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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Gyles Brandreth, Balloons, Beethoven

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, Gyles Brandreth.

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 This week Ian's guest is the writer, broadcaster, and former MP, Gyles Brandreth, who talks about some of the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 4, BWV 1069, G major version (Réjouissance)

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Bach: Works for Orchestra: The English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 17.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ständchen, D 889

    Performer: Geoffrey Parsons. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
    • Schubert: Lieder: Barbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons.
    • Teldec.
    • 13.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella's Waltz; Midnight (Cinderella Suite No 1)

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Prokofiev: Cinderella; Romeo and Juliet.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 8.
  • Carl Czerny

    Bolero (Trio brillant in A major, Op 211)

    Performer: Sun-Young Shin. Performer: Benjamin Hayek. Performer: Samuel Gingher.
    • Czerny: Piano Trios.
    • Naxos.
    • 203.
  • Ferenc Farkas

    Romanian Folk Dances from Bihar County

    Performer: András Adorján. Performer: Viktória Herencsár. Orchestra: Liszt Ferenc Kamarazenekar. Conductor: János Rolla.
    • Toccata Classics.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan - overture Op.62

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Trio sonata in F major for two violins and continuo, Op.2 No.5

    Ensemble: London Baroque.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • 100 Best Relaxing Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 17.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major, K 361, 'Gran Partita' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita': Linos Ensemble.
    • Capriccio.
    • 4.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Pas de deux)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Time Traveller: Balloonomania by Kate Romano

  • John Adams

    Grand Pianola Music (Part II 'On the dominant divide')

    Performer: Orli Shaham. Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Ensemble: Synergy Vocals. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • John Adams: Absolute Jest / Grand Pianola Music.
    • San Francisco Symphony.
    • 9.
  • Felice Anerio

    Litania Deiparae Virginis Mariae

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.
    • CORO.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La forza del destino (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Claudio Abbado: Verdi Overtures.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Sonata in B flat major, Op 5 No 11

    Performer: Frans Brüggen. Performer: Anner Bylsma. Performer: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • RCA.
  • Gyles Brandreth on his love of Lewis Carroll

  • Joby Talbot

    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - suite)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Austin.
    • Signum.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • Brahms - Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    7 Anniversaries For Piano

    Performer: Andrew Cooperstock.
    • BRIDGE : 9485A.
    • BRIDGE.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    What's the use (from Candide)

    Singer: Christa Ludwig. Singer: Nicolai Gedda. Singer: Kurt Ollmann. Singer: John Treleaven. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trumpet Concert in E flat major, H VIIe 1

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Haydn, Hummel etc: Trumpet Concertos: Alison Balsom.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    O tu, Andrzej (Memories of my Father)

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Cello Sonata No 2 in D major, Op 58 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Melvyn Tan.
    • Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano: Isserlis/Tan.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 15.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Symphony in F sharp minor, Op 41 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland‐Pfalz. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • Dora Pejacevic Symphony.
    • CPO.
    • 004.


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