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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Psychic self-defence, Elgar Cello Concerto

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today, one of the most iconic pieces for the cello - Elgar's brooding, melancholic and powerful Cello Concerto. Other musical highlights include Stanford's sublime choral miniature The Blue Bird, and lush romanticism from Rachmaninov - the Adagio from his Symphony No.2.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Matthew Sweet seeks a bygone remedy for psychic attacks.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op 46 No 8

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Dvorak: Complete Slavonic Dances: RSNO, Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Keyboard Sonata No 90 in F sharp minor

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's Spanish Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3. The blue bird

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Music of the Spheres.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 15.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: IV. Allegro

    Conductor: Kálmán Berkes. Orchestra: Győri Filharmonikus Zenekar.
    • Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 204.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Look Lively

    Performer: Susan Tomes.
    • Loose Elbows - Susan Tomes plays the piano music of Billy Mayerl.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 6.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Heimliches Lieben, D 922

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Singer: Nancy Argenta.
    • Schubert: Songs: Nancy Argenta/Melvyn Tan.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 18.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27 (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    6 Variations on 'Mio caro Adone', K 180

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 18.
  • Time Traveller: Psychic Self Defence

    Matthew Sweet - Psychic Self Defence

  • William Vincent Wallace

    Maritana - overture

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Proinnsías Ó Duinn.
    • Naxos.
  • Nicola Matteis

    Ground after the Scotch humour

    Performer: Pamela Thorby. Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble.
    • An Excess of Pleasure & The Winged Lion: Palladian Ensemble.
    • Linn.
    • 23.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello concerto No 1 op 107: i. Allegretto

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • Inspiration.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Invitation to the Dance, Op.65

    Performer: Hamish Milne.
    • CRD.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Triomphante (Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin)

    Performer: Calefax Reed Quintet.
    • MDG.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Va pensiero (Nabucco)

    Choir: Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Voices from Heaven: Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.


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