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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Nicknames, Prue Leith, Carmina Burana

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

  • Percy Grainger

    Early one morning vers. instrumental

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 146, 'Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal')

    Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • Cantatas, Vol. 44.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto in B minor - 2nd mvt: Andante

    Performer: Rachel Barton Pine. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Avie.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata for piano(H.16.47)in A Flat major, 3rd mvt; Presto

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Haydn: Piano Sonatas: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Carl Orff

    Carmina burana

    Singer: Patricia Petibon. Singer: Hans-Werner Bunz. Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • DG.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    Una limosna por el amor de Dios

    Performer: Craig Ogden.
    • Chandos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Beethoven Symphonies: Live from the Edinburgh Festival.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Ensemble: Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Conductor: Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E minor, Op 119 No 2

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Time Traveller: Nicknames by Alun Withey

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315, 'Summer'

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Ruth Crouch. Performer: Catherine Rimer. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jan Waterfield. Director: Christian Curnyn. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Nicola Benedetti: Italia.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • André Messager

    Solo de concours for clarinet and piano

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Julien Quentin.
    • Music for Clarinet and Piano.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta (4th & 5th mvts)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Janacek: Sinfonietta: Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O viridissima Virga, Ave

    Ensemble: Sequentia. Director: Barbara Thornton.
    • deutsche harmonia mundi.
  • Prue Leith on her love of gardening

  • Maurice Ravel

    Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.6 in B flat, K238

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance Op.35 No.2 Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso

    Ensemble: English Brass Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • Sverre Bergh

    Norwegian Dance No 2 'Old Holin'

    Performer: Håvard Gimse.
    • NAXOS.
    • 008.
  • Trad.

    Sekstur from Vendsyssel; The Peat Dance

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • DaCapo.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Espanoleta e fanfare (Fantasia para un gentilhombre)

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Milos Aranjuez.
    • DG.
    • 8.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ständchen, D 920 (first version)

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Singer: Udo Reinemann. Choir: Utrecht Vocal Soloists. Conductor: Udo Reinemann.
    • Globe Glo 5021 Schubert - Utrecht Vocal Soloists - Reinemann.
    • Globe.
    • 1.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orpheus in the Underworld - Concert Overture

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Kaleidoscope: An Orchestral Extravaganza: Mackerras, LSO.
    • Mercury.
    • 10.


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