Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Wednesday with Ian Skelly - A Clockwork Blackbird, Griff Rhys Jones, Beethoven's Bagatelle No 1

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.
1050 Griff Rhys Jones on the things that have inspired and influenced him throughout his life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean Françaix


    Performer: Alison Balsom. Performer: Tom Poster.
    • WARNER.
  • Johannes Brahms

    4 Ballades Op.10 for piano: no.1 in D minor 'Edward'

    Performer: Nelly Akopian-Tamarina.
    • Pentatone.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va tacito (Giulio Cesare)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Performer: Frank Lloyd. Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Handel: Julius Caesar (highlights): Mackerras.
    • EMI.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture in C major Op.101 (Trumpet overture) [1826, rev. 1833]

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in E flat major, Op 33 No 1

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Beethoven: Bagatelles: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quartet for oboe and strings (K.370) in F major

    Performer: Neil Black. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Clarinet Quintet/Horn Quintet/Oboe Quartet: Academy of St. Martin in the.
    • Philips.
    • 8.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    American Overture

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: Imperial Music Choir.
    • Exton.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Antje Weithaas. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Gunilla Süssmann.
    • AVI Music.
  • Henry Purcell

    Suite from Abdelazer

    Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Director: Roy Goodman.
    • The Complete Ayres for the Theatre.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasie in F minor for piano duet, D 940

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets; Steven Osbourne / Paul Lewis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Queen of Spades (Act 3, Sc 1-2)

    Performer: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Singer: Misha Didyk. Singer: Tatiana Serjan. Singer: Larissa Diadkova. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • BR Klassik: 900129.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    Harmony No.4 'The Farmyard'

    Ensemble: Athena Ensemble.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 83 in G minor, 'The Hen'

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken.
    • Virgin.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in G major, Op 79, 'The Cuckoo'

    Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder.
    • Sony.
  • Herbert Howells

    Take him, earth, for cherishing

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Constant Lambert

    Prize Fight

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Lambert: Piano concerto (1924): BBCCO, Wordsworth.
    • ASV.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in D major, K 155

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.


Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.