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Friday with Ian Skelly - By any other name, Bernard MacLaverty

Ian Skelly presents the best in classical music, and author Bernard MacLaverty talks about the cultural influences that have shaped and inspired him throughout his career.

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 author Bernard MacLaverty talks about the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped his life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV 433 'La tempesta di mare'

    Performer: Lucie Horsch. Orchestra: Amsterdam Vivaldi Players.
    • Decca.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les animaux modèles Suite - Le petit jour

    Orchestra: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud.
    • Poulenc: Les biches Suite, Les animaux modèles Suite & Sinfonietta.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Sally Beamish

    Seavaigers (Haven)

    Performer: Chris Stout. Performer: Catriona McKay. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • McKay Stout Music.
  • Franz Schubert

    4 Impromptus for piano (D.899) (Op.90), no.4 in A flat major;

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D.840, 850 & 894, Impromptus D.899: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Georges Auric

    Roman Holiday - Main Title

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bernas.
    • Orchid.
  • Richard Strauss

    Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs; 6 Orchestral Songs - Norman, Gewandhausorchester L.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Bagatelle for 2 violins, cello and harmonium, Op 47 No 5

    Performer: Gábor Ormai. Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Dvorak: String Quartets: Takacs Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Enrique Granados

    Allegro de concierto

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Granados: Goyescas: Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

    Performer: Chris Thile. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Edgar Meyer.
    • YO-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer's Bach Trios.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 005.
  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes (No 3, 'Sirènes')

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Choir: Ladies of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Debussy: Nocturnes/La Mer/Jeux: Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Time Traveller: By Any Other Name

    Duration: 02:07

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Susan Graham.
    • Reynaldo Hahn: La Belle Epoque: Graham/Vignoles.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Mahler: Kindertotenlieder - 5 Rückertlieder - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Periodical Overture

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • El Maestro - Farinelli.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 19.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Jazz Suite No 2 (Little Polka)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: The Jazz Album - Brautigam, Masseurs.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Bernard MacLaverty on Belfast young writers.

    Duration: 05:09

  • Percy Grainger

    When the World was Young for two pianos

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites. Performer: John Lavender.
    • Grainger: Piano Music for Four Hands Vol.1: Thwaites/Lavender.
    • Pavillion.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major K.218 - 1st mvt

    Performer: Nikolaj Znaider. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaj Znaider.
    • LSO.
  • Georgs Pelēcis

    Flowering Jasmine

    Performer: Andrei Pushkarev. Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica. Conductor: Gidon Kremer.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Prelude

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • Granville Bantock

    Song to the Seals

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Thomas Selle

    Veni Sancte Spiritus

    Choir: Vox Luminis. Conductor: Lionel Meunier.
    • Ricercar.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 5 in E Minor Op.64: 4th mvt; Finale

    Conductor: Manfred Honeck. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5.
    • EXTON.
    • 4.


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