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Friday with Ian Skelly - Georgian Robots, Jackie Kay, Corelli's La Follia

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.
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 the poet and novelist Jackie Kay talks to Ian about the people, places, books and music that inspire her.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Johannes Brahms

    Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op.102; Vivace

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Jian Wang. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Josef Suk

    Meditation on an old Czech Hymn

    Ensemble: Signum Quartet.
    • BBC Radio 3 Recording New Generation Artists.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Sonata in D minor, No.12 'Folia'

    Performer: Paula Chateauneuf. Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk. Performer: Avison Ensemble.
    • LINN.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Cenar; Wyrwany; Hayduk (Old Polish Suite)

    Orchestra: Polish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Mariusz Smolij.
    • Panufnik: Homage to Polish Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 1, 3, 5.
  • William Byrd

    Rorate coeli for 5 voices

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Puer Natus Est, Tudor Music For Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig August Lebrun

    Oboe Concerto No 2 in G minor (3rd)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: Potsdam Chamber Academy.
    • Lost and Found.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Edward Elgar

    La capricieuse, Op 17

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Time Traveller: Georgian Robots

    Duration: 02:41

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia in F minor for mechanical organ, K.608

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Performer: Radu Lupu. Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni.
  • Thomas Arne

    Thou soft-flowing Avon

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Arne: Dr Arne at Vauxhall Gardens: Parley of Instruments.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Sextet No.1 in B Flat major, op.18 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Christoph Koncz. Performer: Marie Chilemme. Performer: Gérard Caussé. Performer: Clemens Hagen. Performer: Gautier Capuçon.
    • ERATO.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    The Lark

    Performer: Danny Driver.
    • Balakirev - Piano Sonatas and Other Works.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Jackie Kay on Glasgow's Women's Library

    Duration: 05:24

  • Sally Beamish

    Gaudent in coelis for chorus

    Choir: Choirs of St Catherine's College, Cambridge. Conductor: Edward Wickham.
    • Gaudent In Coelis.
    • RESONUS.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49: I. Sinfonia

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Raphael Alpermann.
    • Bach: Dialogkantaten, BWV 32, 49 & 57.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 115.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin; Liszt; Ravel.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream, Op.61 (Overture)

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mendelssohn: Overtures: LSO, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Claude Debussy

    String Quartet in G minor, Op 10 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Alban Berg Quartett.
    • EMI.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Scherzo, Op.16

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Jacob van Eyck

    Der fluyten lust-hof; Engels nachtigaeltje (English Nightingales)

    Performer: Michala Petri.
    • Philips.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Clio Gould.
    • English String Classics 2: Vaughan Williams/Warlock/Tippet/Elgar etc.
    • Warner Apex.
    • 7.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.