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Friday with Rob Cowan - Jacqueline Wilson, Bandstands

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

  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Overture)

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder; Siegfried-Idyll; Overtures.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Rondo in C minor, Op 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 6.
  • James McCarthy

    Codebreaker; Enough & I shall meet him again

    Conductor: David Temple. Singer: Julia Boyle. Choir: Hertfordshire Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in D major, RV 204

    Conductor: Fabio Biondi. Orchestra: Europa Galante.
    • Vivaldi: La STravaganza: Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 15.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34 (Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • František Ondříček

    Scherzo capriccioso, Op 18

    Performer: Pavel Šporcl. Performer: Petr Jiříkovský.
    • Supraphon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    O temerario Arbace... Per quel paterno amplesso, K 79

    Singer: Véronique Gens. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.
    • Mozart: Airs D'Operas et de Concert.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 8.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Capriccio brillante in B minor, Op 22

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Galop (Little Suite No 2 for brass band)

    Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
    • Conifer.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Nonet in E flat major, Op 38 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • DIVOX.
  • Julien-François Zbinden

    Sonatine for flute and piano, Op.5 (1945)

    Performer: Franziska Badertscher. Performer: Anne de Dadelsen.
    • GALLO.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for orchestra (Sz.116), 5th mvt; Finale (Pesante - presto)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Hungaroton.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

    Choir: VOCES8. Ensemble: Senesino Players. Director: Barnaby Smith.
    • Bach Motets.
    • Signum.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Blue-Eyes Fairy (The Starlight Express, Op 78)

    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Singer: Roderick Williams. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Elgar: The Starlight Express: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Bychkov.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance No 1, Op 35

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
    • Grieg: The Orchestral Music: Bergen PO, Ruud.
    • Bis.
  • Gilbert Bécaud

    La machine a ecrire

    Performer: Gilbert Bécaud. Orchestra: Orchestra Raymond Bernard. Conductor: Raymond Bernard.
    • Gilbert Bécaud: La Machine a ecrire.
    • Bibliotèque nationale de France.
    • 1.
  • Anon.

    Danza del hacha

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Villancicos y danzas criollas 1550-1750: Hesperion XXI/Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Five Variations on 'Rule Britannia', WoO 79

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • Beethoven: Piano Variations: Olli Mustonen.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Anton Webern

    Langsamer Satz (1905)

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • ALPHA.
  • John Sheppard

    Credo (Western Wind Mass)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Lars‐Erik Larsson

    A Winter's Tale Suite, Op 18

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Stig Westerberg.
    • Swedish Society.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in B flat major, K 472

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 14.


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