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Friday with Ian Skelly - The Fat of the Hotchi-Witchi, Haydn's London Symphony, Evelyn Glennie

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

  • Johannes Ockeghem

    Deo gratias - 36 part canon

    Choir: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • Utopia Triumphans.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 004.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold in Italy transc. Liszt for viola & piano (3rd mvt - Serenade)

    Performer: Philip Dukes. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Berlioz - Harold en Italie.
    • Naxos.
    • 003.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Cow-Call (25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances)

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • NAXOS.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Last year I was herding the mountain goats - Norwegian Folk Melody

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Johan Svendsen - Orchestral Works Vol.1.
    • Chandos.
    • 007.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa solemnis, Op 123 (Kyrie)

    Singer: Ann-Helen Moen. Singer: Roxana Constantinescu. Singer: James Gilchrist. Singer: Benjamin Bevan. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 104 in D major, 'London' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Haydn, 12 London Symphonies: Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles.
    • Naive.
    • 12.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Three Short Pieces

    Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin.
    • Sony.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonatine for piano

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Ravel: Jeux d'eau, Sonatine for Piano, Le Tombeau de Couperin: Thibaudet.
    • Denon.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Laetatus sum, RV 607

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Vivaldi: Vespri: Concerto Italiano/Alessandrini.
    • Opus 111.
    • 33.
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero

    Vivaldiana (2nd mvt - Andante piu lento un poco)

    Orchestra: Veneto Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Maag.
    • Malipiero - Il finto Arlecchino etc..
    • Naxos.
    • 017.
  • Time Traveller: Kate Romano - The Fat of the Hotchi-Witchi

  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances for orchestra

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (5th mvt)

    Performer: Christian Zacharias. Ensemble: Leipziger Streichquartett.
    • Schubert: Piano Qunitet D 667.
    • MD&G.
    • 5.
  • John Ireland

    A London Overture

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Ireland: Orchestral Music: Halle/John Wilson.
    • Halle.
    • 9.
  • Elena Olegovna Firsova

    Frozen Time

    Ensemble: The Schubert Ensemble.
    • NMC.
  • Evelyn Glennie on 'El Sistema'

  • Arturo Márquez

    Danzón No 2

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • DG.
  • Manuel Ponce

    Estrellita arr. Heifetz

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: José Gallardo.
    • Vilde Frang - Homage.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 016.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Songbook (selection)

    Performer: Gerold Huber. Singer: Mojca Erdmann. Singer: Christian Gerhaher.
    • Hugo Wolf - Italian Songbook.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 007.
  • Hector Berlioz

    King Lear, Op 4 - Grande overture

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Berlioz - Overtures.
    • Chandos.
    • 006.
  • Philip Stopford

    Do not be afraid

    Singer: Jamie Webster. Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Director: Chris Gray.
    • Do not be afraid - choral music of Philip Stopford.
    • Regent.
    • 009.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15 (2nd mvt - Allegro, ma non agitato)

    Ensemble: Trio Atanassov.
    • Smetana, Dvorak - Piano Trios.
    • Haenssler Classic.
    • 002.
  • Tan Dun

    Concerto for Orchestra (4th mvt - The Forbidden City)

    Orchestra: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Tan Dun.
    • Tan Dun - Concerto for Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 006.

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