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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Steven Isserlis, Monteverdi's Zefiro Torna, Welsh National Opera

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.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    La fille aux cheveux de lin (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Debussy: 16 Preludes: Bolet.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Paul Dukas

    Villanelle

    Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • The Romantic Horn.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 701.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 1 in C major, BWV 1066 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • J.S.Bach: Les Quatre Ouvertures: Le Concert Des Nations, Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 6.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor, Op.94

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • HYPERION.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Untitled

    Singer: Nigel Rogers. Singer: Ian Partridge. Singer: Christopher Keyte. Choir: Monteverdi‐Chor Hamburg. Performer: Colin Tilney. Director: Jürgen Jürgens.
    • Canti amorosi.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 56: III. Rondo alla

    Performer: Gordan Nikolitch. Performer: Timothy Hugh. Performer: Lars Vogt. Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Triple Concerto.
    • Lso Live.
    • 106.
  • John Dowland

    La Mia Barbara

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Boris Ord

    Adam lay y-bounden

    Performer: Anna Noakes. Music Arranger: John Rutter. Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Nativitas, A celebration of peace: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Overture)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Vaughan Williams: Orchestral works including Symphony no.3, The Wasps Overture,.
    • HALLE.
    • 7.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Orlando furioso - Sinfonia

    Ensemble: I Barocchisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV Anh. 84.
    • Dynamic.
    • 101.
  • Michael Nyman

    Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds (The Draughtsman's Contract)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos.
    • Decca.
    • 13.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)

    Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.
  • Edward Elgar

    O wild west wind, Op 53 No 3

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Stephen Westrop. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Elgar: Choral Songs: London Symphony Chorus/Handley.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70

    Performer: Adam Laloum. Performer: Lise Berthaud.
  • Vincent Youmans

    Tea for Two

    Performer: Harpo Marx. Conductor: Ray Sinatra.
    • BMG.
  • Joseph Haydn

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

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • LINN.
  • Franz Schubert

    Das Wandern (Die schöne Müllerin)

    Performer: Gerald Moore. Author: Wilhelm Müller. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • Grosse Stimmen: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Florence Beatrice Price

    Dances in the Canebrakes (Arr. W.G. Still for Orchestra): No. 1, Nimble Feet

    Composer: William Grant Still. Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen. Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta.
    • Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers.
    • Cedille.
    • 101.
  • Florence Beatrice Price

    Dances in the Canebrakes (Arr. W.G. Still for Orchestra): No. 2, Tropical Noon

    Composer: William Grant Still. Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen. Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta.
    • Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers.
    • Cedille.
    • 102.
  • Florence Beatrice Price

    Dances in the Canebrakes (Arr. W.G. Still for Orchestra): No. 3, Silk Hat and Wa

    Composer: William Grant Still. Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen. Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta.
    • Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers.
    • Cedille.
    • 103.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto no. 5, Op.4`5

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4: AAM, Rechard Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Pale Yellow (Piano Trio)

    Performer: Anne Akiko Meyers. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Adam Neiman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata a 22 S.241 [1615 no.20]

    Ensemble: Berlin Brass. Director: Lucas Vis.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Peter Nagy.
    • DECCA.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances from Gloriana

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Benjamin Britten: Works for Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.

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