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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Roxanna Panufnik

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Ian Skelly's guest is composer Roxanna Panufnik.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's piece is Rossini's String Sonata no.3

1010 Our Classical Century - Kate Molleson goes back to the roaring 'twenties for the British premiere of Rhapsody in Blue.

1050 Ian’s guest this week is the composer Roxanna Panufnik, who reveals the people, ideas and music 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

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Lucio Silla (Overture)

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Mozart Overtures Sir Colin Davis Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 4.
  • Arvo Pärt

    My Heart's in the Highlands

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • A Simple Song.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Gerald Finzi

    5 Bagatelles, Op 23 arr Ashmore (Prelude)

    Performer: Robert Plane. Ensemble: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Howard Griffiths.
    • Finzi: Clarinet Concertos: Robert Plane/Northern Sinfonia/Griffiths.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Amy Beach

    Danse des fleurs, Op 28 No 3

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Amy Beach: Piano Music Volume 1 - Johnson.
    • Guild.
    • 21.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    O come sei gentile

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Rebecca Outram. Ensemble: King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth.
    • Vivat.
    • 11.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    String Sonata no 3 in C major: i Allegro

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Performer: Marshall Marcus. Performer: Richard Tunnicliffe. Performer: Chi-Chi Nwanoku.
    • Rossini: String Sonatas.
    • HELIOS.
    • 7.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Debussy: Orchestral Works.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Johanna Kinkel

    Abendlied nach der Schlacht, Op 21 No 5

    Performer: Thomas Palm. Singer: Ingrid Schmithüsen.
    • Johanna Kinkel: Lieder.
    • cpo.
    • 22.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto after Sonata da Chiesa in D minor

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • Italian Concertos; Alison Balsom, Scottish Ensemble.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 20.
  • Anton Bruckner

    String Quartet in C minor (1st movement)

    Ensemble: Zehetmair Quartett.
    • Zehetmair Quartet: Beethoven / Bruckner / Harmann / Holliger.
    • ECM.
    • 5.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Bernstein/Previn/Gershwin: Great Performances.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Leos Janáček

    4 Lachian Dances: I. Starodavny, II. Pozhenany, III. Dymak, IV. Starodavny

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd.
    • Naxos.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Soirées musicales

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Britten: Young Person's Guide etc..
    • Decca.
    • 9-11.
  • William Byrd

    The Great Service (Magnificat)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 9.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto Op.8'4 RV 297 'Winter'; 1st movt

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Rondo in C minor, Op 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 6.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    5 Orchestral Pieces - No.5 Das obligate Rezitativ: Bewegte Achte!

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.1 in D major H.I/1

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • ALPHA.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No. 3 in E minor, iii. Allegro

    Orchestra: London Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Ross Pople.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hear my prayer, O Lord

    Choir: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
    • Naked Byrd two: Armonico Consort.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet Antique

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Denève.
    • Maurice Ravel - Orchestral Works Vol.2.
    • Haenssler Classic.
    • 011.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    String Quartet in E major, Op 11 No 5 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Eckart Runge. Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Rhapsody in A flat major, Op 45 No 3

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.

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