Cowan Collection, The (summary)

Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.

Janacek: Zarlivost (Jealousy)

Vienna Philharmonic Orcheatra

Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16

French National Radio and Television Orchestra

Lorin Maazel (conductor)

John McCabe: Red Leaves

Brunel Ensemble

Christopher Austin (director)

Racel: Menuet sur le nom d¹Haydn

Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)

Handel: Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 5

Alexander Schneider and his Chamber Orchestra.

Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.

Berlioz: Les Troyens - Trojan March

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Paul Paray (conductor)

Rautavaara: Isle of Bliss

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Leif Segerstam (conductor)

Purcell: My beloved spake

Gabrieli Consort and Players

Paul McCreesh (conductor)

Massenet: Le Cid, ballet music

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Jean Martinon (conductor).

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Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear one of Samuel Barber's Symphonies, as recommended on CD Review.|Including:|Cole Porter: Overture to Silk Stockings|Studio Orchestra|Lehmann Engel (conductor)|Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trombone and trumpet|Alan Civil (horn)|John Iveson (trombone)|John Wilbraham (trumpet)|Villa Lobos: Prelude No 1 in Em|Andres Segovia (guitar)|Mozart: Overture to Idomeneo|Hamburg Pro Musica|Harry Newstone (conductor)|Flotow: Letzte Rose (from Martha)|Erna Berger (soprano)|Peter Anders (tenor)|Staatskapelle Berlin|Johannes Schüler (conductor)|Bach: 14 Goldberg Canons, BWV 1087|Richard Egarr (harpsichord)|Handel: Chaconne in G|Anne Queffélec (piano)|Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XXI|Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra|Jesús López-Cobos (conductor)|Cimarosa: Perdonate, signor mio (from Il Matrimonio Segreto - Scene 11)|Arleen Auger (soprano)|English Chamber Orchestra|Daniel Barenboim (conductor)|Janacek: On an Overgrown Path (extract)|Alperin Procession|Mikhail Rudy, Misha Alperin (piano)|Josquin Des Pres: Benedicta es|The Tallis Scholars|Hummel: Bassoon Concerto in F (arr for trumpet by Mikhail Nakariakov)|Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)|Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra|Saulius Sondeckis (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear one of Samuel Barber's Symphonies, as recommended on CD Review.|Including:|Cole Porter: Overture to Silk Stockings|Studio Orchestra|Lehmann Engel (conductor)|Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trombone and trumpet|Alan Civil (horn)|John Iveson (trombone)|John Wilbraham (trumpet)|Villa Lobos: Prelude No 1 in Em|Andres Segovia (guitar)|Mozart: Overture to Idomeneo|Hamburg Pro Musica|Harry Newstone (conductor)|Flotow: Letzte Rose (from Martha)|Erna Berger (soprano)|Peter Anders (tenor)|Staatskapelle Berlin|Johannes Schüler (conductor)|Bach: 14 Goldberg Canons, BWV 1087|Richard Egarr (harpsichord)|Handel: Chaconne in G|Anne Queffélec (piano)|Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XXI|Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra|Jesús López-Cobos (conductor)|Cimarosa: Perdonate, signor mio (from Il Matrimonio Segreto - Scene 11)|Arleen Auger (soprano)|English Chamber Orchestra|Daniel Barenboim (conductor)|Janacek: On an Overgrown Path (extract)|Alperin Procession|Mikhail Rudy, Misha Alperin (piano)|Josquin Des Pres: Benedicta es|The Tallis Scholars|Hummel: Bassoon Concerto in F (arr for trumpet by Mikhail Nakariakov)|Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)|Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra|Saulius Sondeckis (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear one of Samuel Barber's Symphonies, as recommended on CD Review.