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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Sir Mark Elder, Ghost trains

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. Ian's guest this week is Sir Mark Elder.

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

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1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the conductor Sir Mark Elder.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Nicolò Paganini

    Moto perpetuo, Op.11

    Music Arranger: Donald Hunsberger. Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Donald Hunsberger.
    • Carnaval: Wynton Marsalis.
    • Sony.
    • 5.
  • John Field

    Rondo. Allegro (Piano concerto No.5 in C major, H.39 'L'incendie par l'orage')

    Performer: Benjamin Frith. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: David Haslam.
    • Field: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes & Sonatas.
    • Naxos.
    • 16.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Nightclub 1960 (L'histoire du tango)

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Performer: Pablo Sainz Villegas.
    • Histoire du Tango: Augustin Hadelich/Pablo Sainz Villegas.
    • Avie.
    • 3.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Supraphon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 "Ghost": II. Largo assai ed espressivo

    Performer: Guy Johnston. Performer: Tom Poster. Performer: Magnus Johnston.
    • Tecchler's Cello: From Cambridge to Rome.
    • Kings College Cambridge.
    • 4.
  • François Couperin

    Pieces de clavecin - ordre no. 8; Passacaille

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Sabre Dance; Ayesha's Dance (Gayaneh)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • EMI.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    O clap your hands; God is gone up

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Voces 8: A Choral Taspestry.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Weronika Ratusińska

    Divertimento per archi 3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk.
    • Weronika Ratusinska: Works for Orchestra.
    • DUX.
    • 10.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Vedrò con mio diletto (Giustino)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Director: Christian Curnyn.
    • Nicola Benedetti: Italia.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaëton, Op 39

    Performer: Maya Iwabuchi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Saint-Seans: Orchestral Works: Neemi Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Frank Bridge


    Performer: Ashley Wass.
    • Bridge: Piano Music Volume 2: Ashley Wass.
    • Naxos.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major, D 956 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Boris Brovtsyn. Performer: Amihai Grosz. Performer: Torleif Thedéen. Performer: Jens Peter Maintz.
    • Schubert/Schoenberg: Janine Jansen.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Santiago de Murcia


    Ensemble: Los Otros.
    • Tinto: Los Otros.
    • DHM.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's daughter - symphonic fantasia Op.49

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Sibelius Symphony No. 2 / The Oceanides / Pohjola's Daughter.
    • Halle.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto in C major for flute and harp, K 299 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Marie‐Pierre Langlamet. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart Flute Concertos Concerto For Flute And Harp.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Franz Liszt

    3 Études de concert, S. 144: No. 2 in F Minor "La leggierezza"

    Performer: Boris Giltburg.
    • Liszt: Piano Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 14.
  • Jean de Sainte-Colombe

    Le Retrouvé

    Performer: Hille Perl. Performer: Lee Santana. Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King. Performer: Lorenz Duftschmid.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
  • Gavin Bryars

    Ave regina gloriosa

    Choir: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM.
  • Richard Strauss

    Serenade in E flat major, Op 7

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Strauss: Orchestral Works: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich/Zinman.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
    • 14.
  • William Bolcom

    3 Ghost rags for piano, no.1; The Graceful ghost

    Performer: William Bolcom.
  • Franz Berwald


    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • CHANDOS.


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