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.