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Monday with Ian Skelly - Jackie Kay, Service Stations, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music. Plus the poet and novelist Jackie Kay on the things that inspire her.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music, today including works by Bach, Copland and Villa-Lobos

Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Franz Schubert famously left his Symphony no.8 'Unfinished' - how would you continue the journey he started?

Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. This morning, Kate Romano pootles up the motorway in search of the Great British service station

Each day this week the poet and novelist Jackie Kay talks to Ian about the people, places, books and music that inspire her. Today she talks about her beloved city of Glasgow and how it's always been at the forefront of political discourse and protest.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four English Dances, Set 1 (No 4)

    Conductor: Malcolm Arnold. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Malcolm Arnold: English, Irish, Scottish & Cornish Dances: LPO/Arnold.
    • Lyrita.
    • 4.
  • Amy Beach

    From Grandmother's Garden, Op 97

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Amy Beach: Piano Music Volume 3.
    • Guild.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 8 in B minor, D 759, 'Unfinished' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos 8 & 9, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Jota (La vida breve)

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Falla: Montsalvatge, Sreneata Andaluza: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • BMG.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira No 5 (Aria)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Ensemble: Lynn Harrell & Instrumental Ensemble. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne: Kiri Te Kanawa.
    • Decca.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia in D minor, K 397

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Mozart: Piano Sonatas/Fantasies: Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Time Traveller: Service Stations

    Duration: 02:21

  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Stefano Bollani. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto: Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem, K.626: Recordare; Confutatis; Lacrimosa

    Singer: Barbara Bonney. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Singer: Hans Peter Blochwitz. Singer: Willard White. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide (Overture)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Leonard Bernstein: Candide: LSO/Bernstein.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Jackie Kay on Glasgow's George Square

    Duration: 04:49

  • Sir James MacMillan

    The Confession of Isobel Gowdie (extract)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk.
    • Koch.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049

    Performer: Enrico Onofri. Performer: Giovanni Antonini. Performer: Petr Zejfart. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Quiet City

    Performer: Thomas Stacy. Performer: Philip Smith. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major, D 956

    Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum. Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Granville Bantock

    The Frogs

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • William Lloyd Webber

    The Call of the Morning

    Performer: Ian Brown. Singer: John Mark Ainsley.
    • Hyperion.


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