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Wednesday with Rob Cowan - Captain Pouch Clair de Lune, Jacqueline Wilson

Rob Cowan presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and author 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 Debussy's gentle impressionistic masterpiece for the piano Clair de Lune - one of his most popular works in no small part due to its appearance in numerous movie soundtracks. What would you suggest for someone who loved this piece?

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

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Zais - overture

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche, Op 165b

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
    • Poulenc: Music for 2 Pianos: Katia & Marielle Labeque.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Un'aura amorosa - from Cosi fan Tutte

    Singer: Juan Diego Flórez. Orchestra: Orchestra La Scintilla. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen.
    • JS Bach: Violin Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10-12.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no. 3 in A minor Op.56 (Scottish) - 4th mvt

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • DG.
  • Thelonious Monk


    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Kronos Quartet Plays Music Of Thelonious Monk.
    • 6.
  • Claude Debussy

    Hommage a Rameau

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein.
    • RCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Overture to Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp)

    Orchestra: L’Orfeo Barockorchester. Conductor: Michi Gaigg.
    • DHM.
  • Clément Janequin

    Pavana "La Battaglia" (Instrumental)

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Carlos V: Mille Regretz.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 9.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75

    Performer: Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Janáček, Dvořák & Suk: Works for Violin and Piano.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 4-7.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Clair de lune, Op. 46, No. 2

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
    • A Verlaine Songbook.
    • BIS.
    • 25.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No 1

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La forza del destino (Overture)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • WARNER.
  • Trad.

    Dark Eyes

    Performer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Orchestra: Ossipov Russian Folk Orchestra.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet no.13 in B flat major Op.130 - 5th mvt 'Cavatina'

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Zig Zag.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Suite in the Old Style - III: The riddle of the barrel-organ player

    Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras.
    • ECM.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hail, bright Cecilia (Symphony)

    Orchestra: Gabrieli Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Archiv.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances arr Szekely

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Andrew Armstrong. Music Arranger: Zoltán Székely.
    • Bartok: Works for Violin and Piano.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 24-29.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont - incidental music Op.84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 / Corialan / Egmont.
    • 7.
  • Richard Strauss

    Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs; 6 Orchestral Songs - Norman, Gewandhausorchester L.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Henry Purcell

    Chaconne (King Arthur)

    Conductor: William Cristie. Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants Orchestra.
    • ERATO.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise-Fantasy In A Flat Major Op.61 For Piano

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 479 6127.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Sun Has Set from Six songs Op.73

    Performer: Dmitri Horostovsky. Performer: Ivari Ilja.


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