|Including:|Cole Porter: Overture to Silk Stockings|Studio Orchestra|Lehmann Engel (conductor)|Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trombone and trumpet|Alan Civil (horn)|John Iveson (trombone)|John Wilbraham (trumpet)|Villa Lobos: Prelude No 1 in Em|Andres Segovia (guitar)|Mozart: Overture to Idomeneo|Hamburg Pro Musica|Harry Newstone (conductor)|Flotow: Letzte Rose (from Martha)|Erna Berger (soprano)|Peter Anders (tenor)|Staatskapelle Berlin|Johannes Schüler (conductor)|Bach: 14 Goldberg Canons, BWV 1087|Richard Egarr (harpsichord)|Handel: Chaconne in G|Anne Queffélec (piano)|Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XXI|Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra|Jesús López-Cobos (conductor)|Cimarosa: Perdonate, signor mio (from Il Matrimonio Segreto - Scene 11)|Arleen Auger (soprano)|English Chamber Orchestra|Daniel Barenboim (conductor)|Janacek: On an Overgrown Path (extract)|Alperin Procession|Mikhail Rudy, Misha Alperin (piano)|Josquin Des Pres: Benedicta es|The Tallis Scholars|Hummel: Bassoon Concerto in F (arr for trumpet by Mikhail Nakariakov)|Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)|Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra|Saulius Sondeckis (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Elgar's In the South as recommended on yesterday's CD Review.|The programme includes:|Holst: March from First Suite in E flat for Military Band, Op 28, No 1|Eastman Wind Ensemble/Donald Hunsberger|Elgar: Sospiri, Op 70|New Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli|Ireland: The Trellis|Warlock: Piggensie|Peter Pears (tenor)|Benjamin Britten (piano)|Viola Tunnard (piano)|Coates: Saxo-Rhapsody|Jack Brymer (alto saxophone)|Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Groves|Scott, Cyril: Tallahassee Suite|Jascha Heifetz (violin)|Emanuel Bay (piano)|Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis|Boston Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Monteux|Elgar: Oh! My Warriors, from Caractacus, Op 35|Peter Dawson, with orchestra|Dunstable: Beata mater|Pro Cantione Antiqua/Bruno Turner|Bax: The Garden of Fand|Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham|Montague, Stephen: Midnight Sun; Chorale for a Millennium Sunset|Philip Mead (piano)|Bliss: Fanfare Overture; Awakening of Love (from Adam Zero)|Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Overture/Vernon Handley|Finzi: Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun; O Mistress Mine (from Let us Garlands Bring)|Roderick Williams (baritone)|Iain Burnside (piano)|Byrd: Ad Dominum cum tribularer|The Sixteen/Harry Christophers|Walton: Scapino Overture|Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Frederick Stock|Britten: Festival Te Deum|Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Sir Philip Ledger|Delius: A Song of Summer|London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli.
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Dvorak's Violin concerto, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Handel: Overture in B flat|English Chamber Orchestra|Raymond Leppard (conductor)|Barber: Knoxville - Summer of 1915, Op 24|Sylvia McNair (soprano)|Atlanta Symphony Orchestra|Yoel Levi (conductor)|Howells: Salve Regina|The Choir of Wells Cathedral|Bach: Piano Concerto in Dm, BWV 1052|Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)|London Symphony Orchestra|David Zinman (conductor)|Elgar: Froissart Overture, Op 19|London Philharmonic Orchestra|Sir Edward Elgar (conductor)|Smetana: Stamping Dance; Neighbour's Dance; Polka No 3 (from Czech Dances)|Rudolf Firkusny (piano)|Gombert: Super flumina Babylonis|Oxford Camerata|Jeremy Summerly (conductor)|Purcell: Chacony|Festival Strings Lucerne|Rudolf Baumgartner (conductor)|Siegmeister: Western Suite|Utah Symphony Orchestra|Maurice Abravanel (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Vivaldi's Op 8 concertos, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Purcell: Minuet (Harpsichord Suites 1 & 8)|Schubert: Litanie|Alfred Cortot (piano)|Debussy: Recit et Air de Lia (from L'Enfant prodigue)|Victoria de Los Angeles (soprano)|Paris Conservatoire Orchestra|Geroges Prêtre (conductor)|Caroubel: Pavana da Sapaigne; Courante 1 & 2, Volte 1 & 2|Ulsamer Collegium|Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness|Janos Starker (cello)|Israel Philharmonic Orchestra|Zubin Mehta (conductor)|Luigini: Ballet égyptien|Royal Philharmonic Orchestra|Anatalo Fistoulari (conductor)|Brahms: Schlafe in mir, Gott, ein reines Herz, Op 29, No 2|Choir of King's College, Cambridge|Sir Philip Ledger (conductor)|Rossini: La calunnia e un vincerò (from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville)|Mark Reizen (bass)|Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra|Samuiil Samosud (conductor)|Sussmayr: Excerpts from Der Speigel von Arkadian|Consortium Classicum|Ravel: Une Barque sur l'océan|Boston Symphony Orchestra|Seiji Ozawa (conductor)|Telemann: Tönt in meinen Lobgesang (from Ino)|Gundula Janowitz (soprano)|Hamburg Telemann-Gesellschaft Chamber Orchestra|Wilfried Boettcher (conductor)|Adolphos Hailstork: Nocturne|Maria Jette (soprano)|VocalEssence Ensemble Singers|Wagner: Was duftet doch der Flieder (from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg)|Friedrich Schorr (baritone)|London Symphony Orchestra|Albert Coates (conductor)|Marais: Suite in C|Musica Pacifica.
