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Monday with Rob Cowan - Vladimir Jurowski, Onfim, Shostakovich's Romance from The Gadfly

Rob Cowan presents potential companion pieces for a well-known piece of music, and conductor Vladimir Jurowski lists his inspirations and influences.

Essential Classics with Rob Cowan

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

0930 Rob explores potential companion pieces for the "Romance" from the suite "The Gadfly" - music by Shostakovich for a Soviet film in 1955, and one of the most beautiful meditative tunes for violin.
1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, talks about the ideas that have inspired and shaped him throughout his life. Part of Radio 3's "Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture".

3 hours

Music Played

  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Suite for Orchestra: III. Waltz

    Orchestra: Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Lande.
    • Weinberg: Symphony No. 17, Op. 137 "Memory" & Suite for Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 103.
  • Franz Liszt

    Polonaise No. 2 in E S223

    Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Audite.
  • Leó Weiner

    Divertimento no 1 Op 20

    Orchestra: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Five Divertmentos/Serenade.
    • Chandos.
    • 5-9.
  • Dmitry Bortniansky

    Cherubic Hymn no.7

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Romance (The Gadfly)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Decca.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Divertimento for oboe and string quartet

    Performer: Christopher O'Neal. Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Deux-Elles.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in F major, H XVIII 7

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Virgin.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert Waltz No.1 in D, Op.47

    Orchestra: Swiss Romande Orchestra. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • DECCA.
  • Anon.

    Dance (English, 13th century)

    Ensemble: The Dufay Collective.
    • Miri It Is.
    • Chandos.
    • 16.
  • Arnold Bax

    The Happy Forest, Symphonic Poem

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Made In Britain.
    • Avie.
    • 5.
  • Jules Massenet

    Meditation (Thaïs)

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Vag Papian. Ensemble: Virtuosi.
    • Vengerov and Virtuosi.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op 117 No 2

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • A Portrait: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro Torna

    Performer: Stephen Stubbs. Singer: John Potter. Singer: Douglas Nasrawi. Ensemble: Red Byrd.
    • Factory.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)

    Performer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Singer: Anna Netrebko. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Russian Album.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 012.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 21 (K.467) in C major, 3rd mvt ...

    Performer: Simone Dinnerstein. Orchestra: Havana Lyceum Orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Spanish Overture No 1

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Regis.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B minor, Rv390

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Europa Galante.
    • Glossa.
  • George Butterworth

    A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Alexander Alexandrovich Alyabiev

    The Nightingale

    Singer: Natalie Dessay. Orchestra: Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
    • Vocalises - Natalie Dessay.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23

    Performer: Martha Argerich.


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