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Thursday with Rob Cowan - Strauss II's Thunder and Lightning Polka, Baritsu, 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 a well-known piece of music.
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

  • Jan Novotný

    Philharmonic Dances - 3. Vivace

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchestr Českého rozhlasu. Conductor: Tomáš Netopil.
    • Supraphon.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • SONY.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 1 in C major, BWV 1066 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • J.S.Bach: Les Quatre Ouvertures: Le Concert Des Nations, Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 6.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Thunder and Lightning Polka

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Orchestra Fireworks.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Serenade in E flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 7

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Director: Alexei Ogrintchouk.
    • BIS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Simon Preston.
    • L’OISEAU LYRE.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Dances from the Three-Cornered Hat

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • WARNER.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O Ecclesia

    Choir: Gothic Voices. Director: Christopher Page.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Fugal Concerto Op.40 No.2

    Performer: Jonathan Snowden. Performer: David Theodore. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • EMI.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchestra Hamburg.
    • Who is afraid of 20th century music? Vol. 2: Metzmacher.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • George Enescu

    2 Romanian Rhapsodies, Op. 11: No. 1 in A Major

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Rhapsody (Live).
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Giulio Cesare in Egitto - Act 3; Piangero la sorte mia [aria]

    Singer: Nathalie Stutzmann. Orchestra: Orfeo 55.
    • Erato.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 'Classical'

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Harpsichord Concerto No.7 in G minor, BWV1058

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Preghiera (Suite No 4, 'Mozartiana')

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4, "Mozartiana": DSO, Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Act 1, Cosi Fan Tutte)

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Singer: Malena Ernman. Singer: Konstantin Wolff. Ensemble: MusicAeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • SONY.
  • Claude Debussy

    Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Debussy: 16 Preludes: Bolet.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and eight cellos

    Singer: Juliane Banse. Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Warner.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Malagueña

    Performer: Laurent Korcia. Performer: Haruko Ueda. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Naive.

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