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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Sakuntala, Dr Christian Jessen

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

  • Arnold Bax

    Winter Legends (3rd & 4th mvts)

    Performer: Ashley Wass. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Bax: Winter Legends: Ashley Wass, Bournemouth SO, James Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Symphony No 1 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Ensemble: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Gounod/Bizet: Symphony no.1/L'Arlesienne: St Paul Chamber Orch/Hogwood.
    • Decca.
  • Franz Liszt

    Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 "Suisse": No. 4, Au bord d'une source

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • Liszt: Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 "Suisse" & Légende No. 2.
    • Orfeo.
    • 104.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise, Op 83

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • DG.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Serenade for strings (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Russian Virtuosi of Europe. Performer: Yuri Zhislin.
    • Orchid Classics : ORC100052.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 2.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Poule (Concert en sextuor No 6 in G minor)

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Adelaide, Op 46

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: John Mark Ainsley.
    • Beethoven: Lieder und Gesange: Ainsley/Burnside.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Cornish Dances, Op 91

    Conductor: Malcolm Arnold. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Malcolm Arnold: English, Irish, Scottish & Cornish Dances: LPO/Arnold.
    • Lyrita.
    • 19.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Asturias (Suite española)

    Performer: John Williams.
  • Time Traveller: Sakuntala

    Duration: 02:53

  • Franz Schubert

    Sakontala - Act 1 Aria Wie fuhl'ich , ihr Gotter

    Singer: Simone Nold. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Frieder Bernius.
    • Carus.
  • Amanda Röntgen-Maier

    Violin sonata in B minor (1st movt)

    Performer: Cecilia Zilliacus. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Amanda Maier, Volume 2; Violin sonata, 9 Pieces for violin and piano, 4 Songs.
    • db Productions.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Happiness (Waltz Suite)

    Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 - Waltz Suite.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.6, Romoe & Juliet Overture: Kirov Orchestra, Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 002.
  • Ludwig August Lebrun

    Oboe Concerto No 3 in C major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Ensemble: Camerata Bern. Conductor: Thomas Füri.
    • Oboe Concertos.
    • Archiv.
    • 9.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dr. Christian Jessen on William Robertson Davies

    Duration: 03:50

  • Jacques Offenbach

    Scintille, diamant! (Tales of Hoffmann)

    Singer: Samuel Ramey. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Julius Rudel.
    • A Date with the Devil.
    • Naxos.
    • 009.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet movement in F major, B120

    Ensemble: Kvarteto města Prahy.
    • DG.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Fugue & Pantomime (Suite in the Old Style)

    Performer: Olga Martynova. Performer: Andrey Doynikov. Performer: Dmitri Vlassik. Performer: Roman Mints.
    • Alfred Schnittke - Roman Mints / Katya Apekisheva.
    • QUARTZ.
    • 4-5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K 191

    Performer: Danny Bond. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Mozart - Flute And Harp Concerto.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 5.
  • Kenneth Leighton

    Suite "Veris Gratia" op 9. Movts iii and iv

    Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Performer: George Caird. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No. 1 in B flat 'Spring': IV Allegretto animato e grazioso

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • SFS MEDIA.


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