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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Lenny Henry, Schubert's An die Musik

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Presented by Ian Skelly with guest Lenny Henry.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - the first of 100 pieces celebrating 100 key moments in classical music in the last century. This morning, Kate Molleson travels back to 1920 and the premiere of Stravinsky's neoclassical ballet Pulcinella.
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1050 As the BBC launches Our Classical Century our guest this week is Lenny Henry, who talks about his music discoveries and the cultural icons that inspire him.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Rossini: Overtures: London Symphony Orchestra/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Blessed is the man (All-Night Vigil, Op 37)

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • ONDINE.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in G major, HWV 319

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Musik, D 547

    Singer: Felicity Lott. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Felicity Lott sings Schubert.
    • I.M.P. Classics.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: André Cluytens.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Sulpitia Cesis

    Parvulus filius

    Ensemble: Capella Artemisia. Director: Candace Smith.
    • Tactus.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No 14 in C major, H XVI 3

    Performer: John McCabe.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sanctus (Mass in B minor, BWV 232)

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players. Director: John Butt.
    • J. S. Bach, Mass in B minor: Dunedin Consort and Players.
    • Linn.
    • 10.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella Suite (Tarentella and Toccata)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella (Overture)

    Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Dumbarton Oaks: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra/Hogwood.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella Suite: Minuetto & Finale

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
    • MDG.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Toccata (Organ Symphony No 5 in F minor, Op 42)

    Performer: Carlo Curley.
    • Organ Favourites: Carlo Curley.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Fair Melusine, Op 32

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio Méndez.
    • Schumann & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos.
    • LINN.
    • 4.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music for a while (Oedipus)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 13.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Clifford Benson. Performer: Marcia Crayford. Performer: Brian Hawkins. Performer: Christopher van Kampen. Performer: Rodney Slatford. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet, Notturno; Nash Ensemble.
    • CRD.
    • 2.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Salon Polka No 3 in A flat major

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • WARNER.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Solomon (12 Years a Slave)

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Hans Zimmer.
    • 12 Years a Slave (Music from and inspired by).
    • Columbia.
    • 11.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite in E flat major for military band, Op 28 No 1

    Orchestra: Dallas Winds. Conductor: Howard Dunn.
    • Holst: Hammersmith and Suites: Dallas Wind Symphony.
    • Reference Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Alessandro Striggio

    Mass (Ecco Si Beata Giorno): Credo

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Conductor: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Striggio: Missa Ecco si Beato Giorno, etc..
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Bordel 1900 (L'histoire du tango)

    Performer: Judith Hall. Performer: Tim Walker.
    • Habanera! Judith Hall (flute) & Tim Walker (Guitar).
    • Collins Classics.
    • 16.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E flat major, Op 119 No 4

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 13.
  • Aaron Copland

    Quiet City

    Performer: Tim Morrison. Performer: Laurence Thorstenberg. Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra.
    • Copland: The Copland Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8.
  • György Ligeti

    Six Bagatelles for wind quintet (No 1; No 3; No 4)

    Ensemble: Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet.
    • EMI.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: La Scala Orchestra, Milan. Conductor: Victor de Sabata.
    • Vissi d'Arte: The Puccini Love Songs: Maria Callas.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Sonata No 30 in C major, K 403

    Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • Philips.

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