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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Churchillian drift

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music. Today's music includes the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, some waltzes by the "bad boy of music" George Antheil, and Nigel Kennedy playing a Bach violin concerto.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today - what would you pair with the "Fantasia on Greensleeves" by Vaughan Williams?
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Alun Withey investigates how many of Winston Churchill's famous quotations are actually by the great man himself.

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Robert Fuchs

    Quintet in E flat major Op.102 for clarinet and strings: Allegro scherzando

    Performer: Sebastian Manz. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • AVI Music.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Die Feuersbrunst (Overture)

    Orchestra: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Conductor: Manfred Huss.
    • BIS.
  • George Antheil

    Valentine Waltzes: No. 1, -

    Performer: Judy Pang.
    • Antheil: Piano Music, Vol. 1.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 601.
  • George Antheil

    Valentine Waltzes: No. 2, -

    Performer: Judy Pang.
    • Antheil: Piano Music, Vol. 1.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 602.
  • George Antheil

    Valentine Waltzes: No. 3, -

    Performer: Judy Pang.
    • Antheil: Piano Music, Vol. 1.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 603.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Qual farfalletta (Partenope)

    Singer: Amanda Forsythe. Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire. Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell.
    • Avie AV2350.
    • Avie.
    • 5.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Greensleeves

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Kennedy plays Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Romance (Suite No 2 for two pianos, Op 17)

    Performer: Peter Donohoe. Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • RACHMANINOV: Music for 2 Pianos.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Overtures: Cleveland Orchestra/Maazel.
    • I.M.P..
    • 5.
  • Time Traveller: Churchillian Drift

    Duration: 02:35

  • Gabriel Pierné

    Scherzo-Caprice in D major, Op 25

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Valse (5 Novelettes for string quartet, Op 15 No 4)

    Ensemble: St. Petersburg String Quartet.
    • Glazunov: 5 Novelettes etc: St Petersburg String Quartet.
    • Delos.
    • 4.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Greensleeves

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
    • Sony.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Butterworth/Delius: English Rhapsody: Halle, Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Seven Elegies (Turandots Frauengemach)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Busoni: Late piano music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 30 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: The Schubert Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Wedding Waltz (The Veil of the Pierrette)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Dohnanyi: The Veil of Pierrette etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 21.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    The Silver Swan

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • English and Italian Renaissance Madrigals.
    • Virgin.
    • 12.

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