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).