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Vivaldi's Op 8 concertos, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Purcell: Minuet (Harpsichord Suites 1 & 8)|Schubert: Litanie|Alfred Cortot (piano)|Debussy: Recit et Air de Lia (from L'Enfant prodigue)|Victoria de Los Angeles (soprano)|Paris Conservatoire Orchestra|Geroges Prêtre (conductor)|Caroubel: Pavana da Sapaigne; Courante 1 & 2, Volte 1 & 2|Ulsamer Collegium|Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness|Janos Starker (cello)|Israel Philharmonic Orchestra|Zubin Mehta (conductor)|Luigini: Ballet égyptien|Royal Philharmonic Orchestra|Anatalo Fistoulari (conductor)|Brahms: Schlafe in mir, Gott, ein reines Herz, Op 29, No 2|Choir of King's College, Cambridge|Sir Philip Ledger (conductor)|Rossini: La calunnia e un vincerò (from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville)|Mark Reizen (bass)|Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra|Samuiil Samosud (conductor)|Sussmayr: Excerpts from Der Speigel von Arkadian|Consortium Classicum|Ravel: Une Barque sur l'océan|Boston Symphony Orchestra|Seiji Ozawa (conductor)|Telemann: Tönt in meinen Lobgesang (from Ino)|Gundula Janowitz (soprano)|Hamburg Telemann-Gesellschaft Chamber Orchestra|Wilfried Boettcher (conductor)|Adolphos Hailstork: Nocturne|Maria Jette (soprano)|VocalEssence Ensemble Singers|Wagner: Was duftet doch der Flieder (from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg)|Friedrich Schorr (baritone)|London Symphony Orchestra|Albert Coates (conductor)|Marais: Suite in C|Musica Pacifica.
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Widor: Toccata (from Symphony No 5)|Ralph Downes (organ)|Handel: Concerto grosso in Am, Op 6'4|Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields|Iona Brown (director)|Elgar: The Wand of Youth, Suite No 2|London Philharmonic Orchestra|Eduard Van Beinum (conductor)|Gluck, arr Kempff: Ballet music (from Orfeo ed Eurydice)|Wilhelm Kempff (piano)|Fauré: Les Djinns, Op 12|Jean-Claude Pennetier (piano)|Solistes de Lyon|Bernard Tétu (conductor)|Part: Pilgrim's Song|Swedish Radio Choir|Tonu Kaljuste (conductor)|Szymanowski: Piesn Roksany|Kaja Danczowska (violin)|Krystian Zimerman (piano)|Mozart: Un aura amorosa (from Cosi fan tutte)|Alfredo Kraus (tenor)|Philharmonia Orchestra|Karl Böhm (conductor)|Sibelius: The Chase (from Scènes Historiques, Op 66)|Royal Philharmonic Orchestra|Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)|Anthony Collins: Louis XV Silhouettes|BBC Concert Orchestra|John Wilson (conductor)|Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 27 in Em, Op 90|Yves Nat (piano)|Mendelssohn: String Symphony No 2 in D|Polish Chamber Orchestra|Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)|Tchaikovsky: Written Words (from Eugene Onegin)|Andrei Ivanov (baritone)|Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra|Alexander Orlov (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Verdi's Don Carlos, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Kabalevsky: Scene at the Square (from Romeo & Juliet)|Moscow Symphony Orchestra|Dmitri Kitaenko (conductor)|Pedro De Araujo: Batalha|Scott Ross (organ)|Chapi: Jota (from La Bruja)|Miguel Fleta (tenor)|Unnamed chorus and orchestra|Battistella: Melodia de Arrabal|Carlos Gardel (guitar)|Telemann: Paris Quartet (1738) No 5 in A|Florilegium|Tchaikovsky: from Act 1 of The Nutcracker; The Christmas Tree; March, Galop and Dance of the Parents|Staatskapelle Dresden|Hans Vonk (conductor)|Bach, arr Walter Rummel: Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen|Jonathan Plowright (piano)|Samuel Barber: Nocturne, Op 13, No 4; The Daisies, Op 2, No 1; Sleep Now, Op 10, No 2|Leontyne Price (soprano)|David Garvey (piano)|John Lewis: Django|Modern Jazz Quartet|New York Chamber Symphony|Beethoven: Rondo in B flat, WoO 6|Lili Kraus (piano)|Vienna State Opera Orchestra|Victor Desarzens (conductor)|Schreker: Der Geburtstag der Infantin (excerpts)|Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra|Lothar Zagrosek (conductor)|German Folksongs: Ach, wie ist's möglich dann; Du, du liegst mir im Herzen; Kommt e Vogerl geflogen|Richard