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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Ruth Padel, Bartok's Dance Suite, Dry stone walls

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

  • Eduard Kuenneke

    Dance Suite for jazz band and large orchestra, Op 26

    Conductor: Ernst Theis. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • CPO.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Suite from Bach's Partita, BWV.1006

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • DG.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Roses from the South, Op 388

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Linos Ensemble. Performer: Ryoko Morooka.
    • Capriccio.
  • Enrique Granados

    La maja de Goya arr for guitar

    Performer: Carlos Bonell.
    • The Private Collection: Carlos Bonell.
    • Upbeat Classics.
  • Béla Bartók

    Dance Suite

    Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Hungaroton.
  • Amy Beach

    Dreaming (Four Sketches, Op 15)

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Guild.
  • George Enescu

    Aria and Scherzino

    Performer: Remus Azoitei. Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble of London.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Bard Op.64

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • ERATO.
  • Frederick Delius

    Aquarelle No 1 for string orchestra

    Music Arranger: Eric Fenby. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Julian Lloyd Webber.
    • Naxos.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    Land of the Mountain and the Flood

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • Chandos.
  • Frederick Delius

    Aquarelle No 2 for string orchestra

    Music Arranger: Eric Fenby. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Julian Lloyd Webber.
    • Naxos.
  • Alessandro Stradella

    Sinfonia No 1 in C major

    Ensemble: Ensemble Arte Musica.
    • Brilliant Classics.
  • Muzio Clementi

    Keyboard Sonata in D major, Op 10 No 2

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Belkis, Queen of Sheba

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire. Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Tabea Zimmermann. Performer: Mischa Maisky. Performer: Georg Hörtnagel. Performer: Eduard Brunner. Performer: Irena Grafenauer. Performer: Edith Salmen-Weber.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in E flat major for wind octet, K 375

    Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Wind Soloists. Conductor: Alexander Schneider.
    • ASV.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in E major, K 380

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Yuja Wang: Transformation.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Benedetto Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in C minor transc for trumpet (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • Italian Concertos; Alison Balsom, Scottish Ensemble.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • George Gershwin

    Variations on 'I got rhythm'

    Performer: Lincoln Mayorga. Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • Gershwin by Grofe: Harmonie Ensemble, New York.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Mi chiamano Mimi (La bohème)

    Singer: Barbara Hendricks. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: James Conlon.
    • Puccini's Heroines: The Power of Love.
    • Warner.
    • 4.
  • Ambroise Thomas

    Mignon (Overture)

    Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • French Bonbons: BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.


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