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