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Monday with Rob Cowan - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Jacqueline Wilson, Kinoplastikon

Rob Cowan presents potential companion pieces for Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and Dame Jacqueline Wilson names her cultural 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 Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson talks about the ideas that have inspired and shaped her throughout her life.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Valse-caprice in A flat major, Op 76, 'Wedding Cake'

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance in E minor for piano, flute, bassoon and orchestra

    Performer: Patrick Gallois. Performer: Pascal Gallois. Performer: Myung-Whun Chung. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Violin Romances: Chung Trio/Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    María de Buenos Ares: Tema de Maria

    Performer: Valentina Montoya Martinez. Ensemble: Mr. McFall's Chamber.
    • Delphian.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in the Italian style for keyboard in F major, BWV 971

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Aure, andate e baciate from "Il Nascimento dell'Aurora"

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Ensemble: Capella Gabetta. Director: Andrés Gabetta.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concert piece no 1 for clarinet, basset horn and piano or orchestra op 113

    Performer: Elizabeth Jordan. Performer: Lynsey Marsh. Ensemble: Northern Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Barlow.
    • Divine Art.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in G major K 27

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Hyperion.
  • Eric Coates

    Television March

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • George Frideric Handel

    My heart is inditing, HWV 261

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Handel: Coronation Anthems: Choir of King's college, Cleobury.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Why fum'th in fight (Archbishop Parker's Psalter)

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Samuel Barber


    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Introduction and Fandango

    Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
    • Dances - Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Teresa del Riego

    Slave Song

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata for flute, viola and harp

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Gérard Caussé. Performer: Marie‐Pierre Langlamet.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    La belle Hélène (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Offenbach: Overtures: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Frank Bridge

    Valse intermezzo

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Bridge: Orchestral works vol.5: BBC NOW/Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 14.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Welt, gute Nacht (Es ist nun aus mit meinen Leben)

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Singer: Julia Doyle. Singer: Katharine Fuge. Singer: Clare Wilkinson. Singer: Nicholas Mulroy. Singer: James Gilchrist. Singer: Jeremy Budd. Singer: Matthew Brook. Singer: Peter Harvey.
    • J.C. Bach Welt, gute Nacht - Gardiner.
    • SDG.
    • 7.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
    • Kreisler: Violin Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Robert Schumann

    Introduction and Concert-Allegro op.134

    Performer: Jan Lisiecki. Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.


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