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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Britten's Peter Grimes, Steven Isserlis, Bruckner's Locus Iste

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

  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 2 in A minor, Op 39

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Hallé.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Piangero la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Act 3)

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Ensemble: Amici Veneziani.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Trio in B flat major, D 471

    Ensemble: Trio Zimmermann.
    • Trio Zimmermann plays Mozart’s Divertimento.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Franz Liszt

    La campanella (Grande études de Paganini)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • DECCA.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus iste

    Choir: Tenebrae. Director: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Concert en sextuor No 4 in B flat major

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • Rameau: Six Concerts en Sextuor: Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset.
    • Decca.
    • 11-13.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Fly Forward (Violin Concerto, 3rd mvt)

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Hilary Hahn.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Martin Frost. Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Boris Brovtsyn. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Torleif Thedéen.
    • BIS.
  • Muzio Clementi

    La chasse Op.16: 3rd movement

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
  • Muzio Clementi

    La chasse Op.16: 3rd movement

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
  • Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco

    Concerto a più istrumenti in D Major, Op 5, No 6

    Performer: Nadja Zwiener. Performer: Tuomo Suni. Performer: Joseph Crouch. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Dall'Abaco, Porpora, Marcello, Tartini & Telemann: Concertos.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1-5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave verum corpus, K 618

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Mozart: Requiem.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 016.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Consecration of the House, Op 124

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Traditional Spanish

    The Song of the Birds

    Music Arranger: Sally Beamish. Performer: Steven Isserlis.
    • J S Bach - The Cello Suites - Steven Isserlis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 37.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)

    Music Arranger: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • 100 Best Ballet.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Ólafur Arnalds


    Performer: Alice Sara Ott. Performer: Viktor Orri Árnason. Performer: Björk Óskarsdóttir. Performer: Porarinn Baldursson. Performer: Unnur Jónsdóttir. Performer: Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson. Performer: Mari Samuelsen.
    • MERCURY.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495

    Performer: Alessio Allegrini. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart: Horn Concertos: Allegrini/Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • John Dowland

    Go, crystal tears

    Performer: David Miller. Singer: Grace Davidson.
    • Dowland: First Booke of Songesor Ayres.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O Mensch, bewein', dein' Sünde gross, BWV622 (Chorale Prelude)

    Performer: Stephen Cleobury.
    • King's College Cambridge.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 63 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff.
    • Schumann: Piano Trios.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Loquebantur variis linguis

    Ensemble: The Cardinall’s Musick. Conductor: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures at an Exhibition (Baba-Yaga and The Great Gate of Kiev) orch. Ravel

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • LSO Live.


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