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Monday with Ian Skelly - Document leaks, Rosenkavalier, Prue Leith

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and cookery writer and restaurateur Prue Leith talks about her inspirations and influences.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 The cookery writer, novelist, restaurateur and television presenter Prue Leith talks about the things that have inspired her throughout her life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 22 in C major, K 162

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • DACAPO.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto, Op. 35 - iii) Allegro assai vivace

    Performer: Liza Ferschtman. Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiri Malát.
    • Challenge Classics.
  • Richard Strauss

    Ist ein Traum (Der Rosenkavalier)

    Conductor: Fabio Luisi. Conductor: Fabio Luisi. Singer: Elīna Garanča. Singer: Adrianne Pieczonka. Singer: Diana Damrau. Choir: Chor der Staatsoper Dresden. Choir: Chor der Staatsoper Dresden. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Singer: Dominik Licht.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra - II. Elegy (In Memoriam)

    Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Sophie Langdon. Ensemble: Lontano. Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
    • Ethel Smyth Premiere Recordings.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 5 in F major, Op 24, 'Spring' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for piano & violin: Faust, Melnikov.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Josef Suk

    Spring, Op 22a No 1

    Performer: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Suk: Piano Works: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • François‐Adrien Boïeldieu

    Harp Concerto in C major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Marisa Robles. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Iona Brown.
    • DECCA.
  • Time Traveller Joanne Paul peeks into King Charles I's cabinet

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in D major, K 239, 'Serenata notturna'

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Mozart: Serenate Notturne, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Miah Persson. Singer: Christine Rice. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Tutto Mozart!: Bryn Terfel/Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Marietta's Lied (Die tote Stadt)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • DECCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Beethoven Symphonies: Live from the Edinburgh Festival.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Prue Leith talks to Ian about the inspirational city of Edinburgh

  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture, Op 80

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Trio No 1 in C minor, Op 8, 'Poème'

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No 55 in B flat major, H XVI 41

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5 - Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 12-13.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Spartacus)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Tchaikovsky 1812 - Borodin - Glinka - And More - Kirov Orchestra - Gergiev.
    • Phillips.
    • 3.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and eight cellos

    Singer: Juliane Banse. Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Warner.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Polka in A major

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Smetana: Polkas: Andras Schiff.
    • Teldec.
    • 8.


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