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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Spiders on drugs, Spem in Alium, Joshua Bell

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and violinist and conductor Joshua Bell reveals his cultural inspirations and influences.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for potential companion pieces for a well-known piece of music.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 The conductor and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell talks to Ian about the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Symphony in A major

    Orchestra: L’Orfeo Barockorchester. Director: Michi Gaigg.
    • CPO.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert-Lieder)

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Love and Longing - Ravel; Dvorak; Mahler.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 17.
  • An-Lun Huang

    Prelude in C minor, Op 5 No 2

    Performer: Xing Rong.
    • An-lun Huang: Piano Music.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 102.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041

    Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann. Orchestra: Berlin Baroque Soloists.
    • Bach: Violin Concertos.
    • Haenssler Classic.
    • 1.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in alium

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • Utopia Triumphans.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 3

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9028.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.
  • Franz Liszt

    Transcendental Study No 3 in F major, 'Paysage'

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 31 in D major, K 297/300a (Paris)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • LINN.
  • Time Traveller: Kathryn Harkup - Spiders on Drugs

  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Tarantella (Suite for Orchestra)

    Orchestra: USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Serenata (Six Pieces for violin and piano)

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Strauss/Respighi: Violin Sonatas.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Overture for orchestra

    Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Blue Bird, Op.119, no.3

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Director: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Bluebird - Music of Contemplation: Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbott.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov


    Ensemble: Leipziger Streichquartett.
    • MDG.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No 1 in B flat major, Op 30 (Spring) - 3rd mvt

    Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Schumann - Symphonies nos. 1 & 3.
    • RCA.
    • 008.
  • Joshua Bell talks to Ian about the part food plays in his touring life

  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Violin Sonata in G minor (Devil's Trill)

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: John Constable.
    • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Joshua Bell.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 013.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Humming Chorus (Madam Butterfly)

    Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Puccini: Great Opera Arias.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without Words in E flat major, Op 30 No 1

    Performer: Peter Nagy.
    • Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words.
    • Naxos.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Overture on Hebrew Themes

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fischerweise, D 881

    Performer: Gérard Wyss. Singer: Wolfgang Holzmair.
    • Franz Schubert: Lieder.
    • Tudor.
    • 012.
  • Charles Ives

    Symphony No 4 (3rd mvt - Fugue)

    Orchestra: San Franscisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Charles Ives - An American Journey.
    • RCA.
    • 013.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Canario (Fantasía para un gentilhombre)

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Milos Karadaglic - Aranjuez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Oboe Sonata in D major, Op 166

    Performer: Gareth Hulse. Performer: Ian Brown.


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