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“Cooler Classics” Sunday 11pm-1am, repeated Thursday 11pm-1am and Friday 11pm-1am..and Listen Again..

On this edition of “Cooler Classics”, Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, (born February 3, 1809, Hamburg [Germany]—died November 4, 1847, Leipzig), German composer, pianist, musical conductor, and teacher, one of the most-celebrated figures of the early Romantic period  – takes centre stage.

And “Cooler Classics” is pleased to have had opportunity to speak with Ivo Stankov…. Bulgarian born violinist and educator soon to start teaching at the Birmingham Conservatoire. With his brother Lachezar they are The Stankov Ensemble.

We will hear several tracks from their CD “Mendelssohn”.. the Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, and the Concerto for Violin,Piano & Orchestra.

Stankov Ensemble Trio
Lachezar and Ivo Stankov(By kind permission)

And there will be some other musical treats..some Beethoven, Hans Gal and Hans Krasa.

So, be sure to tune in tonight..11pm- 1am(or you can catch the repeats on Thursday and Friday from 11pm….Not forgetting Listen Again…..

Cooler Classics, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics Monday 4th February 2019

Tonight, the first of two programmes on Holocaust related Music..or Entartete (or “Degenerate”) Music” as it was termed (by the Nazis..)


Kenneth Woods moderates and explains the reasons and thinking behind his special selection, including pieces by Viktor Ullmann, Hans Krasa, Gideon Klein, and Hans Gal…


Viktor Ullmann,Hans Krasa,Gideon Klein and Hans Gál.(Copyrights acknowledged)


New Releases from Nimbus Records.

Richard Blackford: Seven Hokusai Miniatures, Five Naidu Songs & Dragon SongsJohannes Brahms: Cello SonatasPomegranate

 The Art of Singing: A Tribute to David Björling Vol.3 Smetana, Dvorak & Janacek: Works for String Quartet Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts Berlioz The Damnation of Faust