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Monday with Kate Molleson - Cosi fan tutte, Vigor's horse-action saddle, Patrick Gale

Kate Molleson with the best in classical music, plus guest, author Patrick Gale.

Kate Molleson with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today we are looking for a companion piece for Mozart's ethereal trio from "Cosi fan tutte", "Soave sia il vento"

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history - Dr Bob Nicholson on a Victorian piece of gym equipment - the horse-action saddle.

1050 This week we're hearing from the writer Patrick Gale, whose latest novel “Take Nothing With You” is out now. He’ll be sharing his favourite cultural inspirations, starting today with his reminiscences of a great cello teacher, Jane Cowan..

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Claude Debussy

    Marche écossaise

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • DECCA.
  • Marin Marais

    La sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Tous Les Matins Du Monde: Bande Originale du Film, Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Marc Eychenne

    Cantilène at Danse for Violin, Saxophone and Piano: I. Allegro moderato

    Performer: Florian Donderer. Performer: Asya Fateyeva. Performer: Kiveli Dörken.
    • Cantilène.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 107.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Miah Persson. Singer: Christine Rice. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Tutto Mozart!: Bryn Terfel/Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in B flat major Op.3`2

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3: English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner.
    • Apex.
    • 12.
  • Peter Sculthorpe

    Great Sandy Island - V. Dune Dreaming

    Conductor: James Judd. Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
    • ABC.
  • Henriëtte Bosmans

    Poem for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Dmitri Ferschtman. Orchestra: Radio Kamerorkest. Conductor: Ed Spanjaard.
    • NM Special.
  • Time Traveller: Vigor's Horse-Action Saddle

    Duration: 02:20

  • Robert Schumann

    Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Kinderszenen, Op 15)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek - On the overgrown path I..
    • HYPERION.
    • 28.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio No 1 in B flat major, D 898 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Vienna Piano Trio.
    • Schubert: Complete Piano Trios Vol.2.
    • MDG.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Village Scene by the Inn

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Miah Persson. Singer: Christine Rice. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Tutto Mozart!: Bryn Terfel/Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Richard Strauss

    Hab' mir's gelobt (Der Rosenkavalier)

    Conductor: Fabio Luisi. Singer: Adrianne Pieczonka. Singer: Diana Damrau. Singer: Elīna Garanča. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto Andaluz (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Los Romeros. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Patrick Gale on Jane Cowan

    Duration: 03:50

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite no 4 in E flat Major BWV 1010. Bourree I and II

    Performer: Steven Isserlis.
    • Hyperion.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 6 in D major, 'Le matin'

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Rossignol et la Rose

    Singer: Rita Streich. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Gaebel.
    • DG.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Five Pieces for oboe, clarinet and bassoon

    Performer: Julian Farrell. Performer: Christopher O'Neal. Performer: Richard Skinner.
    • Deux-Elles.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Die Weihe des Hauses, Op 124 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: Incidental Music: Berliner Philharmoniker, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.

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