Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Jackie Kay, Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Celebrity Endorsement
Ian Skelly with the best in classical music. Plus poet and novelist Jackie Kay on the things that inspire her.
Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starting point is Chopin's Heroic Polonaise in A flat major.
Other music on the programme includes Saint-Saëns' beautiful Clarinet Sonata, one of 3 sonatas he wrote for wind instruments towards the end of his life. There's also a moment of reflection from Herbert Howells: a slow Dance for violin and orchestra, performed by Lydia Mordkovitch and the London Symphony Orchestra. That's today's 'Slow Moment' at 1130.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today, Matthew Sweet explores how celebrities, including Oscar Wilde, have lent their names (sometimes without permission) to products in adverts.
1050 The poet and novelist Jackie Kay tells Ian how her love of running led to her becoming a writer.