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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Pearl Fishers Duet, Jigsaws, 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

  • Etienne Mehul

    Symphony No. 1 G Minor: IV. Finale. Allegro agitato

    Conductor: Christoph König. Orchestra: Soloists Européens Luxembourg.
    • Méhul: Symphony No. 1 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica".
    • RUBICON.
    • 104.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quartet in A Minor, TWV 43:a3: IV. Vivace

    Ensemble: Ensemble Ventus Iucundus.
    • Telemann Quartets.
    • Gramola Records.
    • 304.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 1, Op 138

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Harnoncourt, Chamber Orch. Of Europe.
    • Teldec.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse-scherzo in C major, Op 34 arr for violin and piano

    Performer: Alexander Markov. Performer: Alexander Markovich.
    • Apex.
  • Georges Bizet

    Au fond du temple saint (The Pearl Fishers)

    Singer: John Aler. Singer: Gino Quilico. Orchestra: Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
    • Bizet: Les Pecheurs du Perles.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 16 in C major, K 545

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Johann Simon Mayr

    Miserere in G Minor: I. Miserere mei Deus

    Singer: Jaewon Yun. Singer: Theresa Holzhauser. Singer: Robert Sellier. Singer: Jens Hamann. Choir: Simon Mayr Chorus. Choir: Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper. Orchestra: Concerto de Bassus. Conductor: Franz Hauk.
    • Mayr: Miserere & Litaniae lauretanae.
    • Naxos.
    • 101.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Rondo in F major for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Gemma Rosefield. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Stanford - The Complete Works for Cello and Orchestra.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fantaisie, Op 79

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Cafe au Lait: Sharon Bezaly/Roland Pontinen.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Time Traveller : Kate Romano on Jigsaws

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    A Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (Ricercar a 6 orch Webern)

    Music Arranger: Anton Webern. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Boulez conducts Webern: Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • Joachim Raff

    Prelude to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edward Elgar

    Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto/Sea Pictures: Du Pre/Baker/LSO/Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Verdi: Don Carlo (1884 Milan Version), Act 1 Scene 1: "Dio, che nell'alma infond

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Opera Arias.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 102.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Septet in E-Flat Major: IV. Rondo. Allegro

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • Glinka: Septet, Trio Pathetique, Serenade & 3 Russian Songs.
    • CPO.
    • 104.
  • Prue Leith on music, audiences and Baroque in the Bush

  • George Frideric Handel

    Rinaldo Suite (Overture)

    Music Arranger: Simon Cox. Ensemble: Septura.
    • Naxos.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Cello Concerto in D major, G479

    Performer: Edgar Moreau. Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
    • ERATO.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold in Italy (Marche des pèlerins

    Performer: David Aaron Carpenter. Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Ondine.
  • John Ireland

    Greater love hath no man

    Performer: Philip Scriven. Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Director: David Hill.
    • Favourite Anthems From Winchester.
    • Herald.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.1

    Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Antoine Tamestit.
    • DG.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Nonet in E flat major, Op 38 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • DIVOX.
  • Michael Torke


    Conductor: Yoel Levi. Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
    • Michael Torke: Three: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
    • Ecstatic Records.
    • 1.


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