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Friday with Ian Skelly - Roxanna Panufnik, Berg's Wozzeck

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 starter is Saint-Saens's sparkling Wedding Cake Caprice-Valse. Other musical highlights this morning include tracks from a new recording of a Vivaldi opera which incorporates his own Spring from the Four Seasons, plus Zemlinsky's evocative romantic tone poem, The Mermaid.

1010 Our Classical Century - Gillian Moore looks at the fraught but ground-breaking premiere of Berg's opera Wozzeck.

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 to Philip Glass's Metamorphosis II for piano.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Clara Schumann

    Romance in B major, Op 5 No 3

    Performer: Imogen Cooper.
    • Chandos.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 1

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • NAXOS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Il Giustino - Bel riposa ... Della tua sorte

    Singer: Delphine Galou. Singer: Rahel Maas. Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Ottavio Dantone.
    • Naive.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Wedding-Cake: Caprice-Valse in A flat Major, Op.76

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS : CHSA 5162.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 20.
  • François Couperin

    Passacaille (Pièces de violes No 1)

    Performer: Paolo Pandolfo. Performer: Thomas Boysen. Performer: Markus Hünninger.
    • Couperin: Pieces de violes: Paolo Pandolfo.
    • Glossa.
    • 7.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    A Night on the Bare Mountain

    Orchestrator: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition etc.: Jansons.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 16.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Pamela Frank. Performer: Rebecca Young. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Edgar Meyer.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet/Arpeggione Sonata:Ax/Frank/Ma/Meyer/Bonney.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Our Classical Century: Gillian Keith on Berg's Wozzeck

  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour, Op 12

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Naoko Tanaka.
    • Romances: Gil Shaham/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Magnificat à 14

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.
    • Kings.
  • Bill Evans

    Waltz for Debbie

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Jean-Yves Thibaudet: Conversations with Bill Evans.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Henry Litolff

    Concerto symphonique No 4 in D minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • AVIE.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Greensleeves

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos.
  • Roxanna Panufnik on being inspired by teenagers

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major, Op 20 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Australian Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano trio in G major K.564

    Ensemble: Rautio Piano Trio.
    • WA Mozart - Piano Trios KV 502, 542 & 564.
    • RESONUS.
    • 7.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fetes (Nocturnes)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Norma (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Overtures, Preludes and Intermezzi.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Philip Glass

    Metamorphosis II

    • Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 5.
    • Grand Piano.
    • 201.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    The Mermaid

    Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • Ondine ODE1237-5.
    • Ondine.
    • 3.

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