Tauber (tenor)|Mischa Spoliansky (piano)|Johann Strauss II: Tale from the Vienna Woods|Vienna Symphony Orchestra|Rudolf Moralt (conductor)|Biber: Battalia|Concentus musicus Wien|Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Schubert's String quartet in G, D887, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 3|Vienna State Opera Orchestra|Hermann Scherchen (conductor)|Dacquin: The Cuckoo|Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee|Rameau: La Poule; Le Rappel des oiseaux|George Malcolm (harpsichord)|Cilea: Federico's Lament (from Act 2 of L'Arlesiana)|Mario Lanza (tenor)|Orchestra|Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No 1|London Philharmonic Orchestra|Bernard Haitink (conductor)|Mozart: Mentre to lascio e figlia, K513|Ezio Pinza (bass)|Orchestra of the Metropolitian Opera Association|Bruno Walter (conductor)|Brahms: Rhapsody in Gm, Op 79, No 2|Artur Schnabel (piano)|Corelli: Sonata, Op 5, No 8|Fitzwilliam Ensemble|Vivaldi: Concerto in D, Op 9, No 3|Maurice Marechal (cello)|Maurice Fauré (piano)|Monteverdi: Hor che'l ciel e la terre (from the Eighth Book of Madrigals)|Akademia|Francoise Lasserre (conductor)|Grieg: Selection from Two Lyric Pieces, Op 68|Rainer Gibbons (oboe)|Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra|Ole Kristian Rudd (conductor)|Knud Van Thomsen: To Joy, Faithful Angel|Traditional Danish: I went out on a summer's day to listen|Aksel Schiøtz (tenor)|With piano|Adams: On the Dominant Divide (mvt 3 from Grand Pianola Music)|Solisti New York|Ransom Wilson (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Grieg's Holberg Suite, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Wagenaar: The Taming of the Shrew - Overture, Op 25|Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra|Riccardo Chailly (conductor)|Cittadini: Ninna nanna|Beniamino Gigli (tenor)|Unnamed orchestra|JS Bach: Prelude in G, BWV 541|Läubin Brass Ensemble|Paul Spicer: Loaves and Fishes, Easter Hymn 5 (from Easter Oratorio)|Birmingham Bach Choir|Lichfield Cathedral Choristers|Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir|English Symphony Orchestra|Alexander Mason (conductor)|Mendelssohn: Concerto for violin, piano and strings in Dm|Jaap van Zweden (violin)|Ronald Brautigam (piano)|Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra|Schubert: Der Wanderer, D489|Alexander Kipnis (bass)|Frank Bibb (piano)|Dvorák: Te Deum|Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus|Robert Shaw (conductor)|Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik for 5 winds, Op 24, No 2|Quintett Wien|Puccini: Sola, perduta abbandonata (from Manon Lescaut)|Dorothy Kirsten (soprano)|Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Society|Fausto Cleva (conductor)|Hubay: Scene from the Csarda No 2|Sandor Lakatos (violin) and his Gipsy Band|Liszt: Mazeppa|Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra|Zubin Mehta (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Rachmaninov's Piano Sonata No 2, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Hansen: Valdres March|Boston Pops Orchestra|Arthur Fielder (conductor)|Bach: Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, BWV 992|Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)|Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op 6, No 1|Academy of Ancient Music|Pavlo Beznosiuk (director)|Schumann: Meine Rose, Op 90, No 2; Der Spielmann, Op 40, No 4|Hermann Prey (baritone)|Karl Engel (piano)|Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in Em, Op 46, No 2|Bronislaw Gimpel (violin)|Wladyslaw Szpilman (piano)|Mozart: Ach, ich leibte (from Act 1 of Die Entführung aus dem Serail)|Erna Berger (soprano)|North West German Radio Symphony Orchestra|Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (conductor)|Debussy, arr Kenton: Claire de Lune|Stan Kenton and his Orchestra|Von Einem: Philadelphia Symphony|Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra|Zubin Mehta (conductor)|Stephen Stubbs: Improvisation I, on the Folia bass|Teatro Lirico|Korngold: Suite, Op 23|Benjamin Schmid, Hanna Weinmeister (violin)|Quirine Viersen (cello)|Silke Avenhaus (piano)|Nystedt: Immortal Bach|Ensemble 96|Tchaikovsky: I Love You Dear (from The Queen of Spades)|Pavel Lisitsian (baritone)|Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra|Alexander Melik-Pasheyev (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Bruckner's Symphony No 7, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Chabrier: Fête