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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - The last drop, Mendelssohn's Wedding March, Ruth Padel

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly.
With guest, poet, novelist and author Ruth Padel.

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 poet, novelist and author Ruth Padel, who reveals the people, places and ideas that have inspired her throughout her life and career.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Polonaise in E flat major, B100

    Conductor: Antal Doráti. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances etc.: RPO/Detroit SO/Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 15.
  • Granville Bantock

    Hamabdil, Hebrew melody

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • British works for cello and piano, vol.1: Paul Watkins/Huw Watkins.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    24 Caprices, Op. 1, MS 25 (Arr. M. Skoryk for Orchestra): No. 24 in A Minor. Tem

    Composer: Myroslav Skoryk. Orchestra: Lviv International Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Zemtsov.
    • Paganini: 24 Caprices, Op. 1, MS 25 (Arr. M. Skoryk for Orchestra).
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 124.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A D.951 'Grand Rondeau'

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • DG.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Allegro for Clarinet and String Quartet in B Flat Major

    Orchestrator: Robert Levin. Performer: Martin Fröst. Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Boris Brovtsyn. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Torleif Thedéen.
    • Mozart - Clarinet Concerto; Kegelstatt Trio - Martin Fröst.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Nisi Dominus HWV 238

    Singer: Diana Montague. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Singer: Simon Birchall. Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Orchestra: Orchestra of Westminster Abbey. Director: Simon Preston.
    • Archiv.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Max Reger

    Scherzo (Romantic Suite arr for ensemble)

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Lyon Opera Soloists.
    • Schoenberg: Kaiserwalzer and other Transcriptions: Soliste de l'Opera National d.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • York Bowen

    Three Serious Dances, Op 51 (No 2)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Johann Adam Hiller

    Die Jagd (Overture)

    Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • Blomstedt 1998-2005 in Leipzig: Blomstedt/Gewandhaus orchestra.
    • Querstand Records.
  • Hubert Parry

    The Birds: Bridal March

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Lyrita.
  • Derek Bourgeois

    Serenade, Op 22

    Ensemble: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Michael Antrobus.
    • Chandos.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quartet in E minor, TWV 43:E2 (Tafelmusik 3, No 2)

    Performer: Karl Kaiser. Performer: Petra Müllejans. Performer: Stefan Mühleisen. Performer: Hille Perle. Performer: Lee Santata. Performer: Torsten Johann.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • ZIG ZAG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and fugue (Das Wohl...Klavier, bk.1 no.10) in e BWV.855: Prelude

    Performer: Brad Mehldau.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Brad Mehldau

    After Bach: Flux

    Performer: Brad Mehldau.
    • NONESUCH.
  • William Walton

    Henry V - Suite

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • DECCA : 448 134 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 11.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Piano Concerto (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Performer: Igor Gruppman. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Doreen Carwithen. Work incl. Overture (ODTAA), Suffolk suite and others.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Bassoon Concerto in F major arr for trumpet (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sergei Nakariakov. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras. Conductor: Saulius Sondeckis.
    • Echoes from the Past: Nakariakov/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra/Sondeckis.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6 (Lyric Pieces)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud: Autograph.
    • Erato.
    • 7.
  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Overture (L'amore medico - opera)

    Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Chandos.

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