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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Simon Armitage, Tavener's The Lamb, umbrella theft

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

  • Xaver Scharwenka

    Spanish Serenade

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Spanish Album: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 31 in D major, 'Hornsignal' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • LINN.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivo - Trio

    Performer: Flex Ensemble.
    • Au Suivant! Ravel, Fauré: Chansons for Piano Quartet.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 112.
  • George Lloyd

    Symphony No 5 in B flat major (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: George Lloyd.
    • George Lloyd: Symphony No.5: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Lloyd.
    • Albany.
  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Ensemble: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Signum.
  • John Adams

    Adams: Harmonielehre: III. Meister Eckhardt and Quackie

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • American Music.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 103.
  • Tielman Susato

    Suite from Danserye arr Steele-Perkins

    Music Arranger: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • George Enescu

    Serenade lointaine

    Ensemble: Trio Enescu.
    • Works by George Enescu and Gabriel Faure.
    • GENUIN.
    • 4.
  • Malcolm Sargent

    An Impression on a Windy Day

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Brian Kay's British Light Music Discoveries.
    • ASV.
    • 9.
  • Arthur Butterworth

    Rain (Northern Summer Nights)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Butterworth.
    • A Butterworth, Symphony no.5: RSNO/Butterworth.
    • Epoch.
    • 5.
  • Michel Legrand

    Les parapluies de Cherbourg

    Orchestra: The Flemish Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Michel Legrand.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Deuxieme Suite in B Minor

    Ensemble: Florilegium.
    • Channel Classics.
  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Ensemble: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Signum.
  • Trad.

    Ca' the Yowes

    Conductor: Christopher Bell. Choir: Aberdeen Youth Choir.
    • Aberdeen Youth Choir: My Song is Love.
    • Divine Art.
    • 1601.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    A New Song

    Performer: Timothy Ravalde. Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Director: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Hear My Words: Choral Classics from St John's: Choir of St John's College, Cambr.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Violin Sonata in B minor (1st mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • Martha Argerich and Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2013.
    • 1.
  • Siri Dyvik

    Travel set

    Composer: Nils Økland. Music Arranger: Bjarte Eike. Ensemble: Barokksolistene. Conductor: Bjarte Eike.
    • The Alehouse Sessions.
    • RUBICON.
    • 9.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Violin concerto in D major, Op.3 no.1

    Performer: Qian Zhou. Orchestra: Toronto Camerata. Conductor: Kevin Mallon.
    • Saint-George: Complete Violin Concertos, Vol.2.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • Mark Saya


    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Hyperion.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Symphony no 5 II. Andante con moto - Adagio

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in E flat major, K 428 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Chiaroscuro Quartet.
    • Aparte.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Royal Hunt & Storm (Les Troyens)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • LSO Live.


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