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Wednesday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British music Playlist, compiled from listener requests. Also, including your requests for works by neglected composers, amateur music-making groups and wake-up calls.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    12 Studies for piano (Op.25), no.8 in D flat major;

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Chopin: Etudes Op.10 & Op.25: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 20.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    12 Studies for piano (Op.25), no.9 in G flat major;

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Chopin: Etudes Op.10 & Op.25: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 21.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Hommage a Chopin: First movement Andante

    Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz. Orchestra: Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Panuknik Edition Symphonic Works Volume 3: Borowicz.
    • CPO.
    • 10.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Invitation to the dance - rondo brillant

    Orchestrator: Hector Berlioz. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • With Love from Vienna.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • George Butterworth

    2 English idylls for orchestra, no.2;

    Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Orchestra: Hallé.
    • Halle: English Rhapsody.
    • Halle.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Heute noch, heute noch (Cantata No 211 "Kaffee-Kantata")

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas: Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
    • 18.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Lyrical Waltz orch Batiashvili (Dance of the Dolls)

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestrator: Tamás Batiashvili. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Echoes of Time: Batiashvili/Symphonieorchester des Beyerischen Rundfunks/Salonen.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Filiae mestae - motet in C minor RV.638 for countertenor and orchestra

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Ensemble: Ensemble Artaserse.
    • Vivaldi Sacred Works for Alto.
    • Erato.
    • 15.
  • Percy Grainger

    Spoon River

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites. Performer: John Lavender.
    • Grainger: Piano Music for Four Hands Vol.1: Thwaites/Lavender.
    • Pavillion.
    • 5.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90, 'Italian' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies 3, 4, 5, etc Wiener Philharmoniker.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    L' Amour medecin - comedie-ballet, Prlg; Overture (Chaconne) [G major]

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Lully: L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil: Le Concert des Nations/Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 31.
  • Gustav Holst

    Beni Mora - oriental suite Op.29`1 - First Dance

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Holst: Hammersmith - Beni Mora.
    • Lyrita.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, Op 15 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Lars Vogt. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2: Vogt, Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Sidney Torch

    Rosie, The Red Omnibus (London Transport Suite)

    Performer: Martin Knowles. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Sidney Torch: London Transport Suite, Petit Valse, Barbecue and other works.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Gli Uccelli [The birds] - suite, Preludio (Allegro moderato)

    Conductor: Claudio Scimone. Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3, P. 172, etc.: I Solisti Veneti,.
    • Apex.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring, arr. for piano duet or 2 pianos: Sacrifical Dance

    Performer: Philip Moore. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
    • Stravinsky: Philip Moore, Simon Crawford-Philips.
    • Deux Elles.
    • 19.
  • Michael Tippett

    5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time', arr. for chorus: No.1 Steal Away

    Ensemble: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Choral Images - Sir Michael Tippett.
    • Signum.
    • 15.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo - opera in 1 act: Overture

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.
    • Antonio Pappano Rossini Overtures.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 2.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto for 2 oboes and strings in C major, Op.7 No.11

    Performer: Anthony Robson. Performer: Catherine Latham. Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90. Director: Simon Standage.
    • Albinoni: The Collected Concertos for Oboes and Strings.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 30.
  • Joseph Kosma

    Les feuilles mortes

    Singer: Juliette Gréco.
    • La belle vie.
    • Flapper.
    • 2.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances arr Szekely

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Andrew Armstrong.
    • Bartok: Works for Violin and Piano, Vol.2: Ehnes, Armstrong.
    • Chandos.
    • 24-29.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Estancia - dances from the ballet (Op.8a): no.3; Los Peones de hacienda

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Malambo (Estancia, Op.8a)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Fiesta: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Dudamel.
    • Deutsch Grammophon.
    • 9.


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