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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Haydn's Cello Concerto, Threepenny Opera, Chilly Gonzales

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music presented by Ian Skelly, with guest Chilly Gonzales.

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 - 100 pieces celebrating 100 key moments in classical music in the last century.

1050 This week's guest is the Grammy-winning pianist, composer and entertainer Chilly Gonzales, who’ll be talking about the people, places and ideas that mean the most to him.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Scherzo humoristique, Op.12 no.9

    Performer: Martin Gatt. Performer: Meyrick Alexander. Performer: Melbon Mackie. Performer: John Orford.
    • Conifer.
  • Claude Debussy

    Douze Etudes: Pour les arpèges composés.

    Performer: Roger Muraro.
    • Debussy: Etudes - Messiaen: Fauvettes de l'Hérault - Concert des garrigues.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 111.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Overture, Il finto Stanislao

    Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 12/2: III. Allegro vivace

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Performer: Danny Driver.
    • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 3.
    • Rubicon Classics.
    • 3.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no 3, "Scottish" (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto No 1 in C major (1st mvt)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Haydn: Cello Concertos: Isserlis/Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Norrington.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsodie in G minor, Op 79 No 2

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms: Handel Variations: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Knut Nystedt

    Immortal Bach (Komm, süsser Tod, BWV 478)

    Choir: Det Norske Solistkor. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • Nystedt & Bach: Meins Lebens Licht.
    • BIS.
    • 17.
  • Dag Wirén

    Serenade for Strings, Op. 11

    Orchestra: Stockholm Sinfonietta. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • A Swedish Serenade.
    • BIS.
    • 1-4.
  • Kurt Weill

    The Threepenny Opera

    Performer: Lotte Lenya. Performer: Wolfgang Neuss. Performer: Erich Schellow. Performer: Wolfgang Grunert. Performer: Willy Trenk-Trebitsch. Lyricist: Bertolt Brecht. Orchestra: Sender Freies Berlin. Conductor: Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg.
    • Kurt Weill - Die Dreigroschenoper.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nicolas Economou.
    • DG.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Novelette No 1 in C major (Three Novelettes)

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Decca.
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

    Double Bass Concerto No 2 in D major (1st mvt)

    Performer: Chi-Chi Nwanoku. Conductor: Paul Goodwin. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
  • Diego José de Salazar

    Salga el torillo hosquillo

    Choir: Ex Cathedra Consort. Director: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • Fire Burning in Snow: Ex Cathedra Consort/Baroque Ensemble/Skidmore.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Domenico Cimarosa

    Le astuzie femminili - Overture no 2

    Orchestra: Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Conductor: Patrick Gallois.
    • Cimarosa: Overtures 3: Sinfonia Finandia Jyvaskyla/Gallois.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Chilly Gonzales

    Present Tense

    Performer: Chilly Gonzales.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Mozart: Essential Symphonies Vol. I: Norrington.
    • Hanssler Classics.
  • Amy Beach

    Gavotte fantastique

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Amy Beach - Piano Music Vol. 2 (The Turn of the Century).
    • Guild.
    • 021.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert Waltz No 2 in F major, Op 51

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Orfeo.
  • Richard Wagner

    Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Orchestra: Royal Opera Orchestra. Singer: Nina Stemme.
    • Wagner: Tristan and Isolde: Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Gerald Finzi


    Performer: Thomas Gould. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: *collon.
    • Decca.
  • Traditional Peruvian

    Cachua Serranita (Instrumental)

    Orchestra: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Bailar Cantando.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 20.
  • Sir George Dyson

    River Music

    Performer: Andrew Shulman. Performer: Ian Brown.
  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Peasant Songs

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Choir: Magyar Rádió és Televízió énekkara. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 1.


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