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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Liszt's Rhapsodie espagnole, Evelyn Glennie, Le Guin

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie reveals her cultural inspirations and influences.

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0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this week, the virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie reveals the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin (Act 3, Sc 1: Polonaise)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • The Kirov Collection: Valery Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 3.
  • Arnold Bax

    Adventure Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Lyrita.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Missa Solemnis: Gloria

    Performer: Ludwig Mittelhammer. Choir: RIAS Kammerchor. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • Accentus.
    • ACC30429.
    • 2-5.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rhapsodie espagnole

    Performer: Roberto Szidon.
    • DG.
  • François Couperin

    Les Nations - l'Espagnole: Rondeau, Bourree and Double, and Passagacaglia

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Andante in F major, K 616 arr for wind quintet

    Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • Mozart: Music for Piano and Wind Quintet.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Consecration of the House, Op 124 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: Overturen - Weiner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 4.
  • Time Traveller Sarah Dillon on writer Ursula Le Guin

  • Philip Glass

    Galileo Galilei - Scene 9 (extract)

    Singer: Richard Troxell. Singer: Lindsay Ohse. Orchestra: Portland Opera. Conductor: Anne Manson.
    • Orange Mountain.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV 825

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • CBS.
  • Edward German

    Welsh Rhapsody

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • EMI.
  • Ian talks to guest Evelyn Glennie about California's Death Valley

  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux de vagues (La mer)

    Music Arranger: Sally Beamish. Ensemble: Trio Apaches.
    • The Seafarer.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for violin and cello in F major, RV544

    Performer: Christine Busch. Performer: Roel Dieltiens. Ensemble: Ensemble Explorations. Director: Roel Dieltiens.
  • Percy Grainger

    A Lincolnshire Posy

    Ensemble: Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Conductor: Duncan Stubbs.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Debussy/Ravel: Works For Piano And Orchestra.
    • chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 2: John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 2.
  • Thomas Adès

    Les tours de passe-passe (Three Studies from Couperin)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • Ades: Tevot; Violin Concerto etc..
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.


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