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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Marley's ghost at the movies, Falla's El amor brujo, Ian Bostridge

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Ian Skelly's guest is 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

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka: Pt.1; Danse russe

    Performer: Peter Donohoe. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • GEMINI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Schone Mullerin - song-cycle D.795: no.10; Tranenregen

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien. Singer: Florian Boesch. Conductor: Stefan Gottfried.
    • Aparté.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Trio in D major Op.70`1 (Ghost) for piano and strings: 3rd movement; Presto

    Ensemble: Van Baerle Trio.
  • Francesco Durante

    Magnificat in B flat major

    Performer: Ann Monoyios. Performer: Thomas Hengelbrock. Choir: Balthasar-Neumann-Chor. Director: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Ritual Fire Dance (El amor brujo)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
    • Music of Manuel De Falla: Simon Bolivar Symophony Orchestra, Mata, Senn.
    • Dorian.
    • 1.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Adagio in C major for cello and piano

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn to the Virgin

    Performer: VOCES8. Choir: VOCES8.
    • Equinox.
    • VCM Records.
    • 003.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata in B flat major, D 960 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Schubert, The Late Piano sonatas D.784,958, 959 960.
    • 8.
  • John Cage

    A Room

    Performer: Bruce Brubaker.
    • glass cage, music for piano by Philip Glass and John Cage. Bruce Brubaker (pno).
    • Arabesque recordings.
    • 2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Aquarium (Carnival of the Animals)

    Performer: Nelson Freire. Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Tabea Zimmermann. Performer: Mischa Maisky. Performer: Eduard Brunner. Performer: Georg Hörtnagel. Performer: Irena Grafenauer. Performer: Markus Steckeler. Performer: Edith Salmen-Weber.
    • Saint-Saens: Carnaval des Animaux: Argerich/Frerie/Kremer.
    • Philips.
    • 7.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Lux aurumque

    Conductor: Eric Whitacre. Choir: Eric Whitacre Singers.
    • Decca.
  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Les Plaisirs champetres

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Michael Tippett

    The Air in Spring; Fire in Summer (Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Tippett: The Rose Lake/Ritual Dances.
    • Chandos.
    • 22-24.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance, Op.23

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Michael Brown.
    • Echoes.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique Op.14 - V.Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 14.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • Signum.
  • Mykola Leontovych

    Carol of the Bells

    Composer: Peter J. Wilhousky. Music Arranger: Richard Hayman. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • Christmas Classics.
    • Halle.
    • 8.
  • Andrew Woodward

    2018 Breakfast Carol Competition No. 6 The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Matthew Jackson

    2018 Breakfast Carol Competition No. 3 The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Marin Marais

    Les voix humaines

    Performer: Hille Perle. Performer: Lee Santana.
  • Claude Debussy

    Feux d'artifice (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 12.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhäuser (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Teldec.


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