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Friday with Ian Skelly - Life in Our New Century, Beethoven Septet Op 20, Ingrid Fliter

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. Today's starter is the last movement of Beethoven's Septet. Maybe your choice will be another work for an unusual combination of instruments, or maybe a piece of music also dedicated to Empress Maria Theresa?

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 with a beautiful duet from Handel's oratorio Theodora.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Toccata in C major, Op 7

    Performer: Freddy Kempf.
    • Schumann: Freddy Kempf plays.
    • BIS.
    • 22.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Bastien und Bastienne; Geh hin!

    Singer: Anna Lucia Richter. Singer: Alessandro Fisher. Orchestra: The Mozartists. Conductor: Ian Page.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio sonata in E flat major Op.2`11

    Ensemble: Avison Ensemble. Director: Pavlo Beznosiuk.
    • Arcangelo Corelli Opus 2 and 4: Chamber Sonatas.
    • Linn.
    • 38-40.
  • Gustav Holst

    Scherzo, H192

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, K 213

    Performer: John Williams. Music Arranger: John Williams.
    • Sony.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Septet (Op.20) in E flat major, 6th mvt; Andante con moto alla marcia - Presto

    Ensemble: Berlin Soloists.
    • Apex.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.3: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony in D minor, 'Youth'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Rachmaninoff: Symphony no.1 etc: BBC Philharmonic/Noseda.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fantaisie, Op 79

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Cafe au Lait: Sharon Bezaly/Roland Pontinen.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Overture for orchestra

    Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • CHANDOS.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Oundjian.
    • Chandos.
    • CHSA5129.
    • 4.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra - March

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.223461.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Septet in D minor, Op 74 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • CRD.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Septet in E flat major, Op.65 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Valse bohèmienne; Valse rustique (Four Characteristic Waltzes, Op 22)

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Leaper.
    • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Orchestral Works.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6-7.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)

    Singer: Anna Crookes. Singer: Clare Wilkinson. Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Monteverdi Fire and Ashes.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 12.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • LINN.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D major, BWV 1050 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini. Orchestra: Concerto Italiano.
    • J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concertos: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    Performer: Louis Armstrong. Singer: Ella Fitzgerald.
    • Verve.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon septimi toni à 8

    Performer: London Symphony Brass. Director: Eric Crees.
    • Gabrieli: Music for Brass Vol.3.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • The Fibonacci Sequence - Schubert Octet.
    • Deux-Elles.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    To thee, thou glorious son (Theodora)

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Robin Blaze. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Nicholas Kraemer.
    • BIS.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Apollo, Op 16

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Britten: Piano Concerto/Diversions/Young Apollo: Osborne/BBC SSO/Volkov.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Tarquinio Merula


    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Il Giardino Armonica: Artist Portrait.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No.8 in G major (Op.88), 4th movement Allegro

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Decca.


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The Essential Classics Playlist

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