketches)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Franz Lehár

    Vilja-Lied (The Merry Widow)

    Singer: Kate Royal. Orchestra: Orchestra of English National Opera. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Kate Royal: Midsummer Night.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 1 (Op. 21) in C major, 4th mvt; Finale

    Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker. Conductor: Philippe Jordan.
    • Wiener Symphoniker.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Trio Sonata in B flat major, HWV 380

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Performer: Anthony Robson. Performer: Richard Tunnicliffe. Performer: Paul Nicholson. Ensemble: Convivium.
    • Handel, Trio Sonatas for Oboe and Violin: Convivium.
    • Hyperion.
    • 20.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor, S244

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Adam Gorb

    Yiddish Dances arr Eden (No 1, Khosidl)

    Ensemble: VIDA Guitar Quartet.
    • Rhapsody: Vida Guitar Quartet.
    • BGS.
    • 7.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Fantasia

    Performer: Anne Akiko Meyers. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
    • Avie.
  • Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

    Los Esclavos Felices (The Happy Slaves): Overture

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga – L’oeuvre orchestrale.
    • Astrée Auvidis.
    • 5.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, op.45 - 2nd mvt 'Scherzo' (Perpetuum mobile)

    Performer: Danny Driver. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • Beach / Chaminade / Howell: Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 003.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Three Shanties for Wind Quintet op.4

    Ensemble: Variation 5.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Martyn Hill.
    • Songs by Reynaldo Hahn.
    • HYPERION.
    • 2.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Marosszek

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Andante (Variations) in E major from "4 pieces" for string quartet Op.81

    Ensemble: Quatuor Arod.
    • Erato.
  • Josef Suk

    When mother was still a little girl (About Mother, Op 28)

    Performer: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Suk: Piano Works: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • Edward German

    Nell Gwyn (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Three-Part Invention in E flat major, BWV 791

    Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Performer: Yuri Zhislin. Performer: Luigi Piovano.
    • J S Bach Goldberg Variations 15 Sinfonias The Art Of Transcription.
    • Nimbus.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a: I. Dawn

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Welcome as the dawn of day (Solomon)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: The English Concert. Singer: Rosemary Joshua. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel Duets: The English Concert.
    • Chaconne.
    • 3.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet for strings (Op.76`4) in B flat major "Sunrise", 1st mvt; Allegro con spirito

    Performer: Takács Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets, op. 76 4-6.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A flat major, Op 34 No 1

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Chopin Valses Tharaud.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 16.
  • Herbert Howells

    Take him, earth, for cherishing

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Suite for Cello and Orchestra, Op.16

    Performer: Christine Walevska. Orchestra: Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eliahu Inbal.
    • Decca.

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