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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Sibelius's Valse Triste, Yorkshire's greatest magician, and guest Marin Alsop

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music. Plus conductor Marin Alsop on the people, places and ideas 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 playlist music is Sibelius's Valse Triste.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today Naomi Paxton would like to talk about the Elephant in the room...
1050 Each day this week the trail-blazing internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop talks to Ian about the people, places and ideas that have inspired her throughout her life and career, and she talks this morning about her love of the poetry of W H Auden.

Other music in the programme includes Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli, a new release from the Jerusalem Quartet of Ravel's string quartet, music for piano and winds by Louise Farrenc and part of Holst's Moorside Suite.

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Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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

The Essential Classics Playlist

The Essential Classics Playlist

Refresh your day with a great selection of classical music, picked by listeners.