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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Sophie Germain, Rossini's Largo al Factotum, Kate Adie

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

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Overture in D major, S 148

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Hummel: Mandolin Concerto etc..
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Robert Schumann

    Blumenstück, Op 19

    Performer: Christian Ihle Hadland.
    • Christian Ihle Hadland - Piano - Schumann Chopin.
    • Simax.
    • 008.
  • Frank Martin

    Deuxième étude, pour le pizzicato (Études for string orchestra)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
    • Frank Martin: Polyptyque, Concerto, Studies: The Chamber Orch of Europe, Fischer.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Sanctus)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 10.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasia in F major, Wq 59 No 5

    • C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Largo al factotum (The Barber of Seville)

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ulf Schirmer.
    • Tales of Opera.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

    String Quartet No 3 in E flat major (2nd mvt - Pastorale, Andantino)

    Ensemble: Modigliani Quartet.
    • Intuition.
    • Mirare.
    • 002.
  • Thomas Tallis

    In jejunio et fletu

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A major, D.951

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets; Steven Osborne / Paul Lewis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Sorochinsky Fair (Overture)

    Music Arranger: Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov. Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Mussorgsky - Without the Sun.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 007.
  • Joan Tower

    Fanfare No 1 for the Uncommon Woman

    Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman.
    • Koch.
    • 001.
  • Time Traveller: Sophie Germain

    Duration: 02:37

  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Sarabande in G major (Pièces de clavecin, 1707)

    Performer: Karen Flint.
    • Jacquet de la Guerre: Complete Works for Harpsichord.
    • Plectra.
    • 11.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Concert fantasy on 'Carmen'

    Performer: Akiko Suwanai. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Dvorák: Violin Concerto / Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy - Bennett, Suwanai.
    • Philips.
    • 2.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Song of the Flea

    Singer: Boris Christoff. Orchestra: French Radio National Orchestra. Conductor: Georges Tzipine.
    • Boris Christoff: The Mighty Boris.
    • EMI.
    • 21.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sull' aria... Che soave zeffiretto (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Singer: Patrizia Ciofi. Singer: Véronique Gens. Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Tom Lehrer

    The Elements

    Composer: Arthur Sullivan. Singer: Tom Lehrer.
    • Dr Demento's 30th Anniversary Collection.
    • Rhino.
    • 3.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Amadis (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Capriccio Stravagante. Director: Skip Sempé.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
  • Kate Adie's Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 03:44

  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

    Hear us in heaven, O God

    Choir: Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Conductor: Matthew Guard.
    • Crossing Over.
    • Sono Luminus.
    • 701.
  • Ferenc Farkas

    Aria e Rondo all'ungherese

    Performer: János Rolla. Performer: Lajos Lencsés. Orchestra: Liszt Ferenc Kamarazenekar.
    • Farkas - Orchestral Music, Vol 3.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 027.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Mazurka in B flat major, Op 32

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Hyperion.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Helgoland

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Barenboim Bruckner Symphonies.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 005.
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu

    Leeward (Wind Color Vector)

    Performer: Gerard Cousins.
    • A Gift.
    • Galles Music.
    • 001.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Die Ruinen von Athen, Op 113 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Harnoncourt, COE.
    • Teldec.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images - set 2 for piano, no.3; Poissons d'or

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Cantabile

    Orchestra: Riga Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kriss Rusmanis.
    • Vasks - Message.
    • Conifer Classics.
    • 001.
  • Time Traveller: Helen Arney on Sophie Germain

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