Friday with Ian Skelly - Nadia Boulanger, Dan Snow, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. Ian's 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. This morning, an exotic Arabian adventure from Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade - The Tale of the Kalandar Prince. Other musical highlights this morning include the Christmas Eve-set Act 2 of Puccini's La Boheme, and Mozart's ballet music for Idomeneo.
1010 Our Classical Century - 100 pieces celebrating 100 key moments in classical music in the last century. bbc.co.uk/ourclassicalcentury. Kate Molleson on the composer/conductor Nadia Boulanger.
1050 The historian, writer and presenter Dan Snow talks about the books, music, art and places that inspire him. Today's influence is the film The Last of the Mohicans.
1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection.