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Wednesday with Rob Cowan - Scriabin and fake synaesthesiacs, Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights, Vladimir Jurowski

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 a well-known piece of music.
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

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes: Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Forelle, D 550

    Orchestrator: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Stanislas de Barbeyrac. Orchestra: Insula Orchestra. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Nacht & Traume - Schubert Lieder.
    • Erato.
    • 003.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du bist die Ruh, D 776

    Orchestrator: Anton Webern. Singer: Stanislas de Barbeyrac. Orchestra: Insula Orchestra. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Nacht & Traume - Schubert Lieder.
    • Erato.
    • 015.
  • Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Overture on Russian Themes, Op 28

    Orchestra: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kees Bakels.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Orchestral Works.
    • Bis.
    • 016.
  • Antonio Bazzini

    La ronde des lutins, scherzo fantastique for violin and piano

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Complete Vengerov Recordings 1991-2007.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 12.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Montagues and Capulets (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • Prokofiev: Cinderella/Romeo & Juliet: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Temir.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Richard Egarr.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Trio for flute, oboe and piano

    Performer: Nancy Ruffer. Performer: John Anderson. Performer: Helen Crayford.
    • DUTTON.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture in C major, Op 115, 'Zur Namensfeier'

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: Overturen - Weiner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 5.
  • Michael Torke

    Bright Blue Music

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Michael Torke - Ecstatic Orange etc..
    • Argo.
    • 005.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Fidicinium sacro-profanum (Sonata No 4 in G minor)

    Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Biber: Sacro-Profanum: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky

    Lyrical Dance (Romeo and Juliet Suite, Op 56)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Atlas.
  • Arthur Bliss

    The Red Knight's Mazurka (Checkmate)

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • A Colour Symphony.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart - Piano Concertos 20 & 17 - Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 001.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Herr, unser Herrscher (St John Passion, BWV 245)

    Choir: Munich Bach Choir. Orchestra: Munich Bach Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Richter.
    • J S Bach - St John Passion - Karl Richter.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 001.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise in A major, Op 40 No 1, 'Military'

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Etudes/Preludes/Polonaises: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Singer: Anne Murray. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Virgin.
  • M. Camargo Guarnieri

    Brazilian Dance (Dances for Orchestra)

    Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Roberto Minczuk.
    • Dancas Brasileiras.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Music Arranger: Georges Cziffra.
    • Yuja Wang - Fantasia.
    • DG.
    • 10.
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

    Generations: Sinfonietta no.2 for strings (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • African Heritage Symphonic Series volume III.
    • Cedille Records.
    • 8.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Waltz (Scènes de ballet, Op 52)

    Orchestra: USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Anthology of Russian and Soviet Symphonic Music vol.2.
    • Melodiya.
    • 013.
  • Alexander Gretchaninov

    Nine sili nebesniya

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Tenebrae-Signum.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo brillant in B minor, D 895

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Schubert: Sonate D.574/Rondo op.70/Fantasie D.934: Faust/Melnikov.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9 and 10.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    How sweet to be with you

    Performer: Georgi Vinogradov. Performer: Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser.


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