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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1, Griff Rhys Jones, What's in a Name?

The best in classical music with Ian Skelly, 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

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moments musicaux, Op.16 - No.6 in C minor

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Rachmaninov: Preludes, Moments musicaux: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Erato.
    • 17.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

    Ensemble: Septura.
    • Naxos.
  • Mykola Leontovych

    Carol of the Bells

    Ensemble: Septura.
    • Naxos.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Sarabande et rigaudon, Op. 93

    Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems.
    • Naxos.
    • 5-6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Semele: 'Where e'er you walk'

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Fuga y Misterio

    Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • Tchaikovsky/Bruch: Violin Concertos: Nicola Benedetti.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Videntes stellam magi

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Director: Stephen Cleobury.
    • A Year at King's: Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma mère l'oye

    Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in E flat major, RV 253, 'La tempesta di mare'

    Ensemble: Europa Galante. Director: Fabio Biondi.
    • Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'Inventione.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 13-15.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Impromptu in A flat major, Op 29

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 27.
  • Ephrem Podgaits

    The Moon-Pipes (Fairy Tale Cantata)

    Performer: Elena Sorokina. Performer: Yulia Tikhonova. Performer: Viktor Grishin. Performer: Konstantin Venevtsev. Choir: Vesna Moscow Children's Choir. Conductor: Alexander Ponomarev.
    • OPUS.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Violin Concerto Opus 33: IV. Part 2: Rondo: Allegretto scherzando

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen.
    • Nielsen / Tchaikovsky violin concertos.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 107.
  • Marc-André Hamelin

    Étude No 11 in C sharp minor, 'Minuetto' (12 Études in all the minor keys)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hamelin: Etudes, Con Intimissimo Sentimento, Cathy's Variations, Marc-Andre Hame.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 22 in E flat major, 'The Philosopher' (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia, Op 26

    Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
    • Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, From the New world - Sibelius: Finlandia.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Convidando está la noche

    Ensemble: L'Harmonie Des Saisons. Conductor: Eric Milnes.
    • Las Cuidades de Oro.
    • ATMA Classique.
    • 002.
  • Claude Debussy

    Bruyères (Preludes Bk.2 no.5)

    Music Arranger: Colin Matthews. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Winter after Vivaldi's Four Seasons

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
  • Adolf Strauss

    Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd Dich wiedersehen

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Benjamin Appl.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Concertino for flute and orchestra, Op 107

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Residentie Orkest. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Great works for flute and orchestra.
    • BIS.
    • 007.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major, D 956

    Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum. Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    French Suite No 5 in G major, BWV 816 (Gavotte)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • J.S. Bach, The French Suites: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 25.
  • John Foulds

    April- England

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.


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