Monday with Ian Skelly - Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Mary Lucas's Concrete Boathouse, Simon Armitage
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly, with guest, the poet Simon Armitage.
Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. This morning's starter is Mendelssohn's magical overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other musical highlights today include a characterful performance of Haydn's String Quartet Op.33 No.6, and Tchaikovsky's sunny Capriccio italien.
1010 Time Traveller – a quirky slice of history. Kate Romano on Mary Lucas's Concrete Boathouse.
1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage
1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection