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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Victorian Small Ads, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, joy of man's desiring

    Music Arranger: Myra Hess. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    L'amante segreto

    Singer: Isabelle Poulenard. Performer: Marianne Muller. Performer: Emer Buckley.
    • Adda.
  • Alan Hovhaness

    Three Improvisations on Folk Tunes

    Ensemble: Central Washington University Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Keith Brion.
    • Naxos.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide (Overture)

    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Nobel Prize Ceremony Music: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Davis.
    • Finlandia.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sonata in G minor, HWV 360

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Christian Rivet.
    • Around the World.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 13-16.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet, Act I: Arrival of the Guests; Masks; Dance of the Knights

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in E flat major, K.282

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Time Traveller: Victorian small ads by Alun Withey

  • Franz Schubert

    Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang, D.957)

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Performer: Gerold Huber.
    • Schubert: Schwanengesang & 4 Lieder: Gerhaher/Huber.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
    • 14.
  • John Garth

    Cello Concerto No.2 in B flat major

    Performer: Richard Tunnicliffe. Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • Garth: Six Cello Concertos.
    • Divine Art.
    • 4-6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Marriage of Figaro: Overture

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Il segreto di Susanna (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures & Intermezzi: Academy of St. Martin in the Field/Marrine.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Hoe-Down (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring: New York Philharmonic/Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Espana arr for guitar, Op 165 (Serenata in D major)

    Performer: Xuefei Yang. Music Arranger: Xuefei Yang.
    • Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez: Xuefei Yang.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla on being inspired by young musicians

  • Richard Strauss

    Don Juan

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Strauss: Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel.
    • Orfeo.
    • 10.
  • Nicolò Paganini


    Performer: Ning Feng. Performer: Thomas Hoppe.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Paul Bunyan - Prologue

    Singer: Pamela Helen Stephen. Singer: Leah-Marian Jones. Singer: Lillian Watson. Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E flat major, Op 117, 'Schlummerlied', No 1

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Brahms: 2 Rhapsodies Op.79, Klavierstucke Opp.117-119, Radu Lupu.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • William Lawes

    Royal Consort Sett No 3 in D minor

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • LINN.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.4 (4th mvt)

    Singer: Barbara Bonney. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.


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