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Monday with Ian Skelly - Dr Christian Jessen, Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Stage Directions

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music. Plus doctor, television presenter and writer Dr Christian Jessen 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 doctor, television presenter, writer, opera lover and oboist Dr Christian Jessen talks about the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped his life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon and Gigue in D major

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Humoresque, Op 2 No 2 (Two Fantasy Pieces)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Performer: Markus Becker.
    • EMI.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa Fantasie, Op 89

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorus: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11)

    Choir: Gutenberg Chamber Choir. Ensemble: Neumeyer Consort. Conductor: Felix Koch.
    • Bach: Choral Works.
    • Rondeau.
    • 101.
  • Owain Park

    Ave maris stella

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Rose Magnificat.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 701.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • The Copland Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Sir Eugene Goossens

    4 Conceits, Op 20

    Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Goossens: Concert Piece etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 016.
  • Max Bruch

    8 Pieces, Op.83 - no.7 in B major

    Ensemble: ensemble incanto.
    • Johannes Brahms/Max Bruch.
    • EBS.
    • 11.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Prokofiev: Symphonies Vol.1.
    • Onyx.
    • 7.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56b

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • DG.
  • Time Traveller: Stage Directions

    Duration: 02:23

  • Richard Wagner

    Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Ernst Pauer

    Wind Quintet in F major, Op 44 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Hexagon Ensemble.
    • The British Connection.
    • Etcetera.
    • 003.
  • Maurice Jarre

    Lawrence of Arabia (Overture)

    Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • The Hollywood Sound: John Williams/London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Joan Tower

    Fanfare No 1 for the Uncommon Woman

    Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman.
    • Koch.
    • 001.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Trio Sonata in G minor HMV 939

    Ensemble: Brook Street Band.
    • Handel Trio Sonatas.
    • AVIE.
    • 11-14.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dr. Christian Jessen on Tom Stoppard

    Duration: 04:00

  • George Butterworth

    Oh fair enough are sky and plain (Bredon Hill and other songs)

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • George Butterworth, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Williams / Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 13.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in F major, H XVIII 3

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester. Director: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • David Juritz & Diana Ambache

    Sonatine in A minor (3rd mvt)

    • Liberté, Egalité, Sororité: 100 Years of Chamber Music by French Women.
    • Ambache.
    • 011.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Sonata Sancti Polycarpi

    Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande valse brillante in F major, Op 34 No 3

    Performer: Janina Fialkowska.
    • Chopin Recital.
    • Atma.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Introduction (Prelude) from the Gadfly suite, Op 97a

    Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Conductor: Theodore Kuchar.
    • NAXOS.
  • Leo Brouwer

    Cancion de cuna for guitar (Berceuse)

    Performer: Marco Tamayo.
    • The Latin American Guitar.
    • NAXOS.
    • 12.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    March pour les differentes nations (Dardanus)

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Music at the Court of Versailles: Charpentier/Delalande/Lully/Rameau.
    • Erato.
    • 8.
  • Carl Nielsen

    An Imaginary Journey to the Faroes

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Carl Nielsen: Orchestral music: Danish National Symphony Orch/Dausgaard.
    • Dacapo.
    • 10.


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