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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Dame Penelope Keith, Winter Blues, Liszt La Campanella

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

  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Tempest (Act 4: Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Sullivan.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Prelude from Pelleas et Melisande arr Renaud Guieu

    Ensemble: Les Phil'Art'Cellistes.
    • Saphir.
  • César Franck

    Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV 8: IV. IV Allegretto poco mosso

    • Grieg, Liszt & Franck: Lifelines.
    • RUBICON.
    • 109.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 7 in E major (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 7.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Franz Liszt

    La campanella (Grande études de Paganini)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • DECCA.
  • Richard Strauss

    Capriccio (Sextet)

    Ensemble: The Raphael Ensemble.
    • Helios.
  • Franz Berwald

    Symphonic Poem 'Wettlauf'

    Conductor: Petri Sakari. Orchestra: Gävle symfoniorkester.
    • Berwald: Tone Poems: Gavle Symphony Orchestra/Sakari.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    These labours past (Jephtha)

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Robin Blaze. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Nicholas Kraemer.
    • Handel: Great Oratorio Duets.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Ragas in minor scale

    Composer: Philip Glass. Performer: Ravi Shankar. Conductor: Philip Glass.
    • Private Music.
  • Josef Suk

    Un poco triste, Op 17 No 3

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Jérôme Ducros.
    • Renaud Capucon: Le violon Roi.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Time Traveller : Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough on the month of February

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Waltz on the Ice (Winter Bonfire)

    Conductor: Ronald Corp. Orchestra: New London Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev: Music for Children: New London Orchestra/Corp.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    Oboe Concerto in C minor

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Orchestra: I Musici.
    • Holliger: Holliger Edition.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 4-7.
  • Henry Litolff

    Concerto symphonique No 4 in D minor, Op 102 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Peter Donohoe. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Hyperion.
  • Marin Marais

    La sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Tous Les Matins Du Monde: Bande Originale du Film, Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Dame Penelope Keith on her love of swifts

  • Eric Whitacre

    Little birds

    Performer: Leslie De'Ath. Choir: Elora Festival Singers. Conductor: Noel Edison.
    • Eric Whitacre, Choral Music: Elora Festival Singers.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaéton, Op. 39, R. 170

    Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • William Walton

    Henry V Suite arr Mathieson

    Conductor: William Walton. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Walton: Henry V - Scenes from the film, and other film music: Sir William Walton.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Carl Frühling

    Trio in A minor, Op 40 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Brahms, Fruhling: Clarinet Trios; Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in F major, H XVIII 3 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
    • Chandos.
  • Henry Purcell

    My beloved spake

    Singer: Julian Podger. Singer: Charles Pott. Singer: Peter Harvey. Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • Purcell: Cacilien-Ode; Zwei Verse Anthems.
    • Archiv Producktion.
    • 14.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Overture in A minor

    Orchestra: Turun filharmoninen orkesteri. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Sibelius: Kuolema: King Christian II.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.

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