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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Human Letters, Steven McRae, Beethoven Symphony No 7

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae lists his inspirations and influences.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for the next piece of music on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, Steven McRae, talks about the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pietro Mascagni

    Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Norman, Giacomini.
    • Philips.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    March of the Women

    Singer: Eiddwen Harrhy. Ensemble: Plymouth Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • EMI.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Maid of Pskov (Overture)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: No. 39, Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Arr. for piano)

    Composer: Frank Zabel.
    • Bach: Transcriptions – Opus Magnum II.
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 1201.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance Op.46 No.1 in C "Presto"

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: 9 Symphonies: Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Clio Gould.
    • English String Classics 2: Vaughan Williams/Warlock/Tippet/Elgar etc.
    • Warner Apex.
    • 7.
  • Robert Lucas Pearsall

    Lay a garland on her hearse

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: 9 Symphonies: Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Ravel: Bolero/Daphnis et Chloe/Pavane: LSO/Previn.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Serenade in D: 2nd mvt Scherzo

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 290

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4: Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5-8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: 9 Symphonies: Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 4 In E Minor Op.98, iv. Allegro energico e passionato

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker : BPHR 160041.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • 1.
  • Peteris Vasks

    The Fruit of Silence

    Choir: VOCES8. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • DECCA.
  • Errollyn Wallen

    Photography (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Orchestra X. Conductor: Nicholas Kok.
    • NMC.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495

    Performer: Roger Montgomery. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Margaret Faultless.
    • Signum.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    It is enough, O Lord (Elijah)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Mendelssohn - Elijah (II).
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Moritz Moszkowski

    Caprice espagnole, Op 37

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Gustav Holst

    Venus, the Bringer of Peace (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Henry Purcell

    Chacony à 4 in G minor

    Conductor: Reinhard Goebel. Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln.
    • Blow/Corelli/Marini/Purcell: Chaconnes: Musica Antiqua Koln/Goebel.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Trio for clarinet, violin and piano

    Performer: Ludmila Peterková. Performer: Gabriela Demeterová. Performer: Marketa Cibulkova.
    • SUPRAPHON.

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