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Friday with Ian Skelly - Lynne Truss, Weber's Euryanthe, Dragon Slaying

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. This morning's starter is the overture to one of the most quintessential early Romantic operas, Weber's Euryanthe. Other musical highlights include Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Spring from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and a symphonic poem on the legend of Merlin by contemporary Italian composer Elisabetta Brusa.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Kate Romano on medieval Dragon Slayers.

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 Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dances, Op 35

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • Grieg/Svendsen: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

    Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. Performer: Nikolai Demidenko.
    • J.S.Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 02 - Ferruccio Busoni: Demidenko.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Kenneth Fuchs

    Rush: II. Morning

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Fuchs: Piano Concerto "Spiritualist".
    • Naxos.
    • 402.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in E major 'Spring'

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima.
    • Avie.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Euryanthe (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Gustav Kuhn.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Capricho arabe - serenata for guitar

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • Milos: The Guitar.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 14.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No 1 in B flat minor (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (5th mvt)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Performer: Corina Belcea-Fisher. Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Performer: Alasdair Tait. Performer: Corin Long. Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Ades: Piano Quintet & Schubert: Piano Quintet.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Thomas Morley

    Joyne hands à 6

    Ensemble: Dowland Consort. Director: Jakob Lindberg.
    • Heavenly Noyse: Download Consort/Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Graham Fitkin

    Danse Real

    Ensemble: Graham Fitkin Band.
    • GFCD.
  • Time Traveller: Dragon Slayers by Kate Romano

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 32 in G major, K 318 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Symphonies: SCO, Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E flat major, Op 117 No 1

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Marsch from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis & other orchestral works.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6-9.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto à 5 in C major, Op 7 No 2

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Performer: Hans Elhorst. Orchestra: Camerata Bern.
    • Albinoni: Concerti per Oboe.
    • Polydor.
    • 22-24.
  • Lynne Truss on her favourite film, Master and Commander

  • Luigi Boccherini

    La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid Op.30 No.6

    Performer: Richard Tognetti. Music Arranger: Richard Tognetti. Music Arranger: Christopher Gordon. Music Arranger: Iva Davies.
    • Decca.
  • Elisabetta Brusa

    Symphonic Poem, Op 20 'Merlin'

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Daniele Rustioni.
    • Naxos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    "Moonlight" Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27/2

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 14 & 29.
    • DG.
    • 5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    My love she's but a lassie yet

    Singer: James Taylor. Ensemble: Munich Piano Trio.
    • Haydn: Scottish and Welsh Songs.
    • ORFEO.
    • 24.
  • John Dowland

    Lachrimae verae

    Ensemble: Sit Fast Viol Consort.
    • Evidence EVCD034.
    • Evidence.
    • 7.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Trumpet Concerto in D major

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Iona Brown.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88 (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
    • Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.


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