Polonaise|London Symphony Orchestra|Pierre Monteux (conductor)|Wolf: Schlafendes Jesuskind|Erich Kunz (baritone)|Vienna State Opera Orchestra|Anton Paulik (conductor)|Enesco: Air and Scherzino for violin and orchestra|Sherban Lupu (violin)|Enescu Ensemble|Bizet: selection from Carmen, Act 2 - Les tringles des sistres tintaient; Votre toast; Eh bien, vite, quelles nouvelles|Graziella Sciutti (soprano)|Giuletta Simionato, Luisa Ribacchi (mezzo-soprano)|Mario Carlin, Gino del Signore (tenor)|Michel Roux, Enzo Sordello (baritone)|Frederick Guthrie (bass)|Vienna Symphony Orchestra|Herbert von Karajan (conductor)|Palestrina: Agnus Dei 1 (from Missa Papae Marcelli)|Pro Cantione Antiqua|Schubert: Notturno in E flat, D897|The Suk Trio|Skalkottas: selection from The Sea|Iceland Symphony Orchestra|Byron Fidetzis (conductor)|Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225|Choir of King's College, Cambridge|Sir David Willcocks (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Schubert's String quartet in G, D887, as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 3|Vienna State Opera Orchestra|Hermann Scherchen (conductor)|Dacquin: The Cuckoo|Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee|Rameau: La Poule; Le Rappel des oiseaux|George Malcolm (harpsichord)|Cilea: Federico's Lament (from Act 2 of L'Arlesiana)|Mario Lanza (tenor)|Orchestra|Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No 1|London Philharmonic Orchestra|Bernard Haitink (conductor)|Mozart: Mentre to lascio e figlia, K513|Ezio Pinza (bass)|Orchestra of the Metropolitian Opera Association|Bruno Walter (conductor)|Brahms: Rhapsody in Gm, Op 79, No 2|Artur Schnabel (piano)|Corelli: Sonata, Op 5, No 8|Fitzwilliam Ensemble|Vivaldi: Concerto in D, Op 9, No 3|Maurice Marechal (cello)|Maurice Fauré (piano)|Monteverdi: Hor che'l ciel e la terre (from the Eighth Book of Madrigals)|Akademia|Francoise Lasserre (conductor)|Grieg: Selection from Two Lyric Pieces, Op 68|Rainer Gibbons (oboe)|Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra|Ole Kristian Rudd (conductor)|Knud Van Thomsen: To Joy, Faithful Angel|Traditional Danish: I went out on a summer's day to listen|Aksel Schiøtz (tenor)|With piano|Adams: On the Dominant Divide (mvt 3 from Grand Pianola Music)|Solisti New York|Ransom Wilson (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear part of a Poulenc opera as recommended on yesterday's CD Review.|The programme includes:|Weber: Preciosa Overture, Op 78|Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra|Rafael Kubelík (conductor)|Francisco Salinas: Media noche era por filo|Hesperion XXI|La Capella Reial de Catalunya|Jordi Savall (director)|Bach arr John Lewis: Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1, Fugue No 4|John Lewis (piano)|Howard Collins (guitar)|Marc Johnson (bass)|Fauré: Après un rêve|Maggie Teyte (soprano)|George Reeves (piano)|Telemann: Overture in F|American Horn Quartet|Sinfonia Varsovia|Dariusz Wisniewski (conductor)|Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann, from Années de pèlerinage 1er année Suisse!|Nicholas Angelich (piano)|Vivaldi arr.|dIndy & Bazelaire: Concerto in Em, after Sonata RV40|Pierre Fournier (cello)|Festival Strings Lucerne|Rudolf Baumgartner (conductor)|Delius: Hassan Serenade|Lionel Tertis (viola)|Handel: Qui laugel da pianta in piñata, from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo|Natalie Dessay (soprano)|Le Concert d'Astrée|Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear a version of Shostakovich's Symphony No 6 recommended on CD Review.|Includes:|Meyerbeer, orch Lambert: Entrée (from Les Patineurs)|Israel Philharmonic Orchestra|Jean Martinon (conductor)|Rameau: Suite, Les Boreades|Orchestra of the 18th Century|Frans Bruggen (conductor)|Barbara Strozzi: Spesso per entro al petto|Carissimi: Soccorretemi, ch'io moro|Gerard Souzay (baritone)|Dalton Baldwin (piano)|Brahms, orch Berio: Clarinet Sonata in Fm, Op 120, No 1|Fausto Ghiazza (clarinet)|Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi|Riccardo Chailly (conductor)|Schubert: String Quartet No 8 in B flat|Wiener Konzerthaus Quartett|Rachmaninov: Spring, Op 20|Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)|Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia|Philadelphia Orchestra|Charles Dutoit (conductor)|Ochs: Dank sei, Herr|Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone)|Unnamed orchestra|Brahms: Book 2 of Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op 35|Nicholas Angelich (piano)|Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris|Ireland: Her Song|Sarah Connolly (soprano)|Eugene Asti (piano)|Telemann: Concerto for trumpet, violin and strings in D|Friedemann Immer (trumpet)|Musica Antiqua Köln|Reinhard Goebel (violin/director).