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Friday with Rob Cowan - Grieg's Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Libraries, Antonio Pappano

Rob Cowan takes us through the morning with the best in classical music, and we hear about Sir Antonio Pappano's cultural 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

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Scherzo in B flat major

    Orchestrator: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Claudio Abbado conducts Mussorgsky.
    • BMG Classics.
    • 004.
  • Léo Delibes

    Sous le dôme épais (Lakmé)

    Singer: Anna Netrebko. Singer: Elīna Garanča. Orchestra: Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marco Armiliato.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ariel Ramírez

    Alfonsina y el mar (zamba Argentina)

    Performer: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Americas Without Frontiers.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
    • 018.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Op 55, 'Eroica' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Beethoven Bernstein 9 Symphonies Vienna Philharmonic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 008.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding day at Troldhaugen (Lyric pieces Book 8 No.6)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • Leif Ove Andsnes: Ballad for Edvard Grieg.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • William Byrd

    Quomodo cantabimus

    Choir: Gallicantus. Director: Gabriel Crouch.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33

    Performer: Gabriel Schwabe. Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester. Conductor: Marc Soustrot.
    • Saint-Saens: Works for Cello and Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 001.
  • George Enescu

    Serenade lointaine

    Ensemble: Trio Enescu.
    • Works by George Enescu and Gabriel Faure.
    • GENUIN.
    • 4.
  • Robert Jones

    When I sit reading

    Performer: Anthony Rooley. Singer: Emma Kirkby.
    • Robert Jones: The Muses Gardin - Lute songs: Kirkby/Rooley.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 16.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Die Schone Melusine - overture (Op.32)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • ELATUS.
  • Franz Liszt

    Sposalizio (Années de pèlerinage)

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage - Lortie.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • Jean Françaix

    Musique pour faire plaisir (no.3)

    Ensemble: Bläser Ensemble Mainz. Ensemble: Blaser Ensemble Mainz.
    • Musique pour faire plaisir - Jean Francaix.
    • Wergo.
    • 003.
  • Richard Wagner

    Trauermarsch (Funeral Music) from Götterdämmerung

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Richard Wagner Daniel Barenboim Orchestre de Paris.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 004.
  • Michiru Oshima


    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in F major (Tafelmusic, Part II)

    Orchestra: Camerata of the 18th Century. Director: Konrad Hünteler.
    • Georg Philipp Telemann - Musique de Table.
    • MDG Gold.
    • 005.
  • Franz Liszt

    Transcendental Study after Paganini No 3, 'La campanella'

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Fur Elise, Piano Music by Beethoven, Chopin, etc.: Ashkenezy etc..
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Nicolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky

    Symphony no.27 in C minor, Op 85 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Myaskovsky - Selected Symphonies.
    • Melodiya.
    • 005.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without Words in D major, Op 102 No 2

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Mendelssohn: Lieder Ohne Worte: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 20.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without Words in A flat major, Op 53 No 1

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Mendelssohn: Lieder Ohne Worte: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 19.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse, Op 81 No 3 (Five Pieces for violin and piano)

    Performer: Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • 1917.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 003.


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