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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. bbc.co.uk/ourclassicalcentury

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.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
  • 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.
    • SANCTUARY RECORDS.
  • 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.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS.
    • 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

    Sleigh with Little Bells; 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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