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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Dan Snow, Ravel's Mother Goose, Berg's Violin Concerto

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. His guest is historian Dan Snow.

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. bbc.co.uk/ourclassicalcentury

1050 The historian, writer and presenter Dan Snow talks about the books, music, art and places that inspire him.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Glazunov

    Alla spagnuola (5 Novelettes for string quartet, Op 15)

    Ensemble: Lyric Quartet.
    • Glazunov: Five Novelettes Op. 15, Quintet No. 5 Op. 70: Lyric Quartet.
    • Meridian.
  • Gustav Holst

    Walt Whitman Overture, Op 7

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Holst: Cotswolds Symphony.
    • Naxos.
  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Folktunes, Sz. 42: I. Parlando

    Performer: Stephen Waarts. Performer: Gabriele Carcano.
    • Bartok & Schumann.
    • Rubicon Classics.
    • 107.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No.1, 'Winter Daydreams': III. Scherzo 

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Les entretiens de la belle at de la bête (Mother Goose Suite)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Schumann

    Six Studies in Canon Form Op. 56: 1,2 & 3

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Music Arranger: Claude Debussy.
    • Live from Buenos Aires - Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1-3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 38 in D major, K 504, 'Prague' (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charle.
    • Linn.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49: I. Sinfonia

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Raphael Alpermann.
    • Bach: Dialogkantaten, BWV 32, 49 & 57.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 115.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Les entretiens de la belle at de la bête (Mother Goose Suite)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • EMI.
  • William Byrd

    Rorate coeli for 5 voices

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Puer Natus Est, Tudor Music For Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Alban Berg

    Concerto for violin and orchestra (2nd movement)

    Performer: Alina Pogostkina. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Alban Berg

    Seven Early Songs: The Nightingale

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Albert Roussel

    Divertissement, Op.6

    Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • WARNER.
  • Traditional Danish

    Ribers No. 8

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Wood Works.
    • Dacapo.
    • 5.
  • Leos Janáček

    Pohadka

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • RCA VICTOR RED SEAL.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Streams of pleasure (Theodora)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Singer: Rosemary Joshua. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel Duets: The English Concert.
    • Chaconne.
    • 4.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia, Op 26

    Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Sonata in E minor op 7

    Performer: Boris Giltburg.
    • Orchid Classics.
  • Walter Mourant

    The Pied Piper

    Performer: George MacDonald. Ensemble: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • Musical Fun & Games.
    • ASV.
    • 22.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)

    Music Arranger: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • 100 Best Ballet.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Violin Concerto in A major, D 96 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Director: Andrea Marcon.
    • Concerto Veneziano.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 13.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Trio for flute, oboe and piano

    Performer: Juliette Bausor. Performer: Daniel Bates. Performer: Simon Lepper.
    • Stone Records.
  • Gabriel Pierné

    Étude de concert, Op 13

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Missa Salisburgensis (Kyrie)

    Choir: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.

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