Thursday with Ian Skelly - Marin Alsop, Ave Maria, The Huma Bird
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, including three very different scherzos, Respighi's reworking of early music in his "Ancient airs and dances - Suite no. 3 " and a shimmering piece for two cellos and orchestra by contemporary composer Giovanni Sollima .
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today the starting point is Schubert's famous "Ave Maria", a setting of a song from Walter Scott's popular epic poem "The Lady of the Lake".
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today Kate Romano tells the story of the mythical Huma bird, that lives eternally in flight.
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. Today Marin talks about a favourite film.