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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Lynne Truss, Couperin, Beef Dressing

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

  • Robert Schumann

    Toccata in C major, Op 7

    Performer: Freddy Kempf.
    • Schumann: Freddy Kempf plays.
    • BIS.
    • 22.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Suite in A major, Op 98b (American) (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. Conductor: James Gaffigan.
    • Dvorak - Symphony No 6 / American Suite.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630

    Singer: Grace Davidson. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Joseph Crouch.
    • Vivaldi Handel.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 16.
  • Franz Schubert

    German Dance in G major, D 90 No 2

    Ensemble: Verdi Quartet.
    • Schubert: Complete String Quartets.
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 2.
  • François Couperin

    Les baricades mistérieuses (Pièces de clavecin, Ordre No 6)

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • La Sophie: Sophie Yates.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Johann Wilhelm Hertel

    Trumpet Concerto in D major

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Haydn, Hummel etc: Trumpet Concertos: Hardenberger/Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Brahms: Symphonies 1-4. Berliner Philharmoniker - Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Robert Schumann

    3 Romances, Op 94

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Performer: Markus Becker.
    • Music for oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais and piano: Albrecht Mayer, Markus Beck.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 001.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Sleeping Beauty.
    • Philips.
    • 007.
  • Time Traveller: Beef Dressing

    Duration: 02:15

  • John Philip Sousa

    The Thunderer

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • John Philip Sousa

    The Stars and Stripes Forever

    Ensemble: New Sousa Band. Conductor: Keith Brion.
    • DELOS.
  • Frank Bridge

    Two Entr'actes (Canzonetta)

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
    • Bridge: Orchestral Works, The Collector's Edition.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in G major, Op.1`2 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Beethoven: The Complete Music for Piano Trio, Vol. 3: Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Charlotte Bray

    Agnus Dei (a reflection on Byrd's Agnus Dei from the Mass for 5 voices)

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Lesson for organ

    Performer: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Tallis: Spem in Alium, Lamentations.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Walter Leigh

    Concertino for keyboard and strings (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • Lyrita.
  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda)

    Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd. Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu.
    • Can-Can & Other Dances from the Opera.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Lynne Truss on Joni Mitchell

    Duration: 04:42

  • Henry Cowell

    Aeolian Harp

    Performer: Alan Feinberg.
    • The American Innovator - Alan Feinberg.
    • ARGO.
    • 4.
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti

    Harp Concerto in E flat major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Margherita Bassani. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI. Conductor: Damian Iorio.
    • Pizzetti: Symphony in A Major & Harp Concerto in E-Flat Major.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Gustav Holst

    Ave Maria

    Choir: Wells Cathedral School Choralia. Conductor: Christopher Finch.
    • The Song of the Stars.
    • Naxos.
    • 003.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noon Witch, Op 108

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
  • John Sanders

    Evening on the Severn (Gloucestershire Visions)

    Singer: Susan Gritton. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Her Song.
    • Dutton Epoch.
    • 013.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Quintet in F major Op 11 No 3

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Ensemble: Les Adieux.
    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Andreas Staier Edition.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 007.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    3-part inventions No 4 in D minor, BWV 790

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Torleif Thedéen.
    • Bach Inventions & Partita.
    • Decca.
    • 023.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 104 in D major, 'London' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Haydn, 12 London Symphonies: Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles.
    • Naive.
    • 12.

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