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear a version of Debussy's Syrinx recommended on CD Review.|Includes:|Wolf-Ferrari: Overture to Susanna's Secret|Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra|Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (conductor)|Beethoven: 7 Variations on Bei Mannern|André Navarra (cello)|Pierre Sancan (piano)|Guerrero: Beata Dei genitrix|The Tallis Scholars|Peter Philips (conductor)|Bruch: Violin Concerto in Gm, Op 26|Ivry Gitlis (violin)|Vienna Symphony Orchestra|Jascha Horenstein (conductor)|Wolf: Der Feuerreiter; Gesang Weylas; Der Rattenfänger|Juliane Banse (soprano)|Dietrich Henschel (baritone)|Berlin Radio Choir|German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin|Ken Nagano (conductor)|Zelenka: Concerto a 8, ZWV 186|Freiburg Baroque Orchestra|Faure: Au bord de l'eau, Op 8'1; La Rose Op 51'2|Ninon Vallin (soprano)|Pierre Darck (piano)|Spohr: Clarinet Concerto No 1 in Cm, Op 26|Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)|London Symphony Orchestra|Sir Colin Davis (conductor)|Bach: Adagio from Sonata in C for solo violin, BWV 1005|Vasa Prihoda (violin)|Distler: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme|Monteverdi Choir, Munich|Konrad von Abel (conductor)|Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte|Jean Doyen (piano).
Rob Cowan introduces some 'mostly Mozart' surprises and treasures to mark the composer's birth anniversary.|Includes:|Mozart: Overture to Impresario, K486|Cleveland Orchestra|George Szell (conductor)|CPE Bach: Sinfonia No 3, Wq 182'3|Liszt Chamber Orchestra|Janos Rolla (conductor)|Mozart: Ave verum Corpus, K618|Handel Chorus|Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra|Günther Arndt (conductor)|Mozart: String Quintet in Gm, K516|Jascha Heifetz, Israel Baker (violin)|William Primrose, Virginia Majewski (viola)|Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)|Mozart: Serenade No 9 in D, K320 - Posthorn|Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne|Günter Wand (conductor)|Mozart: Divertimento for winds No 1, K439b|Alfred Prinz, Peter Schmidl (clarinet)|Dietmar Zeman (bassoon)|Mozart: Don Giovanni Act 2, Scene 4|Nicolai Gedda (tenor)|Teresa Stich-Randall (soprano)|Paris Conservatoire Orchestra|Hans Rosbaud (conductor)|Mozart: Adagio in Cm, K356 (617a)|Dennis James (glass harmonica).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Vaughan Williams' Mass as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Delibes: Cortège de Bacchus (from Sylvia)|Orchestra of the Suisse Romande|Ernest Ansermet (conductor)|Handel: Where'er You Walk (from Semele)|Webster Booth (singer)|orchestra|Schmelzer: Sonata II a 8, due cori|Concentus musicus Wien|Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)|Nielsen: 11th February 1909|Canzone-Koret|Frans Rasmussen (conductor)|Strauss: Don Juan, Op 20|Royal Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra|Eugen Jochum (conductor)|Shostakovich, arr Dmitri Tziganov: Preludes from Op 34 (selection)|Julian Rachlin (violin)|Itamar Golan (piano)|Weill: Mack the Knife (from Die Dreisgroschenoper); Alabama Song (from The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)|Lotte Lenya (vocals)|Roger Bean (conductor)|Mozart: Piano Sonata in C, K279|Glenn Gould (piano)|Victoria: Vidi speciosam|Regensburger Domchor|Hans Schrems (conductor)|Dohnányi: Suite for Orchestra, Op 19|Danubia Symphony Orchestra|Domonkos Héja (conductor)|Stenhammar: Florez und Blanzelflor|Ingvar Wixell (baritone)|Munich Philharmonic Orchestra|Stig Westerberg (conductor)|Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon per sonare No 4|E Power Biggs (organ)|Boston Brass Ensemble.
