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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Griff Rhys Jones, Beethoven's Rage Over a Lost Penny, Yule Lads

Spend Boxing Day morning Ian Skelly and the best in classical music, plus Griff Rhys Jones' cultural inspirations.

Essential Classics - the best in classical music. With Ian Skelly.

0930 Your ideas for potential companion pieces for a well-known piece of music.
1010 Time Traveller - a quirky slice of cultural history. Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough on the Yule Lads - mythical Christmas characters from the Nordic world
1050 Griff Rhys Jones on the things that have inspired and influenced him throughout his life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila, Kirov Opera / Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in F major, Op.4 No.5

    Performer: Matthew Halls. Ensemble: Sonnerie. Director: Monica Huggett.
    • AVIE.
  • Trad.

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Music Arranger: Andrew Carter. Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • What Sweeter Music: Songs and Carols for Christmas.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 18.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet, D803 - 4th mvt: Andante and variations

    Ensemble: Wiener Oktett.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in G major, Op 129, 'Rage over a lost penny'

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • Beethoven: Piano Music - Brautigam.
    • Etcetera.
    • 6.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Stille natt

    Music Arranger: Bjorn Andor Drage. Choir: Vokal Nord. Choir: Tromso Carmelite Nuns.
    • Advenio.
    • 20.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K 467

    Performer: Maria João Pires. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart; Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Maria Pires - Piano.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • B. Smetana; Ma Vlast: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Belohlavek.
    • Supraphon.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trio in G major, H XV 25, 'Gypsy' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios Hob XV 24, 25, 26 and 31.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Simon Jeffes

    Music for a Found Harmonium

    Ensemble: Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in D major, TWV 55 D19 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Andrew Clark. Performer: Gavin Edwards. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • Telemann: Suites: The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 9.
  • Trad.

    Sans Day

    Performer: Simon Bell. Music Arranger: John Rutter. Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Director: Andrew Lumsden.
    • Christmas from Winchester: Winchester Cathedral Choir.
    • Regent.
    • 22.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Ah non credea mirarti (La Sonnambula)

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Singer: Juan Diego Flórez. Orchestra: Orchestra La Scintilla. Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi.
    • Sospiri: Cecilia Bartoli.
    • Decca.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano. Ensemble: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.
    • Warner.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia in D, BWV 1045

    Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S.Bach: Cantatas: BCJ, Suzuki.
    • BIS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op 111 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich.
    • EMI.
  • Bernard Trafford

    2017 Breakfast Carol Competition WINNING ENTRY Sir Christemas

    Choir: BBC Singers. Singer: Olivia Robinson. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Scherzo-valse (Suite pastorale)

    Ensemble: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Bizet/Chabrier: Les Siecles/Francois-Xavier Roth.
    • Mirare.
    • 8.


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