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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Harrison Birtwistle, New Year New Music, A Pirate's Life

The best in classical music, including music for New Year New Music that steps from the old to the new. Plus Sir Harrison Birtwistle's cultural inspirations.

Essential Classics with Ian Skelly and the best in classical music, including music for New Year New Music that steps from the old to the new.
0930 Your ideas for potential companion pieces for a well-known piece of music.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Composer, Sir Harrison Birtwistle on the things that have inspired and influenced him throughout his life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Concerto for piano and orchestra (Op.16) in A minor, 3rd mvt; Allegro moderato..

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Un soir de neige

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Poulenc: Figure Humaine.
    • Signum.
    • 8-11.
  • Max Bruch

    Kol Nidrei

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • VIRGIN.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest - coronation anthem no. 1 HWV.258

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia Book 1 (Fête-Dieu à Seville)

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Albeniz: Iberia; Navarra; Suite Espanola - Larrocha.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata a 22 S.241 [1615 no.20]

    Ensemble: Berlin Brass. Director: Lucas Vis.
    • PENTATONE.
  • William Mathias

    Serenade for small orchestra, Op 18

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
    • Welsh Classical Favourites: Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Penny.
    • Marco Polo.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest - coronation anthem no. 1 HWV.258; extract

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gute Nacht, D 911 No 1 (Winterreise)

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • Schubert Winterreise: Mark Padmore - Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade, Op 35 (The Sea and Sinbad's Ship)

    Performer: Christopher Warren‐Green. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade: Philharmonia/Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Beati quorum via

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • COLLEGIUM.
  • William Walton

    Orb and Sceptre

    Performer: Noel Rawsthorne. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.
  • Henry Purcell

    Funeral Sentences; Man that is born of a woman

    Choir: Taverner Choir. Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
    • EMI.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Berceuse, Op 16, arr for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Augustin Dumay. Orchestra: Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Manuel Rosenthal.
    • Saint-Saens, Faure & Lalo: Augustin Dumay.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Silken Ladder: Overture

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    9 Movements for String Quartet - Tondesfuge - Frieze 4

    Ensemble: Arditti Quartet.
    • AEON.
  • Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini

    Concerto in F major for recorder, strings and bc

    Performer: Pamela Thorby. Ensemble: Sonnerie.
    • Baroque Recorder Concertos.
    • LINN.
    • 11.
  • Frank Bridge

    Three Lyrics for piano (Heart's Ease)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Vogliatemi bene (Madam Butterfly)

    Conductor: John Barbirolli. Singer: Renata Scotto. Singer: Carlo Bergonzi. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
    • Sir John Barbirolli.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Pauline Oliveros

    Bye Bye Butterfly

    Performer: Pauline Oliveros.
    • Ellipsis Arts.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 118, 'O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht'

    Choir: Det Norske Solistkor. Ensemble: Ensemble Allegria. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin for chamber orchestra, Op 15 No 2

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
    • Elgar Miniatures: Hickox.
    • EMI.
    • 16.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses nobles et sentimentales

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Ravel: Orchestral Music.
    • Philips.
    • 9-16.

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