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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Ian Bostridge, Dvorak's Rondo in G minor, the secret language of stamps

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. Plus guest, the tenor Ian Bostridge.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Time Traveller - a quirky slice of history.

1050 The acclaimed English tenor Ian Bostridge talks about the people, ideas and music that have inspired him throughout his career.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    December: Christmas (The Seasons, Op 37b arr Gauk)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Psalm 24

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor (Finale)

    Performer: Nikolaj Znaider. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Bruch/Nielsen: Violin Concertos: Nikolaj Znaider.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Robert Schumann

    Toccata in C major, Op 7

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: IV. Allegro con spirito

    Conductor: Johannes Klumpp. Orchestra: Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 13, 16, 29 & 40.
    • Genuin.
    • 11.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor, Op.94

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Quem Vidistis, Pastores

    Choir: Nordic Voices.
  • Robert Kajanus


    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Choir: Helsinki University Male Voice Choir.
    • BIS.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Fantaisie-tableaux, Op.5 (Barcarolle)

    Performer: André Previn. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Rachmaninov: Suites 1&2: Ashkenazy/Previn.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Tatiana's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)

    Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Stefan Stoltesz.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
  • Joy Williams

    The Bee Carol (2018 Breakfast Carol Competition, No.5)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • BBC recording.
  • David Hughes

    2018 Breakfast Carol Competition No. 2 The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Beethoven Symphonies: Live from the Edinburgh Festival.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Leos Janáček

    On an Overgrown Path, Bk.1 (Our Evenings)

    Performer: Charles Owen.
    • Leos Janacek: Piano music: Charles Owen.
    • Somm New Horizons.
    • 3.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)

    Performer: Guy Johnston. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Herman Bellstedt


    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Performer: Roger Webster. Conductor: Nicholas J Childs.
    • Essential Dyke Vol. III: Black Dyke Band, Nicholas J Childs.
    • Doyen.
    • 3.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in A major, K 537

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 20.
  • Hans Werner Henze

    Selim und der Wind

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • EMI.
  • Francesco Manfredini

    Concerto Grosso Op.3 no 12 'Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale'

    Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90. Conductor: Simon Standage.
    • Chandos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 3 in A flat major, Op 47

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mussorgsky / Borodin: Berliner Philharmoniker / Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 20.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: André Previn. Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Performer: Heinrich Schiff.
    • Beethoven: Archduke Trio: Previn, Mullova, Schiff.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Leopold Mozart

    The Sleigh Ride

    Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • John Jenkins

    Fantasy No 6 in D major for six-part consort

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • Jenkins: Six-Part Consorts - Phantasm.
    • Avie.
    • 15.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Amoroso (Cinderella Suite No 3); Waltz (Cinderella Suite No 1)

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • Prokofiev: Excerpts from Cinderella/Romeo & Juliet: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • Signum.
    • 7-8.


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