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Monday with Ian Skelly - Rachmaninov's Moments Musicaux, Tips from a Victorian joke writer, Jessie Burton

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. Ian's guest is novelist Jessie Burton.

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 novelist Jessie Burton (“The Miniaturist”, “The Muse”) 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

  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite (Alla marcia)

    Conductor: Okko Kamu. Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Sibelius: Orchestral Works: Various orchestras and conductors.
    • Finlandia.
    • 4.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Quintet No. 60 in C Major, G. 324 "La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid": V

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Ensemble: Orquestra barroca Casa da Música.
    • À Portuguesa.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 805.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.53 in D major 'L'impériale' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • Signum.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52

    Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • Chopin: 4 Ballades, Scherzos, Mazurkas: Emanuel Ax.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 4.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Rachmaninoff: The Bells & Symphonic Dances.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 6.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Missa Regina coeli

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Palestrina - Volume 3.
    • Coro.
    • 10.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Horn Concerto, Op 58 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • British Horn Concertos: Jacob/Arnold/Bowen/Gipps/Vinter.
    • Lyrita.
    • 11.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life' (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Max Bruch

    Romance in F Major, Op. 85

    Performer: Anton Kholodenko. Orchestra: Royal Baltic Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Mats Liljefors.
    • Weber & Bruch: Works for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra.
    • Paladino Music.
    • 401.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, Kk.420

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • MIRARE.
  • Frederick Delius

    Brigg Fair

    Composer: Trad.. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • English Rhapsody: Butterworth; Delius; Grainger.
    • Halle.
    • 7-11.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O viridissima virga

    Ensemble: Gothic Voices. Director: Christopher Page.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Lasst mich allein, Op 82; Songs my mother taught me, Op 55 No 4

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Anna Polonsky.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D, K.485

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Philips.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Kallai kettos (Double dance of Kallo)

    Choir: Magyar Rádió és Televízió énekkara. Conductor: Zoltán Vásárhelyi. Orchestra: Hungarian State Orchestra.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Sevilla (Suite Espanola No 1, Op 47)

    Music Arranger: Francisco Tárrega. Music Arranger: Miguel Llobet Solés. Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
    • Leyendas.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 2.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 4

    Orchestra: Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra. Director: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • Les Caracteres de la Danse.
    • Raumklang.
    • 009.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No 1

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
  • Geoffrey Toye

    The Haunted Ballroom

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson.
    • NAXOS.
  • Robert Fayrfax

    Most clear of colour

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Robert Schumann

    Phantasy Pieces, Op. 73

    Performer: Jörg Widmann. Performer: Dénes Várjon.
    • Myrios.


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