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Friday with Ian Skelly - The Bartered Bride, Menhirs, Siân Phillips

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. This morning, a sparkling overture to a musical comedy - Smetana's The Bartered Bride.
Other music on the programme includes a newly unearthed discovery for clarinet and piano by Italian composer Leone Sinigaglia - his variations on a theme by Schubert. Plus, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.6 and a sublime Slow Moment by Mozart - the Larghetto from his Piano Concerto No.27
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 Played

  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Il segreto di Susanna (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Lance Friedel.
    • Naxos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Adagio in G minor, BWV 968 arr Busoni

    Performer: Nikolai Demidenko.
    • J.S.Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 02 - Ferruccio Busoni: Demidenko.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The heavens are telling (The Creation)

    Singer: Sarah Tynan. Singer: Jeremy Ovenden. Singer: Matthew Brook. Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Leone Sinigaglia

    12 Variations on a theme of Schubert

    • Italian Clarinet Treasures.
    • Naxos.
    • 1201.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Festival Scherzo for piano and strings

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble. Conductor: Robert Salter.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in E flat major, WoO 38 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Anthony Marwood. Performer: Richard Lester. Performer: Susan Tomes. Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Beethoven: The Complete Music for Piano Trio, Vol. 3: Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051

    Orchestra: Concerto Italiano. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos: Concerto Italiano.
    • Naive.
    • 8.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Supraphon.
  • Time Traveller: Menhirs by Peter Mackay

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in D major, Wq.183 No.1

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Traditional Irish

    The Lark in the Clear Air

    Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • Chandos.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden Suite)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Overture and Suites from the Operas.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Tchaikovsky 1812 - Borodin - Glinka - And More - Kirov Orchestra - Gergiev.
    • Phillips.
    • 1.
  • John Dowland

    Lachrimae Pavan

    Music Arranger: Thomas Morley. Ensemble: Dowland Consort. Director: Jakob Lindberg.
    • Heavenly Noyse: Download Consort/Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
    • 21.
  • Sian Phillips on her love of gardening

  • Florence Price

    The Deserted garden

    Performer: Laura Kobayashi. Performer: Susan Keith Gray.
    • Feminissimo! Women Playing Music by Women.
    • Albany.
    • 6.
  • George Gershwin

    Cuban Overture

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Ignaz Moscheles

    Concertante in F major for flute, oboe and orchestra

    Performer: Aurèle Nicolet. Performer: Heinz Holliger. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eliahu Inbal.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Judith Weir

    Bessie Bell and Mary Gray (Scotch Minstrelsy)

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Andrew Kennedy.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Henry Purcell

    Moonlight on the Green - Scotch Tune

    Composer: James Oswald. Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • Purcell's Revenge - Sweeter Than Roses?.
    • Delphian.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major, K 595 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos 20, K466 & 27, K595; Mitsuko Uchida, The Cleveland Orche.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rompo i Iacci from Flavio, Re Di Longobardi

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Orchestra: Artaserse Ensemble.
    • The Handel Album.
    • Erato.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 7 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • DG.


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