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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Wagner, Lynne Truss, Waulking songs

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

  • Johan Svendsen

    Norwegian Artists' Carnival, Op 14

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat major, K 271 - 3rd movement, Rondeau (Presto – menuetto – presto)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 18: Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsn.
    • EMI.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Comedians' Dance, from The Bartered Bride

    Music Arranger: Carlo Martelli. Ensemble: Quartetto Energie Nove.
    • DYNAMIC.
  • John Jenkins

    Air No 23 in D major, 'Newark Siege'

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Conductor: Philip Jones.
    • La Battaglia: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Decca.
    • 34.
  • Richard Wagner

    Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • George Frideric Handel

    As steals the morn (L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Singer: Mark Padmore. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • Chopin: 26 Preludes Scherzo NR. 2 - Martha Argerich.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 29.
  • Percy Grainger

    O mistress mine

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • At Twilight: Choral music by Grainger & Grieg: Polyphony, Layton.
    • Hyperion.
  • Time Traveller: Waulking the Tweed

    Duration: 01:59

  • Henry Purcell

    Hornpipe; Air No 3; How blest are the shepherds; Chaconne (King Arthur)

    Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • SONY.
  • Breabach

    Kilbowie Cottage

    • Vertical Records.
  • Kathleen MacInnes

    Alasdair Oig 'Ic 'Ic Neacail / Latha Siubhal Beinne Dhomh

    • Self-release.
  • Max Bruch

    Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra, Op 46 (Finale)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Conductor: Rory MacDonald. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
    • Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Septet in E flat major Op.20 6th movement Andante con moto alla marcia - Presto

    Ensemble: Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer.
    • Harmonie Musik.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 11.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Fair Melusine, Op 32

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio Méndez.
    • Schumann & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos.
    • LINN.
    • 4.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, K 141

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Erato.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Lynne Truss on her love of painting

    Duration: 04:32

  • Philip Wilby

    Family Portraits (Lowry Sketchbook)

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: James Watson.
    • Philip Wilby: Sacred Symphonies: Black Dyke Mills Band, California State Univers.
    • Doyen.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Overture (Sinfonia) (L'Isola disabitata, Hob.28:9)

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Solo E Pensoso.
    • Alpha.
    • 5.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Vanished Days, Op.57 no.1

    Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
    • Grieg Piano Music.
    • Quartz.
    • 23.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Recorder Concerto in C major, RV 443

    Performer: Dan Laurin. Ensemble: Drottningholms Barockensemble.
    • BIS.
  • Pedro López

    Las Perdices (Golpe)

    Performer: John Williams.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    Ubi Caritas

    Performer: Ola Gjeilo. Choir: VOCES8.
    • DECCA.
  • Claude Debussy

    La plus que lente (arr. orchestra)

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY.
  • Johanna Kinkel

    Rheinsage, Op 8 No 2

    Performer: Thomas Palm. Singer: Ingrid Schmithüsen.
    • Johanna Kinkel: Lieder.
    • cpo.
    • 31.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    32 Variations for piano in C minor, WoO.80

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Beethoven: Variations: Cedric Tiberghien.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.

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