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Tuesday with Rob Cowan - Antonio Pappano, Whiskers, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine

Rob Cowan presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music. Royal Opera House Music Director Antonio Pappano lists his cultural influences and inspirations.

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 Conductor and pianist Sir Antonio Pappano talks about the ideas that have inspired and shaped him throughout his life.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz, Suite no.2 op.53

    Orchestra: USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • OLYMPIA.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Pastorale in A major

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Concerti "per l'orchestra di Dresda": Musica Antiqua Koln.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 16.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Caprice Andalou op 122

    Performer: Tianwa Yang. Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester. Conductor: Marc Soustrot.
    • Naxos.
  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster

    Wind Quintet in D major Op. 95 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Belfiato Quintet.
    • Supraphon.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cantique de Jean Racine

    Choir: Accentus. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey. Ensemble: Orchestre national de France.
    • Naive.
  • Claude Debussy

    Valse romantique

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete Works for Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite) for orchestra

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque - Davis.
    • CBS.
    • 13.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV 205 (Nine German Arias)

    Singer: Dorothea Röschmann. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Handel: Deutsche Arien: Dorothea Roschmann.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Morgenblätter Waltz, Op 279

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • The Best of the New Years Concerts in Vienna.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody No 1 in B minor, Op 79

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • Andrea Falconiero

    Chaconne in G major

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simos Papanas. Performer: Emmanuele Forni. Performer: Michael Metzler. Performer: Naoki Kitaya.
    • ERATO.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem, Op 9 (Introit; Kyrie)

    Performer: David Goode. Choir: Eton College Chapel Choir. Conductor: Tim Johnson.
    • Herald.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave verum corpus, K 618

    Performer: Matthew Halls. Performer: Christopher Hughes. Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Ensemble: Capricorn. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Agnus Dei: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fugue in G major, BWV 577, 'Alla gigue'

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Bach: Complete Organ Works: Simon Preston.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • David Raksin

    The Bad and the Beautiful : Theme

    Performer: Bill Evans.
    • Concord.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Introduction and Rondo for clarinet and piano, Op 72

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • The Virtuoso Clarinet, Vol.2.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus Iste

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Sir Hamilton Harty

    A John Field Suite (Polka)

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Harty: A John Field Suite: Ulster Orchestra/Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Franz Liszt

    Ständchen (Schwanengesang transc Liszt)

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in A major for oboe d'amore, BWV 1005

    Performer: Bruce Haynes. Performer: Scott Metcalfe. Performer: Olivier Brault. Performer: Christine Moran. Performer: Hélène Plouffe. Performer: Susie Napper. Performer: Pierre Cartier. Performer: Rejean Poirer. Ensemble: Ensemble Da Sonar.
    • Bach: Arias and Oboe D'Amore.
    • Atma Classique.
    • 2-4.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un vieux jardin

    Performer: Judith Pfeiffer.
    • Dreyer Gaido.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Finale

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Andrew Manze.


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