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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Rulers' pets, Simon Armitage, Korngold's Garden Scene from Much Ado About Nothing

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Ian Skelly's guest is poet Simon Armitage.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Time Traveller – a quirky slice of history.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Belkis, Queen of Sheba (The Dance of Belkis at Dawn)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Respighi: Belkis Queen of Sheba and Metamorphoseon.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • 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.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne in E-Flat Minor, Op. 33 No. 1

    Performer: Nicolas Stavy.
    • Fauré: Piano Works.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Beati quorum via, Op 38 No 3

    Performer: Robert Quinney. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • A New Heaven, The Sixteen.
    • UCJ.
    • 4.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sinfonietta in A major, Op 48 (5th mvt)

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Alberto Zedda.
    • Prokofiev/Debussy/Milhaud: Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Zedda.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 9.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much ado about nothing - 4 pieces arr. for violin and piano [from the incidental music] - no.3; Gartenscene [Garden scene]

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Jérôme Ducros.
    • Capriccio - Violin Pieces.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (Cantata No 34)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists.
    • Bach Choruses - Gardiner.
    • SDG.
    • 1.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A flat major, Op 64 No 3

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Chopin: Waltzes: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Helios.
    • 8.
  • Michael Tippett

    Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli

    Conductor: Douglas Boyd. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Lachrymae: Music for Strings.
    • Warner.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio in C minor and Rondeau in C major, K 617

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • BIS.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Valse from Faust arr for orchestra

    Conductor: Richard Hayman. Orchestra: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • French Ballet Favourites.
    • Naxos.
    • 17.
  • Lars‐Erik Larsson

    A Winter's Tale Suite, Op 18

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Stig Westerberg.
    • Swedish Society.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon duodecimi toni à 10, C178

    Ensemble: Wallace Collection. Conductor: Simon Wright.
    • Gabrieli and St.Marks: Venetian Brass Music: The Wallace Collection/Wallace/Wrig.
    • Nimbus.
    • 1.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Chaconne, Op 8

    Performer: Peter Jacobs.
    • Chaminade: Piano Music - 1, Peter Jacobs.
    • Helios.
    • 1.
  • Louis Lefebure-Wely

    March in F

    Performer: Robert Poyser.
    • Priory.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Zauberharfe: Overture

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un Vieux Jardin

    Performer: Judith Pfeiffer.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Rock

    Conductor: Vasily Petrenko. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, The Isle of the Dead, The Rock.
    • Avie.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Samson, Act 1, 2: 'Total Eclipse'

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • As Steals The Morn: Handel Arias & Scenes For Tenor.
    • 7.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Sony.
  • Leos Janáček

    On an Overgrown Path, Book 1 (No 10, 'The Little Owl has not Flown')

    Performer: Charles Owen.
    • Leos Janacek: Piano music: Charles Owen.
    • Somm New Horizons.
    • 12.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie, M. 17

    Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth. Orchestra: Les Siècles.
    • Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye, Le tombeau de Couperin & Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 113.


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