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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Sir Mark Elder, Debussy's Jeux, The Boy Detective

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. With guest this week, 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

  • David Popper

    Dance of the Elves

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • Cello World: Steven Isserlis/Thomas Ades.
    • BMG.
    • 11.
  • George Antheil


    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • Chandos.
  • John Ireland

    Decorations (The Island Spell)

    Performer: Eric Parkin.
    • Ireland: Piano Works Vol. 1: Eric Parkin.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G major for 2 violins, RV 516

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Vivaldi: Concerti: The English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 10.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky


    Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • French Music for Winds.
    • WARNER.
    • 7.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux - poème danse

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Debussy: Nocturnes/La Mer/Jeux: Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Alice Mary Smith

    Symphony in C minor: 4th movement; Allegro maestoso

    Ensemble: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Drop, drop, slow tears

    Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Singer: Anthony Way. Director: John Scott.
    • Passiontide at St Paul's: The Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, John Scott.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 10 No 1

    Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk. Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • The Avison Ensemble: Avison: Concerti Grossi, op. 9 & op. 10.
    • Divine Art.
    • 12.
  • Charles Williams

    Devil's Galop

    Orchestra: New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Hyperion.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Citizen Kane (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in G major, K 80

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Arthur Honegger

    Mouvement symphonique No 2, 'Rugby'

    Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Trio for clarinet, viola and piano, K.498 'Kegelstatt Trio'

    Performer: Pascal Moraguès. Performer: Frank Braley. Performer: Vladimir Mendelssohn.
  • Erik Satie

    Sports et divertissements for piano

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • Satie: Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes & Sports et Divertissements: Anne Queffelec.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Overture)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Wagner: Halle/Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
    • 3.
  • François-Joseph Gossec

    Quartet for flute and strings No 3 in G major

    Performer: Aurèle Nicolet. Ensemble: Le Nouveau Trio Pasquier.
    • Gossec: 6 Flute Quartets.
    • Talent.
    • 007.
  • John Foulds

    Puppet Ballet Suite: no.5 March Finale

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Dutton Epoch.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Director: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinians)

    Performer: Paul Janes. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op 70

    Performer: David Pyatt. Performer: Martin Jones.
    • David Pyatt Recital / Schumann.
    • Erato.
    • 14-15.
  • Friedrich Gulda

    Prelude & Fugue

    Performer: Friedrich Gulda.
    • Philips.


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