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Monday with Ian Skelly - Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Verdi's Va pensiero, Echo's Bones

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla 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 the conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla reveals the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Walton

    Prelude (Richard III)

    Conductor: William Walton. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • The Walton Edition.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Joaquín Turina

    Escena andaluza, Op 7 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Nash Ensemble.
    • Turina Chamber Music The Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Will Gregory

    High Life

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ellipsos.
    • United Colors.
    • NoMadMusic.
    • 102.
  • Frédéric d’Erlanger

    Poème in D major for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Philippe Graffin. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Cliffe & Erlanger: The Romantic Violin Concerto, Vol. 10; Philippe Graffin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)

    Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • The Opera Album 2002.
    • Virgin.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Quartet in D major, K 285

    Performer: William Bennett. Ensemble: Grumiaux Trio.
    • Mozart - Flute Quartets.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Léo Delibes

    Coppélia Waltz arr Dohnanyi

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Music Arranger: Erno Dohnanyi.
    • Dohnanyi: Piano Music: Martin Roscoe.
    • Hyperion.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Triumphal Symphony in E major, Op 6 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Karel Šejna.
  • Time Traveller : Sarah Dillon on a rejection letter for Samuel Beckett

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Danse infernale (The Firebird)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Russian Masterpieces: SNO, LSO, Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
  • William Boyce

    Symphony No 5 in D major

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    O welche Lust, in freier Luft (Fidelio)

    Choir: Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper. Orchestra: Bavarian State Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • DG.
  • Hubert Parry


    Performer: Robert Quinney. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • A New Heaven, The Sixteen.
    • UCJ.
    • 6.
  • Xaver Scharwenka

    Spanish Serenade

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Spanish Album: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla talks to Ian about her homeland

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello concerto No 1 op 107: i. Allegretto

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • Inspiration.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Morgengruss, D 795 No 8 (Die schöne Müllerin)

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Jonas Kaufmann Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Hans Gál

    Triptych, Op 100 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Kenneth Woods.
    • Avie.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Nisi Dominus HWV 238

    Singer: Diana Montague. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Singer: Simon Birchall. Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Orchestra: Orchestra of Westminster Abbey. Director: Simon Preston.
    • Archiv.
  • Max Richter


    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert Waltz No 2 in F major, Op 51

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Orfeo.
  • Fanny Hensel

    March (The Year)

    Performer: Lauma Skride.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fugue in G major, BWV 577

    Ensemble: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.
    • Channel Classics.


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