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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Debussy Arabesque No. 1, Napoleon's wallpaper, Dame Penelope Keith

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and Dame Penelope Keith shares her 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 Actress Dame Penelope Keith on some of the things that have inspired and influenced her throughout her life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto no. 3 - iii) Allegro vivace

    Performer: Javier Perianes. Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • George Frideric Handel

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

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

    Introduction And Allegro Op.47 For String Orchestra

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Arabesque No 1

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Philips.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Flute Sonata

    Performer: Patrick Gallois. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Decca.
  • Henry Purcell

    O sing unto the Lord

    Conductor: Simon Preston. Choir: Choir of Christ Church College, Oxford. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Purcell: Te Deum, Jubilate: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Mullova Ensemble.
    • ONYX.
  • Time Traveller - Kathryn Harkup

    Kathyrn Harkup on Napoleon's Wallpaper

  • Zoltán Kodály

    The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon (Hary Janos Suite, Op 35a)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite - Dances of Galanta...: BFO, Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 11.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Berenice, H XXIVa 10

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 14.
  • Claude Debussy

    La cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Claude Debussy

    La danse de Puck (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 11.
  • Claude Debussy

    Minstrels (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 12.
  • Inspirations - Penelope Keith

    Actor Penelope Keith talks to Ian about her love of cricket

  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Birds

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1-5.
  • Amy Beach

    Quartet in One Movement

    Ensemble: Archaeus Quartet.
    • Lorelt.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Simon Trpceski. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Rachmaninov piano concertos 2 & 3 : Simon Trpceski, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko.
    • Avie.
    • 2.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O nata lux de lumine

    Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works: Winchester Cathedral Choir.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major for 2 violins, RV 508

    Performer: Riccardo Minasi. Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro. Director: Dmitry Sinkovsky.
    • Naive.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Boccaccio March

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.


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