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Monday with Ian Skelly - Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra

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Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. With what would you follow Poulenc's spiky Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra?

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Also on the bill of fare is music by Vivaldi, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn.

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Georges Bizet

    Caprice in C major

    Performer: Julia Severus.
    • Naxos.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un matin de printemps

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Boulanger: Faust Et Helene Etc. - Soloists/CBSC/BBC Phil./Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quintet in E flat for piano & winds, K. 452: i) Largo - Allegro moderato

    Ensemble: Ensemble Dialoghi.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Fugal Overture, Op 40 No 1

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Holst: Egdon Heath/Hammersmith etc: LSO/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Piano Trio in D minor, Op 11 - Finale: Allegretto moderato

    Ensemble: Clementi-Trio Köln.
    • Largo.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto in D minor for two pianos (1st mvt)

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Performer: Hélène Mercier. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Russian Overture, Op 72

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Walter Weller.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in C major, RV 82

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Performer: Ophira Zakai. Performer: Patrick Sepec.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Time Traveller: Grotters Day

    Duration: 02:27

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    French Suite No.6 in E major, BWV817

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • DG.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les Biches: Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Kazuki Yamada.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zigeunerweisen, Op 20

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Amy Beach

    Danse des fleurs, Op 28 No 3

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Amy Beach: Piano Music Volume 1 - Johnson.
    • Guild.
    • 21.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: George Szell.
    • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer night's dream: Szell.
    • Philips.
    • 5.

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Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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