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Thursday with Rob Cowan - Handel's Va tacito, Vladimir Jurowski, Tom Service in Russia

Rob Cowan presents the best in classical music, including potential companion pieces for Julius Caesar's aria from Handel's opera 'Va tacito e nascosto'.

Essential Classics with Rob Cowan

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

0930 Rob explores potential companion pieces for Julius Caesar's famous aria from Handel's opera - "Va tacito e nascosto" (you know, the one with the horn).
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

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave verum corpus, K 618

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Mozart: Vespers and Faure: Requiem.
    • Coro.
    • 1.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Five Novelettes, Op 15 (Alla spagnuola)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • Les Vendredis.
    • Simax.
    • 11.
  • Edward Elgar

    Incidental Music and Funeral March from Grania and Diarmid, Op 42

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti

    September Rhapsody (Piano Trio in A major)

    Performer: Leila Rasonyi. Performer: László Fenyő. Performer: Alpaslan Ertungealp.
    • Marco Polo.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va tacito (from Giulio Cesare)

    Performer: Hector McDonald. Singer: Marijana Mijanovic. Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Handel: Julius Caesar (highlights): Mackerras.
    • Archiv.
    • 25.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Departure (Winter Bonfire, Op 122)

    Conductor: Vincent Figuri. Orchestra: Russian Season Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Russian Season Choir.
    • Prokofiev: Winter Bonfire Op. 122.
    • Salamandre.
    • 17.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Schubert: Four Impromptus, D899 & D935: Radu Lupu.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Hans Rott

    Symphony No 1 in E major - 3rd movement, Scherzo - frisch und lebhaft

    Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker. Conductor: Hansjörg Albrecht.
    • Oehms.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Laudamus te, from Mass in B minor, BWV 232

    Singer: Adele Addison. Orchestra: Robert Shaw Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Shaw.
    • J. S. Bach, Mass in B minor: Dunedin Consort and Players.
    • RCA.
    • 6.
  • Robert Schumann

    Manfred Overture

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • Sony Classical.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va tacito (from Giulio Cesare)

    Performer: Hector McDonald. Singer: Marijana Mijanovic. Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Handel: Julius Caesar (highlights): Mackerras.
    • Archiv.
    • 25.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn, Sonnet and Epilogue, from Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

    Performer: Radek Baborák. Singer: Ian Bostridge. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Flight of the Bumble Bee (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • EMI.
  • R. Nathaniel Dett

    8 Bible vignettes for piano: no.3; As his own soul

    Performer: Clipper Erickson.
    • My Cup Runneth Over.
    • NAVONA.
    • 10.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 2, 'Resurrection' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • LPO.
  • Sir George Dyson


    Performer: Thomas Trotter. Singer: Valery Hill. Choir: St Michael's Singers. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Rennert.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in D flat major, Op 64 No 1, 'Minute'

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Fur Elise, Piano Music by Beethoven, Chopin, etc.: Ashkenezy etc..
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Max Reger

    The Hermit with the Violin (from Four Tone Poems after Böcklin, Op 28)

    Performer: Hans Maile. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gerd Albrecht.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major, Op 64 No 5, 'The Lark' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets: Amadeus Quartet.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 1.
  • Suor Leonora d'Este

    Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas

    Ensemble: Musica Secreta. Choir: Celestial Sirens. Director: Laurie Stras. Director: Deborah Roberts.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Tale of Tsar Saltan (No. 3: The Three Wonders)

    Orchestra: USSR Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Suites by Russian Composers.
    • Melodiya.
    • 10.


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