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Monday with Ian Skelly - Walton, Lynne Truss, Seances in WW1

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music plus this week's guest, writer Lynne Truss.

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 Ian's guest this week is the writer and broadcaster Lynne Truss, author of the best-selling "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation." She'll be talking about the art, film, people and places that have inspired her over the years.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Joseph Haydn

    The Unexpected Encounter (Overture)

    Orchestra: Collegium Musicum Basel. Conductor: Kevin Griffiths.
    • Romberg, Mozart & Haydn: Orchestral Works.
    • CPO.
    • 8.
  • Max Bruch

    8 Pieces Op.83 No.1

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Lise Berthaud. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • William Byrd

    Rorate coeli for 5 voices

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Puer Natus Est, Tudor Music For Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos: Concerto Italiano.
    • Naive.
    • 11.
  • William Walton

    Crown Imperial

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Walton: The Centenary Edition: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Litton.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet no.2 in G, Op.18/2 - iii) Scherzo

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo à la russe

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Music Arranger: Victor Staub. Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Fantasia.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 012.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Konzertstück No 1, Op 113

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Kenneth Sillito.
    • EMI.
  • Time Traveller: Seances

    Duration: 02:33

  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Butterflying

    Performer: Nicola Sweeney. Performer: Sarah Nicolls.
    • Kats-Chernin: Ragtime and Blue.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 13.
  • Richard Addinsell

    Blithe Sprit (Waltz Theme arr Isaacs)

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn.
    • Music of Richard Addinsell.
    • ASV.
    • 4.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira No 5

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Ensemble: New World Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • RCA.
    • 5-6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    O taste and see

    Choir: The Choir of Canterbury Cathedral. Performer: David Flood. Conductor: Allan Wicks.
    • The World of Vaughan Williams.
    • Decca.
    • 13.
  • Eric Coates

    London Suite: III. Knightsbridge (March)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • The Essential British Light Music Collection.
    • Classic FM.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale-Prelude 'Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist', BWV 667 transc Busoni

    Performer: Nikolai Demidenko.
    • J.S.Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 02 - Ferruccio Busoni: Demidenko.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Giuseppe Sarti

    Now the powers of heaven

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Lynne Truss on Julia Margaret Cameron

    Duration: 04:38

  • Benjamin Britten

    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Nocturne)

    Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Singer: Peter Pears. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Britten: Serenade; Les Illuminations; Nocturne.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Henry Purcell

    Suite in G major

    Ensemble: London Baroque.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Romance lyrique

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • Zoltan Kodaly, Sonata for solo cello: Clein / Drake.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides, Op 26

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mendelssohn Overturen London Symphony Orchestra Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Valse romantique, op 115

    Performer: Peter Jacobs.
    • Chaminade: Piano Music - 1, Peter Jacobs.
    • Helios.
    • 16.
  • Sylvius Leopold Weiss

    Ciacona (Chiesa Suite 8)

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf.
    • BIS.
    • 32.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Dvorak: Symphony No. 5, Scherzo Capriccioso etc..
    • EMI.
    • 6.

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