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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Divided 1930s, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lynne Truss

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

  • John Foulds

    Bells at Coblentz (Holiday Sketches, Op 16)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • J Foulds, Keltic Suite: BBC Concert Orchestra/Corp.
    • Epoch.
    • 10.
  • Claude Debussy

    Piano Trio in G Major - 1st mvt 'Andantino con moto allegro'

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou. Performer: Edgar Moreau. Performer: Renaud Capuçon.
    • Debussy: Sonatas and Piano Trio.
    • Erato.
    • 11.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite (Alla marcia)

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • Sibelius: Symphony No.1, Karelia etc: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Saraste.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for Two Horns, Strings and Continuo in F Major, RV. 539

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • AVIE.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the Bumblebee (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture and Suites from the Operas: Scottish National Orch/Jar.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony: LSO/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No.8, H.16.5

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol. 7.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1-3.
  • Alexander Gretchaninov

    All Night Vigil, Op 59 No 5

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Gretchaninov: Vespers: Holst Singers, Stephen Layton.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Op 60 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Isaac Stern. Performer: Jaime Laredo. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Brahms: Piano Quartets Opp. 25, 26 & 60: Ax/Stern/Laredo/Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Time Traveller: Barbara Cartland and the Hunger Marches

    Duration: 02:28

  • György Ligeti

    Romanian Concerto

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • TELDEC.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Selbstgespräch, WoO 149

    Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wild Bears (The Wand of Youth Suite No 2)

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites No.1 & 2: New Zealand SO/Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 13.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Swan Of Tuonela

    Conductor: Paavo Berglund. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Berglund Conducts Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6.
    • LPO.
    • 8.
  • Marianna Martines

    La tempesta: Alfin fra le tempeste (Aria)

    Singer: Anna Bonitatibus. Ensemble: La Floridiana. Conductor: Nicoleta Paraschivescu.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Lynne Truss on her love of Brighton

    Duration: 04:21

  • Percy Whitlock

    Spade and Bucket Polka (Holiday Suite)

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Marco Polo.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite no. 3 in D major BWV.1068 for orchestra: Ouverture

    Ensemble: Ensemble Zefiro. Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • ARCANA.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Suite populaire espagnole arr Kochanski

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • Ravel/Falla/Schnittke/Bartok/Shankar: East meets West: Daniel Hope.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio Overture, Op 72

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Harnoncourt, COE.
    • Teldec.
    • 4.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Agnus Dei (Missa Confitebor tibi Domine)

    Ensemble: Yale Schola Cantorum. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Palestrina: Missa Confitebor Tibi Domine.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor for cello and piano, Op 94

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Anna Polonsky.
    • Alisa Weilerstein - Dvorak.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Alan Hovhaness

    Fanfare for the New Atlantis, Op. 281

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Stewart Robertson.
    • Naxos.

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