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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Bernstein 100

Bernstein 100. Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus Leonard Bernstein in his own words.

Bernstein 100. Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. This morning's starter is a classic piece of late 20th Century minimalism: The Chairman Dances from John Adams's opera Nixon in China. Other musical highlights include a Bach concerto for two harpsichords, and Dukas's magical Sorcerer's Apprentice.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough on historical footnotes.

1030 As we celebrate the Bernstein 100 season on Radio 3, Ian's virtual 'guest' is Leonard Bernstein himself, this morning introducing one of his recordings of Brahms' fourth symphony

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No 2

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suites no. 1 & 2, Carmen Suite no. 1: LSO, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5-8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 2 harpschords in C Major BWV 1061 - Ist mvt: Allegro

    Orchestra: Concerto Copenhagen.
    • Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 3.
    • CPO.
    • 201.
  • Trad.

    Down by the Salley Gardens

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Music Arranger: Barry Douglas.
    • Celtic Reflections.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor

    Music Arranger: Lukáš Sommer. Ensemble: Civitas Ensemble. Ensemble: Gipsy Way Ensemble.
    • Alla zingarese.
    • Cedille.
    • 101.
  • Thomas Campion

    Never weather-beaten sail

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Hubert Parry

    Never weather beaten sail (Songs of Farewell)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Songs of Farewell.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 503.
  • John Adams

    The Chairman Dances

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
    • John Adams: The Chairman Dances: San Francisco SO, Edo de Waart.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Trio in E major, K 542 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Vienna Piano Trio.
    • Mozart: Piano Trios: Vienna Piano Trio.
    • Nimbus.
    • 5.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.
  • Ernest John Moeran

    Cello Concerto - 2nd mvt: Adagio

    Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Conductor: Norman Del Mar.
    • Chandos.
  • Time Traveller: Footnotes

    Duration: 02:35

  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold in Italy, op.16 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Berlioz: Harold en Italie.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Die Nonne, Op 9 No 12

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Sophie Daneman.
    • Mendelssohn, Songs and Duets.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Song without Words, Op 6 No 2

    Performer: Irene Barbuceanu.
    • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Klavierwerke.
    • Koch Schwann.
    • 12.
  • Michael Nyman


    Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band. Orchestra: Michael Nyman Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Nyman.
    • Argo.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    When thy sweet glances fall on me (Cypresses)

    Ensemble: Kvarteto města Prahy.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 4 in E minor - i) Allegro non troppo

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.