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Friday with Ian Skelly - Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, The Horse Dung Nebula, Grieg's Piano Concerto

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 and featured items

  • Samuel Barber

    The School for Scandal (Overture)

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.
    • 5.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprices for solo violin - nos. 9 & 24

    Performer: Michael Barenboim.
    • Accentus.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1

    Performer: Imogen Cooper.
    • Schubert: The Last Six Years 1823-1828, Vol. 6; Imogen Cooper.
    • Ottavo.
    • 5.
  • Kurt Weill

    Foolish heart (One Touch of Venus)

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 20.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Performer: Melina Mandozzi. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Grieg/Liszt: Piano Concertos: Stephen Hough, BPO, Litton.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Hamburger Sonata in G major for flute and continuo, Wq 133

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Performer: Jonathan Manson.
    • EMI.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Overture (Wonderful Town)

    Music Arranger: Charles Harmon. Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Bernstein: Marin Alsop's Complete Naxos Recordings.
    • Naxos.
    • 1611.
  • Herbert Howells

    Take him, earth, for cherishing

    Choir: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Howells: Requiem / Take him, earth, for cherishing.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Time Traveller: Horse Dung Nebula

    Duration: 02:12

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
    • ONYX.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Sony.
  • Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla: Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 04:30

  • Claude Debussy

    Dialogue du vent et de la mer (La mer)

    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Debussy: La Mer: Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Judith Weir

    All the Ends of the Earth

    Choir: BBC Singers. Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble. Conductor: David Hill.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Concerto in G major, S215

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Andante favori, WoO 57

    Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • Beethoven: Piano sonata in B flat major, Op.106 "Hammerklavier" and Andante favo.
    • RCA.
    • 5.
  • Robert Schumann

    Märchenerzählungen, Op 132

    Performer: Richard Hosford. Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Ian Brown. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.

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