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Monday with Ian Skelly - Dr Michael Scott, The Moth in the Machine, Puccini's Humming Chorus

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music. His guest this week is television historian Dr Michael Scott.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today Puccini's "Humming Chorus" from Madam Butterfly.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today - Sarah Dillon on the bugs in the system, moths in machines...
1050 Each day this week classics expert and television historian Dr Michael Scott talks about the ideas, places and people that have inspired him over the course of his life and career..

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Grand March (Aida)

    Music Arranger: Alan Fernie. Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Nicholas Childs.
    • Symphonic Brass: Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Franz Danzi

    Cello Concerto in E minor - Third movement

    Performer: Aurélien Pascal. Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester. Conductor: Howard Griffiths.
    • Sony.
  • Howard Ferguson

    4 Short Pieces, Op. 6 for clarinet and piano

    Performer: John Finucane. Performer: Elisaveta Blumina.
    • Irish Holidays.
    • Genuin.
    • 501.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet for strings (Op.76`4) in B flat major "Sunrise", 1st mvt; Allegro con spirito

    Performer: Takács Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets, op. 76 4-6.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Humming Chorus (Madam Butterfly)

    Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Puccini: Great Opera Arias.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Galanta

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Kodaly: Psalmus hungaricus, Marosszék Dances, Galánta Dances: Fischer.
    • Hungaroton.
    • 3.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Piano Quintet in B minor, Op 40 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Oliver Triendl. Ensemble: Quatuor Sine Nomine.
    • Pejacevic: Chamber Works.
    • CPO.
    • 2.
  • Philip Glass

    Violin Concerto arr for soprano saxophone (1st mvt)

    Performer: Amy Dickson. Music Arranger: Amy Dickson. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mikel Toms.
    • Amy Dickson. Glass Tavener Nyman.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 1.
  • Time Traveller: The Moth In The Machine

    Duration: 01:57

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Tarantelle, Op 6

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Saint-Saens: Chamber Music: The Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides Overture, Op 26

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
  • Claude‐Michel Schönberg

    Les Miserables - Bring him home

    Performer: Dave Willetts. Orchestra: City of Prague Phiharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
    • Musicals The Gold Collection.
  • Frederick Delius

    To be sung of a summer night on the water

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Director: John Rutter.
    • THERE IS SWEET MUSIC. English Choral Songs 1890-1950.
    • 002.
  • Émile Waldteufel

    L'Estudiantina, Op 191

    Conductor: Alfred Walter. Orchestra: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • The Great Waltzes.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dr. Michael Scott on Homer's Odyssey

    Duration: 02:56

  • Trad.

    Thalassa lypisou

    Singer: Katerina Papadopoulou. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin.
  • Edward Elgar

    Introduction And Allegro Op.47 For String Orchestra

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Trumpet Concerto in D major

    Performer: Friedemann Immer. Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Concertos for Wind Instruments: Musica Antiqua Koln/Goebel.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 12.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 5 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Mischa Maisky. Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • Martha Argerich and Friends Live from The Lugano Festival 2013.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Waft her, Angels (Jephtha)

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • Handel Arias - Padmore / The English Concert / Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 017.
  • York Bowen

    Three Serious Dances, Op 51 (No 2)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Gustav Holst

    Walt Whitman Overture, Op 7

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Holst: Cotswolds Symphony.
    • Naxos.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, K 64

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen (Cantata No 215)

    Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • Philips.


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