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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Fleet weddings, Jessie Burton, Ravel Vallée des cloches

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. Today's offering is Percy Grainger's orchestration of Ravel's La Vallee des cloches

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 with the Elegy from John Ireland's Downland Suite.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Karl Goldmark

    Scherzo in E Minor, Op. 19

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fabrice Bollon.
    • Goldmark: Symphonic Poems, Vol. 1.
    • CPO.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Für Elise'

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Beethoven: Bagatelles: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
    • 30.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 418

    Performer: Christophe Coin. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Christopher Hogwood.
    • 6 Cello Concertos (The Academy of Ancient Music, feat. cello: Christophe Coin, c.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 7-9.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Viola Sonata: II. Vivace

    Performer: Ellen Nisbeth. Ensemble: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Let Beauty Awake.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • John Dowland

    Book of Songs, Book 1: Dear, if you change, I'll never choose again

    Performer: David Miller. Singer: Grace Davidson.
    • Dowland: First Booke of Songesor Ayres.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 7.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La vallée des cloches

    Orchestrator: Percy Grainger. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Percy Grainger In a Nutshell.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No 2 transc for piano

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Te Deum in C major, H XXIIIc 2

    Choir: The English Concert Choir. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Haydn: Nelson Mass, Te Deum: The English Concert, Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 12-14.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple Symphony (Playful pizzicato)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • Benjamin Britten: Temporal Variations: Northern Sinfonia, Daniel, Wyn-Rogers, Du.
    • Collins Digital.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quartet in G major for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo, TWV 43 G6

    Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • Telemann: Overtures, Sonatas, Concertos: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • MDG.
    • 16.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Married Beau, or The Curious Impertinent, Z. 603 - Hornpipe

    Ensemble: Aradia Ensemble. Director: Kevin Mallon.
    • Naxos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music (Op.61), no.9; Wedding march

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Night-Ride and Sunrise, Op 55

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Horst Stein.
    • Decca.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Cathedrale engloutie (Preludes Bk I, no. 10)

    Music Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • Decca.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Jubilate Deo

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Orchestra: La Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • The Sacred Flame: The Cambridge Singers / Rutter.
    • Collegium.
    • 1.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romance, Op 22 No 1

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • DG.
  • Manuel Ponce

    Scherzino mexicano

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • Milos: Latino.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Capriccio espagnol, Op.34

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ataúlfo Argenta.
    • Decca.
  • Albert Ketèlbey

    Bells across the Meadows

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in G major, D 887 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Schubert: String quartet etc: Takacs Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite (Elegy)

    Ensemble: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Major Peter Parkes.
    • 150 Years Of the John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 10.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O Ecclesia

    Choir: Gothic Voices. Director: Christopher Page.
    • Hyperion.
  • Percy Grainger

    Blithe Bells

    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Hyperion.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Offenbach/Saint-Saens/Dukas: Gaite Parisienne etc: Maazel.
    • CBS.
    • 3.


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