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Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world.

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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents CD Masters and the Cowan Collection. He recommends some of his favourite Beethoven recordings.

Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra/ Zinman
Arte Nova 74321 65410-2

North German Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Wand
RCA 74321 89109-2

Chamber Orchestra of Europe/ Harnoncourt
Warner 2564 61779-2

Piano Concertos
Wilhelm Kempff/ Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ van Kempen
DG 474024 2G0M5 (Complete 1950s Concerto recordings)

Pierre Laurent Aimard/ Chamber Orchestra of Europe/ Harnoncourt
Teldec 0927 47334-2

Violin Concerto
Thomas Zehetmair/ Eighteenth Century Orchestra/ Bruggen
Philips 462 123-2PH

Jascha Heifetz/ Boston SO/ Munch
RCA 09026 61779-2

Bronislav Huberman/ Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Szell
Magic Talent CD48023
String Quartets
Guarneri Quartet
RCA 82876 55704-2

Talich Quartet
Calliope (Harmonia Mundi) CAL9633/9

String Trios
Trio Italiano d'Archi
DG 459 466-2GTA-2

Heifetz/ Primrose/ Piatigorsky
RCA 09026 61741-2 and RCA 09026 61773-2

Vienna Octet
Decca 421 093-2DM

Toscanini Orchestral version
NBC SO/ Toscanini
Naxos 8110814

Piano Sonatas
No.s 8, 14 & 23: Daniel Barenboim
EMI 566976-2

Richard Goode
Nonesuch (TEN) 7559-79328-2

Artur Schnabel (historical)
EMI 763765-2

Wilhelm Kempff
DG 447 966 2G08

Violin Sonatas
Pamela and Claude Frank
Music and Arts 67106-2 and 67087-2

Itzhak Perlman/ Vladimir Ashkenazy
Decca 421 453-2DM4

Jascha Heifetz
RCA GD 87704; GD 87705; GD 87706

No.s 2,4,5 & 8: Arthur Grumiaux/ Clara Haskill
Philips 442-651-2PM

Cello Sonatas
Pierre Fournier/ Friedrich Gulda
DG 437 352-2GD02

Pablo Casals/ Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Naxos 8 110949/50

Janos Starker
Teldec 0630 17368-2

Missa Solemnis
NBC Symphony Orchestra/ Robert Shaw Choral/ soloists/ Toscanini
RCA 74321 55837-2

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Hilversum Radio Chorus/ Bernstein
DG 469 546 2GGA

English Baroque Soloists/ Monteverdi Choir/ Gardiner
Archiv 429 779-2AH

Philharmonia Orchestra/ Philharmonia Choir/ Klemperer
EMI 567364-2

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vienna State Opera Choir/  Bernstein
DG 474 420-2GOR2

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vienna State Opera Choir/ Furtwangler
EMI 764901-2

Ann Murray
DG 753 786-2GCB7

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
DG 453 782-2GCB3

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