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Friday with Ian Skelly - Prue Leith, the AI revolution, Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude

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. Today we start with Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude
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 and featured items

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    Duration: 02:45

  • Prue Leith on Leftovers

    Duration: 07:45

  • Francisco Guerrero

    Duo seraphim for three choirs à 4

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Singer: Grace Davidson. Singer: Samuel Evans. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Santiago a cappella; Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 7.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Rachmaninoff: The Bells & Symphonic Dances.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 6.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Keyboard Sonata in F sharp major, K 318

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • BIS.
  • Juventino Rosas

    Sobre las Olas

    Orchestra: Festival Orchestra of Mexico. Conductor: Enrique Bátiz.
    • Naxos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 28 No 15, 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Perahia Plays Chopin.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Battalia a 10

    Ensemble: Ricercar Consort.
    • MIRARE.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 - ii. Un bal

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 11.
  • John Corigliano

    Snapshot: Circa 1909

    Ensemble: Corigliano Quartet.
    • Naxos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216 (i. Allegro)

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5.
    • Naxos.
    • 001.
  • Constant Lambert

    The Rio Grande

    Performer: Kathryn Stott. Singer: Della Jones. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Decca.
  • Scott Joplin

    Solace (A Mexican serenade) - rag for piano

    Performer: Marvin Hamlisch.
    • MCA.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes, No 3)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Performer: Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Warner.
  • William Bolcom

    Lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Singer: Jody Karin Applebaum.
    • Music and Arts.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049

    Performer: Enrico Onofri. Performer: Giovanni Antonini. Performer: Petr Zejfart. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Festival Scherzo for piano and strings

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble. Conductor: Robert Salter.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Which was the son of...

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Philips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Tarquinio Merula


    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Romance for string orchestra, Op. 11

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 'Classical'

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Romanze in F major, Op 118 No 5

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8.


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