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear a work by Elliott Carter as recommended on CD Review.|The programme includes:|Mussorgsky: Festival March from Mlada|Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra|Claudio Abbado (conductor)|Marin Marais: La Matelotte (Act 3, Scene 2 from Alcione)|Isabelle Poulenard (soprano)|Les Talens Lyriques|Christophe Rousset (director)|Liszt, arr.|Max Reger: St Francis Walking on the Water (No 2 from 2 Legends)|Edouard Oganessian (organ)|Verdi: Notturno|Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)|Bruce Ford (tenor)|Alastair Miles (bass)|Jaime Martin (flute)|Various: Musiques à Danser à la Cour|La Simphonie de Marais|Hugo Reyne (director)|Pitfield: Piano Concerto No 2|Peter Donohoe (piano)|Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra|Andrew Penny (conductor)|Saint-Saens: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso in Am, Op 20|Aaron Rosand (violin)|Norwegian Radio Orchestra|Sverre Brulund (conductor)|Pfitzner: Finale of Act 3 (from Palestrina)|Sena Jurinac (soprano)|Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)|Vienna State Opera Orchestra|Robert Heger (conductor)|Reger, arr.|Victor Poltoratsky: Suite in Gm|Yuri Bashmet (viola)|Moscow Soloists.
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|There's also a chance to hear Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Concerto funebre as recommended on yesterday's CD Review.|The programme includes:|Grainger: The Lads of Wamphray March|Eastman Wind Ensemble|Donald Hunsberger (conductor)|Shigeaki Saegusa: Tengai "Children Are Constantly Waiting"|Shin-Yu Kai Choir|Japan Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra|Naoto Otomo (conductor)|Liszt: Consolations Nos 4 & 3|Aldo Ciccolini (piano)|Alessandro Scarlatti: Il rosignolo (1st setting)|David Daniels (countertenor), Arcadian Academy|Nicholas McGegan (conductor)|Adams: The Wound Dresser|Sanford Sylvan (baritone)|Cleveland Orchestra|Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)|Handel: Organ Concerto No 14 in A, HWV 296|Daniel Chorzempa (organ)|Concerto Amsterdam|Jaap Schröder (conductor)|Grieg: Våren, Op 33'2; En Drøm, Op 48'/6|Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)|Philharmonia Orchestra|Warwick Braithwaite (conductor)|Massenet: Overture to Phèdre|Detroit Symphony Orchestra|Paul Paray (conductor)|Carl Stamitz: Viola Concerto in A|Gabriela Demeterova (viola)|Czech Philharmonic|Dukenov: The Copper-Coloured Antelope; Traditional Russian - My Black-eyed Beauty|Ardak Batazhanova (singer)|Presidential Ensemble|Sibelius: Berceuse; Valse triste, from The Tempest|Leopold Stokowski and his Symphony Orchestra|Schutz: Hütet Euch, SWV 413|Cantus Cölnn, Concerto Palatino|Konrad Junghänel (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some of his favourite recordings.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|Including music by:|Rameau: La Villageoise; Tambourin|Emil Gilels (piano)|Purcell: When First Amintas Sued for a Kiss|Emma Kirkby (soprano)|Anthony Rooley (lute)|Pachelbel: Chorale prelude - O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig|Helmut Walcha (organ)|Barber: String Quartet, Op 11|Beaux Arts String Quartet|Pujol: Guajira|Julian Bream (guitar)|Chopin: Waltz in D flat, Op 70, No 2|Jeanne-Marie Darré (piano)|Moss: The Floral Dance|Oscar Natzka (bass)|orchestra/Walter Goehr|Ginastera: Overture to the Creole 'Faust'|Eastman-Rochester Orchestra|Howard Hanson.
Rob Cowan introduces some of his favourite recordings.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|Piazzolla: Fuga Y Misterio (from Maria de Buenos Aires)|Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon) with orchestra|Auber: Ho revisito gli amici (from Fra Diavolo)|Giuseppe Campora (tenor)|Philharmonic Orchestra of Giuseppe Verdi Theatre Community of Trieste|Arturo Basile (conductor)|Torke: Ash|Baltimore Symphony Orchestra|David Zinman (conductor)|Ravel: Ronsard a son ame|Martial Singher (baritone)|Unnamed Orchestra|Piero Coppola (conductor)|Haydn: Violin Concerto in C|Szymon Goldberg (violin)|Philharmonia Orchestra|Walter Susskind (conductor)|Anon: Istampita Principio di virtu|Ken Zuckerman (lute)|Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla)|Dvorák: Legends Nos 5 & 6|Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra|Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)|Liszt: Pastorale and Annunciation (from Christus)|Benita Valente (mezzo-soprano)|Peter Lindroos (tenor)|Slovak Philharmonic Choir|Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra|James Conlon (conductor)|Walton: Sonata for Strings|Amsterdam Sinfonietta|Candida Thompson (conductor)|Lehar: Wolgalied (from The Tsarevich)|Werner Krenn (tenor)|Vienna Opera Orchestra|Anton Paulik (conductor)|Telemann: Concerto for oboe, strings and bc in Dm,|Albrecht Mayer (oboe)|Berliner Barock Solisten|Rainer Kussmaul (conductor)|Chopin: Mazurkas 40, 41 & 21|Vladimir Horowitz (piano)|Chausson: Le temps des lilas (from Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op 19)|Charles Panzera (baritone)|Bruckner: finale from Symphony No 9 (reconstructed by Nicola Samale, John A Phillips and Giuseppe Mazzuca)|Bruckner-Orchestra Linz|Kurt Eichhorn (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some of his favourite recordings.