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Monday with Ian Skelly - Purcell Chacony, Kate Adie, Respirators

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music. War correspondent, broadcaster and author Kate Adie reveals her cultural inspirations.

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 journalist, war correspondent , broadcaster and author Kate Adie reveals the sometimes surprising cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Colas Breugnon (Overture)

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Russian Overtures: Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Variations on one string on a theme by Rossini

    Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Jérôme Ducros. Music Arranger: Pierre Fournier.
    • Intuition.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 109.
  • Richard Strauss

    Serenade in E flat major, Op 7

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Strauss: Orchestral Works: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich/Zinman.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
    • 14.
  • Elfrida Andrée

    Symphony No 2 in A minor (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Stockholm Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustaf Sjökvist.
    • Sterling.
  • Henry Purcell

    Chacony à 4 in G minor

    Conductor: Reinhard Goebel. Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln.
    • Blow/Corelli/Muffat/Pezel/Purcell: Chaconne: Musica Antiqua Koln/Goebel.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsodie in E flat major, Op 119 No 4

    Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • Haydn, Brahms, Lachenmann, Schubert: Lars Vogt.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Marosszek

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oboe Concerto in C major, K 314

    Performer: Alexei Ogrintchouk. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras.
    • BIS.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Regina caeli laetare (Antiphon a 8)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Plus Ultra. Choir: Schola Antiqua. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Conductor: Michael Noone.
    • Archiv.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Nocturne from The Gadfly Suite

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • DECCA promo.
  • Time Traveller: Respirators

    Duration: 02:52

  • Jean Sibelius

    Spring Song, Op 16

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita for solo violin in D minor, BWV1004: V. Chaconne

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude No. 14

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Deustche Grammophon.
  • Kate Adie: Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 03:40

  • Alfred Reynolds

    Alice through the Looking Glass (Jabberwocky)

    Conductor: Gavin Sutherland. Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
    • Alfred Reynolds: Orchestral Works.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major, K 430

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 7.
  • Edward Elgar

    La Capricieuse

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Chandos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No. 12 in G Minor, MWV N12 "Fuga": III. Allegro molto

    Orchestra: Heidelberger Sinfoniker. Conductor: Thomas Fey.
    • Mendelssohn: Complete Symphonies.
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 203.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    In Ecclesiis

    Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Ensemble: Taverner Players. Director: Andrew Parrott.
    • Venetian Church Music.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Slow Waltz (Cinderella)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasy in C major, Op 17 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze / Fantasie : Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Decca.
    • 21.
  • Vittoria Aleotti

    Hor che la vaga Aurora (Ghirlanda de Madrigali)

    Ensemble: La Villanella Basel.
    • O Dulcis Amor.
    • Ramee.
    • 6.
  • George Gershwin

    Variations on 'I got rhythm'

    Performer: Lincoln Mayorga. Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • Gershwin by Grofe: Harmonie Ensemble, New York.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.


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