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Friday with Rob Cowan - The Chance to Dance, Wagner's Meistersinger Overture, Patricia Routledge

Rob Cowan takes us through the morning with the best in classical music, plus we hear from Dame Patricia Routledge.

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 a well-known piece of music.

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

  • Percy Grainger

    Shallow Brown

    Singer: Lynette Alcántara. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Country Gardiner Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • The music of Percy Grainger: Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake Suite (No 2, 'Waltz')

    Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Franz Xaver Mozart

    Polonaise No 4 in G minor, from 4 Polonaises mélancoliques, Op 22

    Performer: Yaara Tal.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Arvo Pärt

    If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper

    Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Bryars.
    • Skempton - Lento.
    • GB RECORDS.
    • 3.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Prelude)

    Conductor: George Szell. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Henry Purcell

    Thy hand Belinda ... When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev.
    • ERATO.
  • Max Reger

    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in A flat major, Op 49 No 1: Finale

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Fęlá Şowándé

    Nostalgia (Andante) from African Suite

    Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • African Heritage Symphonic Series, Volume 1.
    • CEDILLE.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Consecration of the House, Op 124

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Morris Dance (Suffolk Suite)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Carwithen: Orchestral Music.
    • Chandos.
    • 008.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    The Enchanted Forest: Part Two

    Ensemble: Les Passions de l’Ame. Director: Meret Lüthi.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne Overture, Op 40, 'In London Town'

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • First Hand Records.
  • C.W. Murphy & Dan Lipton

    "Oh! Oh! Antonio"

    Singer: Florrie Forde. Orchestra: Orchestra.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Ernest Bloch

    Hebrew Rhapsody 'Schelomo'

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Orchestra: Great Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio. Conductor: Yuri Ahronovitch.
    • MELODIYA.
  • Jean Mouton

    Nesciens mater virgo à 8

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Spotless Rose.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 7 in A major

    Ensemble: Katia & Marielle Labèque.
    • The Hungarian Dances.
    • Philips Classics.
    • 7.
  • Howard Skempton

    Lento

    Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Bryars.
    • Skempton - Lento.
    • GB RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Marianna d'Auenbrugg

    Sonata in E flat major (Rondo)

    Performer: Barbara Harbach.
    • Kingdom Records.
  • George Gershwin

    Catfish Row (Porgy and Bess Suite)

    Orchestra: Anima Eterna. Conductor: Jos van Immerseel.
    • Alpha Classics.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio sonata in G major Op.2`12 (Ciacona)

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Latina. Director: Giordano Antonelli.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 88875174822.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.

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