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.|Piazzolla: Fuga Y Misterio (from Maria de Buenos Aires)|Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon) with orchestra|Auber: Ho revisito gli amici (from Fra Diavolo)|Giuseppe Campora (tenor)|Philharmonic Orchestra of Giuseppe Verdi Theatre Community of Trieste|Arturo Basile (conductor)|Torke: Ash|Baltimore Symphony Orchestra|David Zinman (conductor)|Ravel: Ronsard a son ame|Martial Singher (baritone)|Unnamed Orchestra|Piero Coppola (conductor)|Haydn: Violin Concerto in C|Szymon Goldberg (violin)|Philharmonia Orchestra|Walter Susskind (conductor)|Anon: Istampita Principio di virtu|Ken Zuckerman (lute)|Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla)|Dvorák: Legends Nos 5 & 6|Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra|Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)|Liszt: Pastorale and Annunciation (from Christus)|Benita Valente (mezzo-soprano)|Peter Lindroos (tenor)|Slovak Philharmonic Choir|Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra|James Conlon (conductor)|Walton: Sonata for Strings|Amsterdam Sinfonietta|Candida Thompson (conductor)|Lehar: Wolgalied (from The Tsarevich)|Werner Krenn (tenor)|Vienna Opera Orchestra|Anton Paulik (conductor)|Telemann: Concerto for oboe, strings and bc in Dm,|Albrecht Mayer (oboe)|Berliner Barock Solisten|Rainer Kussmaul (conductor)|Chopin: Mazurkas 40, 41 & 21|Vladimir Horowitz (piano)|Chausson: Le temps des lilas (from Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op 19)|Charles Panzera (baritone)|Bruckner: finale from Symphony No 9 (reconstructed by Nicola Samale, John A Phillips and Giuseppe Mazzuca)|Bruckner-Orchestra Linz|Kurt Eichhorn (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Janacek: Zarlivost (Jealousy)|Vienna Philharmonic Orcheatra|Charles Mackerras (conductor)|Mozart: Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16|French National Radio and Television Orchestra|Lorin Maazel (conductor)|John McCabe: Red Leaves|Brunel Ensemble|Christopher Austin (director)|Racel: Menuet sur le nom d¹Haydn|Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)|Handel: Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 5|Alexander Schneider and his Chamber Orchestra.|Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Berlioz: Les Troyens - Trojan March|Detroit Symphony Orchestra|Paul Paray (conductor)|Rautavaara: Isle of Bliss|Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra|Leif Segerstam (conductor)|Purcell: My beloved spake|Gabrieli Consort and Players|Paul McCreesh (conductor)|Massenet: Le Cid, ballet music|Israel Philharmonic Orchestra|Jean Martinon (conductor).
Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Regular features include The Innocent Ear, and Rob's recommendation for a Bargain Hunter CD.
20051204Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection.|Includes a chance to hear JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio as recommended on yesterday's CD Review.|Mendelssohn: Scherzo in Gm|Academy of St Martin in the Fields|Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)|Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen;|Still, still, still, Weils Kindlein schlafen will|Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)|Hermann Prey (baritone)|Fritz Neumeyer (conductor)|Suk: Fantasie, Polonaise, Op 5|Pavel Stepan (piano)|Traditional Spanish: En Belen tocan a fuego|The Boston Camerata|Joel Cohen (director)|Bryars: Violin Concerto, The Bulls of Basham|Gwen Hoebig (violin)|CBC Radio Orchestra|Owen Underhill (conductor)|Charpentier: Noëls sur les instruments, H531& 534|English Concert|Trevor Pinnock (director)|Zelenka: Simphonie a 8 concertante in A|Collegium 1704|Chapi: El barquillero, Romanza de Socorro|Teresa Berganza (soprano)|English Chamber Orchestra|Enrique Garcia Asensio|Albinoni: Trumpet Concerto in Dm|Maurice André (trumpet)|London Philharmonic Orchestra|Jesus Lopez-Cobos (conductor)|Svendsen: Symphony No 2 in B flat, Op 15|Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra|Mariss Jansons (conductor)|Bach arr Grohovski: Partita No 1 in B flat (extracts)|Valeri Grohovsky (piano)|Hamilton Price (bass)|Gerry Gibbs (drums).