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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Ingrid Fliter, Debussy Nocturnes, The Cathedral of Sewage

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

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 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.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Domenico Cimarosa

    Il matrimonio segreto (Overture)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Tom Poster.
    • Estrellita.
    • BIS.
    • 11.
  • Richard Heuberger

    Der Opernball, Op. 40: Midnight Bells (Arr. F. Kreisler for Violin & Piano)

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Tom Poster. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Estrellita.
    • BIS.
    • 12.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Konzertstück No 1, Op 113

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Kenneth Sillito.
    • Weber/Mendelssohn/Baermann: Meyer/Meyer/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Sill.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5-7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments Musicaux, D 784 (No 4 in C sharp minor)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Great Pianist of the 20th Century: Andras Schiff.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fetes (Nocturnes)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in alium

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo capriccio in G major, Op 129, 'Rage over a Lost Penny'

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • DG.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Running Set

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Naxos.
  • François Couperin

    Le tic-toc-choc ou Les maillotins (Ordre No 18)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud - Autograph.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 in C major, Op 39

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Elgar: Symphony no.1/Pomp and circumstance marches: Handley.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zigeunerweisen, Op 20

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Florence Price

    Songs to the Dark Virgin

    Performer: Kuang-Hao Huang. Singer: Thomas Hampson.
    • Songs from Chicago.
    • Cedille.
    • 9.
  • Florence Price

    My Dream

    Performer: Kuang-Hao Huang. Singer: Thomas Hampson.
    • Songs from Chicago.
    • Cedille.
    • 9.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La Befana (Feste Romane)

    Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Orchestral Works: Philharmonia Orch/Simon/Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
    • 21.
  • John Wilbye

    Sweet hony-sucking bees

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • English and Italian Renaissance Madrigals.
    • Virgin.
    • 7-8.
  • John Field

    Nocturne No 5 in B flat major

    Performer: Benjamin Frith.
    • NAXOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A minor, Op 34 No 2

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Chopin: The 19 Waltzes: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in A flat major, Op 46 No 3

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Brahms: Hungarian Dances &Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: Haitink.
    • Philips.
    • 13.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major K.382 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • SONY.
  • Anon.


    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Villancicos y danzas criollas 1550-1750: Hesperion XXI/Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 10.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Sextet No.1 in B Flat major, op.18 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Christoph Koncz. Performer: Marie Chilemme. Performer: Gérard Caussé. Performer: Clemens Hagen. Performer: Gautier Capuçon.
    • ERATO.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Oh those eyes

    Singer: Hannah Holgersson. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • BIS.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka (The Shrove-tide Fair)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Edward MacDowell

    Hexentanz, Op 17 No 2

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • The Piano Album: Stephen Hough.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 2 (BWV.1047) in F major

    Performer: Kati Debretzeni. Performer: Rachel Beckett. Performer: Michael Niesemann. Performer: Neil Brough. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, English Baroque Soloists.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 11.


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