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Friday with Ian Skelly - Stephen Mangan, Kreisler Prelude and Allegro, Fake news

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, actor Stephen Mangan.

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

0915 New releases featuring music by Gesualdo and Rameau

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. The starter today is Kreisler's Prelude and Allegro, which he originally ascribed to the 18th century Italian composer Gaetano Pugnani. Today's programme also includes Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Teodor Currentzis with a bold take on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Luciano Berio arranging the music of Brahms.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today Bob Nicholson introduces the compulsive 19th century fraudster Viscount Percy Vernon Gordon de Montgomery.

1050 This week Ian’s guest is the actor Stephen Mangan, best known for his roles in “Green Wing”, “I’m Alan Partridge” and “Episodes”, and recently BBC television’s “The Split”. He talks about some of the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's contemplation with chamber music by Franz Schubert.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Folk Festival (The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A minor, K 511

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Joyeuse Marche

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chabrier: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Tristis est anima mea (Tenebrae responses for Maundy Thursday)

    Ensemble: Les Cris de Paris. Conductor: Geoffroy Jourdain.
    • Melancholia.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 16.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Prologue: Overture (Dardanus Suite)

    Orchestra: Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Barthold Kuijken.
    • The Lully Effect.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Gaetano Pugnani

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: John Lenehan.
    • Partners in Time: Tasmin Little, John Lenehan.
    • Bis.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Dances from Estancia, Op 8a

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sarabande & Gigue arr. for 2 guitars (English Suite No 4 in F major, BWV 809)

    Music Arranger: Goran Krivokapić. Music Arranger: Danijel Cerović. Ensemble: Montenegrin Guitar Duo.
    • Bach: English Suites Nos. 4-6 (Arr. for 2 Guitars).
    • Naxos.
    • 104.
  • Richard Strauss

    Wiegenlied, Op 41 No 1

    Singer: Anne Schwanewilms. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • R. Strauss: Don Juan; Lieder; Macbeth.
    • Halle.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in E flat major, Op.1`1 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Peter Cropper. Performer: Moray Welsh. Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • Beethoven Piano Trios.
    • Sonimage.
    • 002.
  • Time Traveller: Fake News by Bob Nicholson

    Duration: 02:09

  • Bernard Herrmann

    Citizen Kane (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • Decca.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Lord Salisbury's Pavane & Galliard

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
  • Robert Schumann

    The Bride of Messina, Op 100

    Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Heinz Holliger.
    • AUDITE.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Le Bal de Beatrice d'Este (6th mvt)

    Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • Salute to France.
    • Music and Arts Programs of America.
    • 6.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Ring - An Orchestral Adventure

    Music Arranger: Henk de Vlieger. Orchestra: Baltic Sea Philharmonic. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
    • Sony : 88985360682.
    • Sony.
    • 14.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Stephen Mangan on "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn

    Duration: 05:02

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Laudate Dominum Secondo (Selva morale e spirituale)

    Choir: Cantus Cölln. Ensemble: Concerto Palatino. Conductor: Konrad Junghänel.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: MusicAeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto / Stravinsky: Les Noces.
    • Sony.
    • 3.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    Les heures claires (Le ciel en nuit s'est déplié)

    Performer: Angela Gassenhuber. Singer: Melinda Paulsen.
    • Trouba Disk.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in E major, Wq 182 No 6

    Orchestra: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. Director: Wolfram Christ.
    • C.P.E. Bach - Hamburger Sinfonien WQ.182.
    • Hanssler Classic.
    • 16-18.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D 803 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jörg Widmann. Performer: Dag Jensen. Performer: Sybille Mahni. Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Veronika Eberle. Performer: Rachel Roberts. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Yasunori Kawahara.
    • Schubert Widmann Octets.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 2.
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger

    Risselty rosselty

    Ensemble: Schönberg Ensemble. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Kate Loder

    12 Studies - Book 2, No 1 in C major

    Performer: Ian Hobson.
    • Toccata Classics.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata in F minor for clarinet and orchestra, Op 120 No 1 (4th mvt)

    Music Arranger: Luciano Berio. Performer: Fausto Ghiazza. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Berio – Orchestral transcriptions - Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 11.


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