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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Handel's Dixit Dominus, Ingrid Fliter, Mary Benson

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. Handel's opening chorus from Dixit Dominus is today's featured music.

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, and today with Poulenc's flute sonata.

Other music in the programme includes Kodaly's Dances of Galanta, part of Schumann's Piano Quartet and the final movement of Janacek's Sinfonietta.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo a la Russe

    Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Franz Liszt

    Transcendental Study No 5 in B flat major, 'Feux-follets'

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Liszt: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Naive.
    • 9.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture: Ruy Blas, Op. 95

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 1-5, Overtures, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    • Lso Live.
    • 103.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Queen of Spades: Ya vas lyublyu - I love you beyond measure

    Singer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Orchestra: Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Wiener Staatsoper Live: Arias of Bellini, Rossini, Tchaikovsky & Verdi.
    • Orfeo.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dixit Dominus Domino meo (Dixit Dominus)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Richard Strauss

    Schlagobers Suite op.70: Dance of the small pralines

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, K 9, 'Pastorale'

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • Scarlatti: Sonatas.
    • Warner Apex.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Galanta

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Kodaly: Psalmus hungaricus, Marosszék Dances, Galánta Dances: Fischer.
    • Hungaroton.
    • 3.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major for violin and 2 cellos, RV 561

    Performer: Enrico Onofri. Performer: Christophe Coin. Performer: Paolo Beschi. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Vivaldi "Il Proteo".
    • TELDEC.
    • 13-15.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Ballet and Final Tableau)

    Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • NAXOS.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)

    Ensemble: Cantus Cölln. Ensemble: Concerto Palatino. Director: Konrad Junghänel.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • Chopin: Waltzes: Ingrid Fliter.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Ordo virtutum

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • George Gershwin

    Promenade (Walking the Dog)

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic.
    • CBS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Première rhapsodie

    Performer: Franklin Cohen. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Debussy: Nocturnes/La Mer/Jeux: Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Gloria (Messa di Gloria)

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Puccini: Messa di Gloria, etc..
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Frank Bridge

    Fantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.
  • Henry Purcell

    Curtain Tune (Timon of Athens)

    Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Flute Sonata (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Andrew West.
    • L'Album des Six: The complete works of The Six for flute and piano.
    • Hyperion.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Overture on Hebrew Themes

    Ensemble: Berlin Soloists.
    • Prokofiev: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Vol. 4 - Instrumental & Chamber.
    • Warner.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Dixit Dominus (Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339)

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Singer: Ruth Massey. Singer: Mark Dobell. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • Mozart: Vespers and Faure: Requiem.
    • Coro.
    • 2.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Town Hall, Brno (Sinfonietta)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Great Orchestral Showpieces, Vol.1.
    • Philips.
    • 5.

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