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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Kate Adie, Milhaud's Le Boeuf sur le Toit, Traffic Lights and Roundabouts

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

  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No 1 (Les toréadors)

    Orchestra: Bastille Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in E major Kk.206

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 21.
  • Pauline Hall

    Julius Caesar Suite

    Orchestra: Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Eggen.
    • Norway in Music: Pauline Hall.
    • Simax.
    • 5-8.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Scrivo in te l'amato nome

    Singer: Emanuela Galli. Ensemble: Stile Galante. Director: Stefano Aresi.
    • L'amato nome.
    • GLOSSA.
    • 1-3.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Le boeuf sur le toit

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Milhaud: La Creation du Monde, Le Boeuf sur le toit, Saudades do Brasil: Bernste.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa

    O Maria vernans rosa

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Choir: Monteverdi Choir.
    • Pilgrimage to Santiago: Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
  • John Ireland

    Bagatelle for violin and piano

    Performer: Lucy Gould. Performer: Benjamin Frith.
    • Ireland: Piano Trios.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quartet in G major for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo, TWV 43 G6

    Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • Telemann: Overtures, Sonatas, Concertos: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • MDG.
    • 16.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Come up to my place (from On The Town)

    Performer: Kim Criswell. Performer: Gregg Edelman. Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Owen Edwards.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor, BWV 1058

    Performer: Christophe Rousset. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • J.S. Bach The Complete Harpsichord Concertos.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Aaron Copland

    El salón México

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • DECCA.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Norman Del Mar.
    • EMI.
  • Florence Price

    Fantasie negre

    Performer: Lara Downes.
    • America Again.
    • Sono Luminus.
    • 1501.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Excelsior! Op.13

    Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • BIS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 8,15,27 & 30: Jonathan Biss.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Michael Haydn

    Trumpet Concerto no.2 in C major

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
    • Trumpet Concertos.
    • Philips.
    • 12.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Sonata in G for bassoon and piano, Op 168

    Performer: Ursula Leveaux. Performer: Ian Brown.
  • Time Traveller: Traffic Lights and Roundabouts

    Duration: 02:25

  • Kate Adie's Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 04:23


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