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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Haggis hunting, Siân Phillips, Rimsky Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overture

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, actress Sian Phillips.

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 This week Ian's guest is the actress and writer Siân Phillips, who talks about some of the things that have inspired her throughout her life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Franz Schubert

    Ballet music (Rosamunde)

    Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler. Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: José Gallardo.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Cara tomba (Il Mitridate Eupatore)

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Ensemble: Le Musiche Nove. Director: Claudio Osele.
    • Simone Kermes - Colori D'Amore - Le Musiche Nove; Claudio Osele.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlesienne Suite No 2: Farandole

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Piano Sonata No 4 in F sharp major, Op 30

    Performer: Vadym Kholodenko.
    • Scriabin: Preludes, Etudes & Sonatas Nos. 4 & 5.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 12.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From My Life' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Quartetto Energie Nove.
    • Smetana: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2.
    • Dynamic.
    • 104.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Russian Easter Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Markevitch.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    Character Piece in E major

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Erato.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude, Op 2 No 1

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Rachmaninov / Franck - Cello sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Thomas Alexander Erskine

    The Maid of the Mill - overture

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Bell.
    • Scotland's Music.
    • Linn Records.
    • 003.
  • Time Traveller: Crowley and the haggis hunt

    Duration: 02:25

  • Burt Bacharach

    Casino Royale Theme

    Ensemble: The Scotland Yard String Ensemble.
    • Casino Royale (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Compose Records.
    • 1.
  • Edvard Grieg

    March of the Trolls, Op 54 No 3 (Lyric Pieces)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • Grieg: Lyric Pieces: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: Philharmonia/Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
    • 3.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Storm, H XXIVa 8

    Choir: NDR Chor. Orchestra: Gottingen Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Handel: Dettingen Te Deum: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Carus.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    St. Gregory The Great (Vetrate Di Chiesa)

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
    • Church Windows: Brazilian Impressions.
    • TELARC.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major, K.485

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • Naive.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dame Sian Phillips on her love of walking

    Duration: 04:32

  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne - overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Elgar: Symphony No. 1/Cockaigne.
    • Argo.
    • 005.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Hornpipe in D Major, HWV 356

    Performer: Daniel Moult. Orchestra: London Early Opera. Conductor: Bridget Cunningham.
    • Handel At Vauxhall, Vol. 2.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • Leos Janáček

    Moravian Dances

    Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Janacek - Orchestral Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 007.
  • André Messager

    Solo de concours

    Performer: Martin Frost. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Frost and Friends.
    • Bis.
    • 008.
  • Michael Tippett

    Concerto for Double String Orchestra (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tippett.
    • Tippett Conducts Tippett.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Altdeutsches Frühlingslied, Op 86 No 6

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Nathan Berg.
    • Mendelssohn, Songs and Duets.
    • Hyperion.
    • 27.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 1

    Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • ARTE NOVA.

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