Rob Cowan

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20080218

From 7.00am

Suppe: Overture (Light Cavalry)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Riccardo Muti (conductor)

Mondonville: Sonate en Symphonie, Op 3, No 5

Les Musiciens du Louvre

Mark Minkowski (conductor)

Butterworth: 3 Songs from A Shropshire Lad

Benjamin Luxon (baritone)

David Willison (piano)

From 8.30am

Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (excerpts)

Orchestra of the 18th Century

Frans Bruggen (conductor)

Schumann: Requiem f󼲠ignon

Soloists from the Chorus of the Dusseldorf Musikverein

Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra

Bernhard Klee (conductor)

Haydn: Piano Concerto in D

Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

Concerto Copenhagen

Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (director).

20080219

From 7.00am

Weber: Overture (The Ruler of the Spirits)

Suisse Romande Orchestra

Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

Mozart: Concert Aria (Ombra felice, K255)

Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo-soprano)

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Leopold Hager (conductor)

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F

European Brandenburg Ensemble

Trevor Pinnock (director)

From 8.30am

Wagner: Overture (Tannhauser)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Chopin: Berceuse in D flat, Op 57

Maria Joao Pires (piano)

Mozart: Regina Coeli, K108

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir

Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (conductor).

20080221

From 7.00am

Nicolai: Overture (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Franz Welser-Most (conductor)

CPE Bach: Sonata in G, Wq 62/19

Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise and Waltz (Eugene Onegin)

Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

From 8.30am

Biber: Laetatus sum

Max van Egmont, Jacques Villisech (bass)

Concentus musicus Wien

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

Prokofiev: Scenes from Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Karel Ancerl (conductor)

Anderson: Piano concerto in C

Jeffrey Biegel (piano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin (conductor).

20080222

From 7.00am
Bach: Trio Sonata, BWV 530
Palladian Ensemble
Finzi: Romance for String Orchestra, Op 11
Scottish Ensemble
Jonathan Morton (director)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
London Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Gibson (conductor)
From 8.30am
Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor)
Brahms: 3 Intermezzi, Op 117
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 1, K207
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Iona Brown (violin/conductor).

20080506

Including from 7.00am
Bach, transcr. Stokowski: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
BBC Philharmonic
Matthias Bamert (conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Meditation, Op 42 No 1
Nikolaj Znaider (violin)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor)
Brahms: Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1
Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
From 8.30am
Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo)
Julius Baker (flute)
Boris Barere (piano)
Coleridge-Taylor: Valse de la reine, Op 22 No 3
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 443
William Bennett (piccolo)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).

20080610

The programme includes a Bach Prelude and Fugue from the lady whose playing inspired Shostakovich, plus the Budapest Festival Orchestra performing a set of variations that Dvorak wrote in response to a dare from a colleague.
Including:
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor (WTC - Book 1 No 14, BWV 859)
Tatiana Nikolayeva (piano)
Dvorak: Symphonic Variations on I am a Fiddler, Op 78
Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer (conductor)
Rossini: Overture (L' Italiana in Algeri)
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Serenade melancolique for violin and orchestra, Op 26
Leonid Kogan (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Kyril Kondrashin (conductor)
Verdi: Se quel guerrier io fossi! (Aida - Act 1)
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor)
Vienna Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Kodaly: Oregek (The Aged) for chorus
Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus
Janos Ferencsik (conductor).

20080613

Including:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op 84
Vienna Philharmonic
George Szell (conductor)
Debussy: Children's Corner for piano
Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C, RV 180 (Il Piacere)
Mariana Sirbu (violin)
I Musici
Dvorak: The Noonday Witch, Op 108
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Zdenek Chalabala (conductor)
Villa-Lobos: Sexteto mistico for flute, oboe, sax, harp, celeste and guitar
Jean-Marie Londeix (alto sax)
Wind Quintet of Paris
Nielsen: Saga-drom, Op 39
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor).