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Friday with Ian Skelly - Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Children's Games

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
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1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history.

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Turandot: Overture

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • BIS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia in E flat major, RV 130, 'Sonata al Santo Sepolcro'

    Ensemble: Arte dei Suonatori.
    • Vivaldi: Concertos for Strings: Arte dei Suonartori.
    • Bis.
    • 3-4.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Concerto for Violin, Horn & Orchestra in A Major: II. Elegy (In Memoriam)

    Performer: Thomas Albertus Irnberger. Performer: Milena Viotti. Orchestra: Vienna Konzertverein Orchestra. Conductor: Doron Salomon.
    • EntArteOpera Festival: Concerto for Violin & Double Concertos.
    • Gramola Records.
    • 2.
  • Gustav Holst

    March (A Moorside Suite)

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Garry Cutt.
    • Brass From The Masters Vol. 2: Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Major Peter Cutts & Gar.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Leó Weiner

    Hungarian Folk Dance Suite, Op 18 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Bartok, Weiner, Enescu: Philharmonia Orchestra, RSNO< Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande valse brillante in E flat major, Op 18

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • Chopin: Complete Waltzes.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Ave maris stella

    Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Martin Baker.
    • James Macmillan: Tenebrae Responsories: Westminster Cathedral Choir/Baker.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical'

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Alberto Zedda.
    • Prokofiev/Debussy/Milhaud: Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Zedda.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Romance in B flat major for violin and piano, Op 28

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Florent Boffard.
    • Faure: Violin sonatas: Isabelle Faust/Florent Boffard.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Time Traveller: Children's Games

    Duration: 02:35

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Notturno in B major, Op 40

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for 3 Horns and Violin in D Major, TWV 54:D2

    Performer: Erwin Wieringa. Performer: Miroslav Rovensky. Performer: Gijs Laceulle. Performer: Georg Kallweit. Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 23-25.
  • Claude Debussy

    Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses (Preludes, Book 2)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.1: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 16.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Boréades - Act 4, Sc 4, Entrée de Polymnie

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 25 in C major, K503 (3rd mvt, Allegretto)

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos.
    • LINN.
    • 006.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Performer: Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Warner.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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