Monday with Ian Skelly - Shostakovich's Symphony No 10, Poulenc's Figure Humaine, Steven Isserlis
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Ian Skelly's guest is cellist Steven Isserlis.
Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today, Shostakovich's angry musical portrait of Josef Stalin from his Symphony No.10 - five minutes of full-on energy, excitement and terror. Also today, Mozart's graceful and sparkling Symphony No.35, the "Haffner", and Saint-Saens's elegiac Clarinet Sonata.
1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.
1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the cellist Steven Isserlis.
1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection