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Friday with Ian Skelly - Sakari Oramo, Royal Variety Shows, Beethoven Symphony No 9

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, conductor Sakari Oramo

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history.

1050 This week Ian’s guest is Sakari Oramo, the Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. He talks about some of the places, people and ideas that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's contemplation

3 hours

Music Played

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Sabre Dance (Gayane)

    Conductor: Aram Khachaturian. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • Legends - Khachaturian: Spartacus: Wiener Philharmoniker.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 'Gran Partita' - 3rd movement, Adagio

    Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita': Linos Ensemble.
    • Capriccio.
    • 3.
  • Leos Janáček

    Glagolitic Mass: Credo

    Singer: Stuart Neill. Singer: Jan Martiník. Choir: Pražský filharmonický sbor. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Decca.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life' (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet.
    • Sacconi Records.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral'

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Singer: Ľuba Orgonášová. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Singer: Gilles Cachemaille. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
    • Archiv.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Dresden Concerto in F major, S 231

    Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Johann David Heinichen Dresden Concerti Musica Antiqua Koln Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 8.
  • Time Traveller: Royal Variety Show by Naomi Paxton

  • Amanda Röntgen-Maier

    6 Pieces for violin and piano (no.6)

    Performer: Cecilia Zilliacus. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Amanda Maier, Volume 2.
    • db Productions.
    • 12.
  • Franz Danzi

    Wind Quintet in B flat Op.56: No.1

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • BIS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Brahms: Symphonies 1-4. Berliner Philharmoniker - Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Sakari Oramo on how music can bring the past alive

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor - 4th mvt: Burlesque

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Warner.
  • Gustav Holst

    Hammersmith Scherzo, Op 52

    Ensemble: Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Conductor: Wing Commander J.L. Wallace.
    • Holst: The Collector's Edition.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Quintet in E flat major, K 407

    Performer: Timothy Brown. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.
    • Philips.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Calmes des nuit, Op 68 No 1

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Choir: Monteverdi Choir.
    • Faure: Requiem: Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Blue bird

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • McCreesh: Silence & Music.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade in F major, Op 38

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Bergamasca (Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No 2)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances.
    • HMV.
    • 8.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Singer: Thomas Quasthoff. Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Von Otter/Quasthoff/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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