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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Prue Leith, Bach's Italian Concerto, Fat Tuesday

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music. Plus Prue Leith reveals her cultural inspirations.

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

  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Oboe Concerto in E flat major

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: Peterborough String Orchestra.
    • Five Italian Oboe Concertos: Nicholas Daniel/Peterborough String Orchestra.
    • Helios.
    • 7.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne in B minor Op. 97

    Performer: Jean‐Philippe Collard.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Non più andrai (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Performer: Gottfried von der Goltz. Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sonata for Strings No. 1 in G Major

    Performer: Minna Pensola. Performer: Antti Tikkanen. Performer: Tuomas Lehto. Performer: Niek de Groot.
    • Rossini: Sonatas for Strings Nos. 1-3 - Hoffmeister: Double Bass Quartets Nos. 1.
    • BIS.
    • 1-3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto, BWV 971

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Bach.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7.
  • Sally Beamish

    The Singing - concerto for accordion and orchestra; Finale - allegro

    Performer: James Crabb. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • BIS.
  • Giuseppe Tamplini

    Fantasia on themes from Donizetti's Don Pasquale

    Performer: Kim Walker. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • REGENT.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa, Op 89

    Performer: Laura Mikkola. Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • BIS.
  • Time Traveller Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough looks at the history of 'Fat', or Shrove, Tuesday

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    1812 Overture, Op. 49

    Choir: Santa Cecilia Chorus. Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade for string quartet

    Ensemble: Signum Quartet.
    • Signum Quartett: Quartet Movements.
    • Capriccio.
    • 1.
  • Prue Leith talks to Ian about her love of fly-fishing

  • Edward German

    Nell Gwyn (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D.667 'The Trout': IV. Theme and Variations 

    Performer: Martin Helmchen. Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Performer: Marie-Elisabeth Hecker. Performer: Alois Posch.
  • William Walton

    Johannesburg Festival Overture

    Ensemble: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Naxos.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op.3 No.1

    Performer: Zhou Qian. Orchestra: Toronto Camerata. Conductor: Kevin Mallon.
    • NAXOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A Minor, K.511

    Performer: Richard Goode.
    • Mozart.
    • 7.
  • George Gershwin

    Cuban Overture

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
    • Gershwin: Catfish Row: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Slatkin.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without Words in E major, Op 19 No 1

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Hyperion.


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