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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Musical comedy footnotes, 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

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    November: Troika (The Seasons)

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images, L. 122: No. 2a, Ibéria. Par les rues et par les chemins

    Orchestra: Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester. Conductor: Gustavo Gimeno.
    • Debussy: La mer, Ibéria, Images & 6 Épigraphes antiques.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 201.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Director: Paul Van Nevel.
    • Utopia Triumphans.
    • Sony.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Mozart: Late Symphonies: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light divine (Birthday Ode for Queen Anne)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Performer: David Blackadder. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Eternal Light: Elin Manahan-Thomas.
    • Heliodor.
    • 2.
  • Grace Williams

    Penillion (1st mvt)

    Performer: Ray Allan. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Grace Williams: Sea Sketches; Fantasia; Carillons; Penillion.
    • Lyrita.
    • 6.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for violin & orchestra in E flat "La Tempesta di Mare"

    Performer: Andrew Manze. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Trad.

    The Carnival of Venice - Variations for Brass Quintet

    Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble: The Lighter Side.
    • Decca.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Kyrie eleison & Christie eleison from Petite Messe Solennelle

    Choir: Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Performer: Daniele Rossi. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle.
    • EMI.
    • 1-2.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Fantasia a 3 No 5

    Ensemble: Parley of Instruments.
    • Hyperion.
  • Harry Warren

    42nd Street Overture

    Orchestra: The London Theatre Orchestra.
    • 42nd Street Highlights.
    • Marathon Media International.
  • Harry Warren

    Shuffle off to Buffalo

    Performer: The London Theatre Cast & Orchestra. Lyricist: Al Dublin. Lyricist: Johnny Mercer.
    • 42nd Street Highlights.
    • Marathon Media International.
    • 9.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story Suite

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Bernstein: John Williams/Boston Pops.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Ravel - Complete Works for Solo Piano.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Representation of Chaos (The Creation)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Henry Purcell

    Come Ye Sons of Art, away (Chorus & Sound the Trumpet)

    Singer: James Bowman. Singer: Michael Chance. Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Orchestra: King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • HYPERION.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein. Ensemble: Juilliard String Quartet.
    • Leonard Bernstein plays and conducts Beethoven/Mozart/Schumann etc.
    • Sony Music.
    • 7.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Serious Doll transc Bennett

    Performer: William Bennett. Performer: Clifford Benson.
    • Encores: William Bennett and Clifford Benson.
    • Bravura.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13, 'Pathétique'

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in E Flat major, BWV 243a

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Linn Records CKD469.
    • Linn Records.
    • 25.
  • Robert Schumann

    Langsam (2nd movement) from Violin Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Joshua Bell.
    • For the Love of Brahms.
    • SONY.
    • 004.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Trio for trumpet, horn and trombone

    Performer: John Wallace. Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: David Purser. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music: The Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Let the bright seraphim (Samson)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Eternal Light: Elin Manahan-Thomas.
    • Heliodor.
    • 12.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird Suite (1945 Version): IX. Berceuse [Live]

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps & The Firebird Suite.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 311.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird Suite (1945 Version): X. Finale [Live]

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps & The Firebird Suite.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 312.

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