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Tuesday with Rob Cowan - Tom Service in Russia, Vladimir Jurowski, Weber's Invitation to the Dance

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 follow-on pieces for a well-known piece of music. Today, Weber's sparkling Invitation to the Dance.
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

  • Paul Hindemith

    Marsch from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Hyperion.
  • Henry Purcell

    Your hay it is mow'd (King Arthur)

    Singer: Paul Elliott. Singer: Ashley Stafford. Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Erato.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in F major, Op 87 No 23

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Tragic Overture

    Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Sony.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Invitation To The Dance

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough In Recital.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Marin Marais

    Plainte (Suite in D major, Pièces de viole, Book 3)

    Performer: William Hunt. Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Marin Marais 'La folia' & other music for viols and violins The Purcell Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, orch Ramin and Kostal

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • Bernstein: West Side Story: New York Philharmonic, Berstein.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, K 340

    Performer: Pierre Hantaï.
    • Scarlatti: 22 sonatas for harpsichord: Pierre Hantai.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    When yesterday we met, Op 26 No 13

    Performer: Unknown Pianist. Singer: Фёдор Шаляпин.
    • The Chaliapin Edition, Volume 4: 1913-1921.
    • Arbiter.
    • 9.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in G major, Op 6 No 1

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Handel: Twelve Concerti Grossi, Op.6 Il Giardino Armonico - Giovanni Antonini.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique (Un bal)

    Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ticciati.
    • Linn.
  • Adolf Schulz-Evler

    Arabesques on themes from the waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Franz Waxman

    Taras Bulba (The Ride of the Cossacks)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • The Genius of Film Music: Hollywood Blockbusters 1960s–1980s.
    • LPO.
    • 5.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Clarinet Trio in E flat major, Op 44 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Diana Ambache. Performer: Joan Enric Lluna. Performer: Naomi Butterworth.
    • BBC Music.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Italian Girl in Algiers (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Rossini: Overtures: London Symphony Orchestra/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    12 Variations on See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes

    Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • Beethoven: Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano.
    • Erato.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Schlummert ein (Cantata No 82)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in A major, Op 46 No 5

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Brahms: Hungarian Dances &Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: Haitink.
    • Philips.
    • 15.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella - Mazurka; Cinderella's Arrival; Grand Waltz

    Orchestra: Great Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • Melodiya.


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