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Friday with Ian Skelly - US stars of North Korean cinema, 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

  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Scherzo-valse (Suite pastorale)

    Ensemble: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Bizet/Chabrier: Les Siecles/Francois-Xavier Roth.
    • Mirare.
    • 8.
  • Christopher Simpson

    Division for Two Viols in F major

    Performer: Robert Smith. Performer: Paolo Pandolfo.
    • The Excellency of Hand.
    • Resonus.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    An Imaginary Orchestral Journey - part 1 and 2

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • LSO.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzón cubano

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Aaron Copland: The World of Aaron Copland.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • Heikki Sarmanto

    Singing Snow

    Choir: Tapiolan kuoro. Conductor: Kari Ala-Pöllänen.
    • ONDINE.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets, Op 32 (Neptune, the Mystic)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra. Choir: CBSO Youth Chorus. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Holst: The Planets / Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra.
    • Chandos.
    • 16.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Attilio Regolo: 'Par che di giubilo'

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Director: Maxim Emelyanychev.
    • In War & Peace.
    • Erato.
    • 12.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in E flat major, Op 18, 'Grande valse brillante'

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • Lang Lang: The Chopin Album.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 15.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Big Rhap

    Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
    • ABC.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Mozart - Die Zauberflote - Rene Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Time Traveller: U.S. Stars Of North Korea

    Duration: 02:27

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Exultet iam angelica turba

    Singer: Jeremy Budd. Singer: Samuel Boden. Singer: Greg Skidmore. Choir: Ex Cathedra Choir. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Ensemble: Concerto Palatino. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 53 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony no.7 Sinfonia Antartica - 4th mvt

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Blue Bird, Op.119, no.3

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Director: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Bluebird - Music of Contemplation: Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbott.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Decca.
  • Kate Adie: Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 04:09

  • Hugo Alfvén

    Elegy (Gustav II Adolf Suite)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Alfven: The Symphonies and Rhapsodies: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orch/Jarvi.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Violin Sonata in A major HWV.361

    Performer: Hiro Kurosaki. Performer: William Christie.
    • Handel Violin Sonatas.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 13.
  • Philip Glass

    Aguas da Amazonia: No. 1, Madeira River

    Music Arranger: Third Coast Percussion. Ensemble: Third Coast Percussion.
    • Paddle to the Sea.
    • Cedille.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.1 & 2.
    • Hanssler Classic.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 146, 'Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal')

    Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • Cantatas, Vol. 44.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in D major, Op 23 No 4

    Performer: Alessio Bax.
    • Rachmaninov: Preludes & Melodies: Bax.
    • Signum.
    • 4.
  • Anon.

    Cuncti simus concanentes

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Ay que me abraso; El Arrancazacate

    Composer: Traditional. Conductor: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI.
    • El Nuevo Mundo: Folías Criollas.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 20.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto in D major for piano (left hand) and orchestra

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • DG.


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Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.