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Friday with Ian Skelly - Nose Art, Stewart Lee, Schubert's Trout Quintet

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music. Plus comedian Stewart Lee talks about his 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 comedian, writer, director and jazz fan Stewart Lee talks about the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped his life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Alfredo Casella

    La donna serpente (The Snake Woman) - Sinfonia (overture)

    Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Chandos.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • ERATO.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Ist mvt. Allegro

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Before Mozart: Early Horn Concertos.
    • BIS.
    • 501.
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden

    Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • In Praise of Woman.
    • HELIOS.
    • 017.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 2 in A minor, Op 39

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Elgar: Enigma Variations/Pomp and Circumstance Marches etc.: Ormandy/Barenboim/D.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Christian Zacharias. Performer: Andreas Seidel. Performer: Ivo Bauer. Performer: Matthias Moosdorf. Performer: Christian Ockert. Ensemble: Leipziger Streichquartett.
    • Schubert: Piano Qunitet D 667.
    • MD&G.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (Cantata No 34)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists.
    • Bach Choruses - Gardiner.
    • SDG.
    • 1.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Op 11

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg. Conductor: Marc Albrecht.
    • Pentatone.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fantaisie, Op 79

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Cafe au Lait: Sharon Bezaly/Roland Pontinen.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Time Traveller: Nose Art

    Duration: 02:14

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Chopin: Preludes/Nocturnes/Waltzes: Thibaudet.
    • Dal Segno.
    • 26.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.
  • Claude Debussy

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

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quintet in E flat major for piano and wind, K 452 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Performer: Neil Black. Performer: Thea King. Performer: Tony Halstead. Performer: Graham Sheen.
    • Mozart / Beethoven: Quintets for Piano & Winds.
    • CBS Masterworks.
    • 6.
  • Improvisation


    Ensemble: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • El Nuevo Mundo: Folías Criollas.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 12.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Stewart Lee on improvisation

    Duration: 04:31

  • Gabriela Montero

    Hallelujah (Improvisation on the Theme of the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah)

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • EMI.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Little Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Dvorak: Legends: Prague Waltzes: Buadapest festival Orchestra / Ivan Fischer.
    • Phillips.
    • 16.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Roses from the South, Op 388

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Linos Ensemble. Performer: Ryoko Morooka.
    • Capriccio.
  • Robert Parsons

    Ave Maria

    Director: Philip Cave. Choir: Magnificat Choir.
    • Where late the sweet birds sang: Latin Music form Tudor England.
    • Linn.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concert champêtre (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Ton Koopman. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Conlon.
    • Poulenc: Organ concert/Piano concertos: Conlon.
    • Erato.
    • 4.
  • Richard Strauss

    Festliches Präludium, Op 61

    Performer: Peter Solomon. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Strauss: Orchestral Works: Zinman.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
    • 23.


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