Monday with Ian Skelly - Siân Phillips, Midsummer, Gershwin's Summertime
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. Music includes Herbert Howell's blues-inflected anthem "Like as the hart", Alun Hoddinott's first suite of Welsh Dances and Richard Strauss's "Til Eulenspiegel" condensed for chamber group.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today we're looking for music to follow Gershwin's beautiful lullaby "Summertime".
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Dr Alun Withey on the strange history of midsummer celebrations.
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. Today Siân reminisces about her school days in Wales.