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Boxing Day with Ian Skelly - Michael Morpurgo, Debussy's La boîte à joujoux, Roman Christmas

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

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 Christmas week, the former Children's Laureate and prolific author Michael Morpurgo shares his cultural inspirations.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johan Halvorsen

    Intrata (Suite ancienne, Op 31)

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • HALVORSEN: Suite ancienne; Mascarade.
    • NKF.
    • 1.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Trio sonata no. 3 in D major

    Ensemble: The Bach Players.
    • Coviello.
  • Gustave Charpentier

    Depuis le jour (Louise)

    Singer: Nicole Cabell. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Divos & Divas - Various Artists.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, K 219 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Warner.
  • Claude Debussy

    Le magasin de jouets (La boite a joujoux compl Caplet)

    Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Debussy.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5; Markl.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in A major, Op 118 No 2

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Leopold Godowsky

    Alt-Wien (Triakontameron)

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Petits-fours - Favourite Encores: Brodosky Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Pérotin

    Viderunt omnes

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Grieg: Complete music with orchestra: Gothenburg SO/Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Oboe Concerto after BWV 150, BWV 170 and BWV 49 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Conductor: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Trinity Baroque. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Voices Of Bach Albrecht Mayer.
    • Decca.
    • 15.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La Befana (Feste Romane)

    Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Orchestral Works: Philharmonia Orch/Simon/Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
    • 21.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hark! The herald angels sing

    Performer: Raymond Johnston. Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: Worcester Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Donald Hunt. Singer: Robert Stringer.
    • Christmas Carols.
    • Naxos.
    • 19.
  • Anonymous

    Adeste fideles (O come all ye faithful)

    Composer: John Francis Wade. Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Nativitas, A celebration of peace: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
    • 19.
  • Trad.

    Ding dong merrily on high

    Performer: Simon Bell. Performer: Francis Kelly. Music Arranger: Charles Wood. Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Director: Andrew Lumsden.
    • Christmas from Winchester: Winchester Cathedral Choir.
    • Regent.
    • 21.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides, Op 26

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Decca.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Musical Snuff Box, Op 32

    Performer: Olga Kern.
    • Rachmaninov - Sonata No 2, Balakirev - Islamey.
    • Harmonia Mundi USA.
    • 013.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La boutique fantasque (Valse lent)

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque - Davis.
    • CBS.
    • 6.
  • Giovanni Pacoloni

    Passamezzo di Zorzi

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg. Performer: Nigel North. Performer: Paul O’Dette. Performer: Robert Meunier.
    • Three, Four and Twenty Lutes, Lindberg etc..
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia Book 2 for piano (Triana)

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Yuja Wang - Fantasia.
    • DG.
    • 7.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Peter and the Wolf: A Triumphant Procession; The duck is alive in the wolf

    Narrator: Peter Ustinov. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Philip Ellis.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    The Gallant Weaver

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Concerto Grosso in F minor, op.1 no.8 ('Christmas Concerto')

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • Locatelli: The Italian Music Master In Amsterdam.
    • 14-16.
  • Clara Schumann

    Scherzo No.2, Op.14

    Performer: William Youn.
    • Sony.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Overture in D major H.1a.7

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • BR Klassik : 40357-190010-2.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 1.
  • Josef Suk

    Meditation on an old Czech hymn "St Wenceslas"

    Ensemble: Signum Quartet.
  • Giles Farnaby

    Dreame; A Toye (Six Dances by Giles Farnaby)

    Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • DECCA.
  • Gabriel Pierné

    March of the Little Lead Soldiers

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Pierné – Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    The Drummer (Musical Toys)

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • George Gershwin

    Gershwin / Arr Heindorf: Rhapsody in Blue: Overture [Live]

    Music Arranger: Ray Heindorf. Music Arranger: Ray Heindorf. Conductor: John Wilson. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
    • Gershwin in Hollywood (Live).
    • Warner Classics.
    • 101.


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