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Monday with Ian Skelly - Rachmaninov Prelude Op 3.2, Ingrid Fliter, Evil May Day

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music. Today's music includes Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb", music by the daughter of Lucrezia Borgia, and a description of an opulent dinner from Richard Strauss's "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme".

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. What would you pair with Rachmaninov's famous C sharp minor prelude?

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Nandini Das on power play in 16th century London.

1050 Ian’s guest this week is the Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter, one of the world’s most exciting interpreters of the music of Chopin. She talks about the people, places and ideas that interest and influence her.
Today she talks about her love of painting.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Valse arr for orchestra (Faust)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Barcarole - Favourite Orchestral Pieces.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Suor Leonora d'Este

    Angeli archangeli troni

    Ensemble: Musica Secreta. Choir: Celestial Sirens. Director: Laurie Stras. Director: Deborah Roberts.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C Minor: II. Andante con moto

    Orchestra: Orchestre National d'Île de France. Conductor: Enrique Mazzola.
    • Beethoven: Concerto pour piano No. 1 & Symphonie No. 5.
    • NoMadMusic.
    • 302.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Trio Sonata in G major, Op 1 No 2, BuxWV 253

    Performer: Ton Koopman. Performer: Catherine Manson. Performer: Paolo Pandolfo.
    • Challenge Classics.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    5 Morceaux de fantaisie for piano (Op.3): no.2; Prelude in C sharp minor

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Rachmaninov: Preludes Moments musicaux: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Erato.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in G minor, K 516 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Philip Dukes. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Mozart: String Quintets; Nash Ensemble, Philip Dukes.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in A Minor, RCT 5 (Arr. R. Hekkema for Reed Quintet): I. Allemande

    Composer: Raaf Hekkema. Ensemble: Vienna Reed Quintet.
    • 4 Woods + 1 Sax Play Rameau, Mozart & Ravel.
    • Naxos.
    • 201.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Dvorak: Legends: Prague Waltzes: Buadapest festival Orchestra / Ivan Fischer.
    • Phillips.
    • 16.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2 (Morceaux de fantaisie)

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Rachmaninov: Preludes Moments musicaux: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Erato.
  • Leo Brouwer

    Concerto Elegiaco (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Julian Bream. Orchestra: RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Leo Brouwer.
    • Julian Bream: Works by Brouwer and Rodrigo.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Terpsichore: Suite de voltes

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Conductor: David Munrow.
    • EMI.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Romantic Intermezzo, Op 69

    Orchestra: Philharmonia of Russia. Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky.
    • NAXOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in D major Op.3`6

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3: English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner.
    • Apex.
    • 10.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in G major op 37 no 2

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • LINN.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Rejoice in the Lamb

    Performer: Iain Farrington. Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Christopher Robinson.
    • Britten: Rejoice The Lamb, Hymn to St. Cecilia: Choir of St John's College, Camb.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Steve Reich

    Nagoya Marimbas

    Ensemble: Third Coast Percussion.
    • CEDILLE.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    November: In the Troika (The Seasons, Op 37b)

    Performer: Denis Matsuev.
    • Denis Matsuev: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Scherzo in A minor, Op 81`2

    Ensemble: Quatuor Arod.
    • Erato.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony No.3, Op.27 'Sinfonia Espansiva' (2nd mvt)

    Singer: Anu Komsi. Singer: Karl-Magnus Fredriksson. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Joseph Fux

    Rondeau à 7 in C major

    Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Fux: Serenada/Rondeau/Sonata a Quattro: Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt.
    • 1.
  • Richard Strauss

    Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite, Op. 60, TrV 228c: IX. Das Diner: Tafelmusik und

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • R. Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite & Ariadne auf Naxos, Symphony-suite.
    • Naxos.
    • 109.


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