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Friday with Ian Skelly - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Steven Isserlis, Michael Nyman's music from 'The Piano'

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. Ian's guest is the 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

  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Idillo-concertino in A major, Op 15 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Andrea Tenaglia. Orchestra: Orchestra sinfonica di Roma. Conductor: Francesco La Vecchia.
    • Complete Wind Concertos.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Sinfonia in A major, 'Regensburger'

    Conductor: Michi Gaigg. Orchestra: L’Orfeo Barockorchester.
    • Gluck: Five Symphonies: L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Gaigg.
    • CPO.
    • 6-8.
  • Gunnar Idenstam

    Maria's Wedding Waltz

    Performer: Erik Rydvall. Performer: Gunnar Idenstam.
    • Northern Dances.
    • Toccata Next.
    • 105.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 82 in C major, 'The Bear' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Haydn: The Paris Symphonies Nos.82-87.
    • BMG Classics.
    • 4.
  • Michael Nyman

    The Heart Asks Pleasure First (The Piano)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • Decca.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Brahms: Orchestral works: Sir Colin Davis.
    • RCA.
    • 5.
  • François Devienne

    Flute Concerto No 1 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Andras Adjoran. Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair.
    • Tudor.
  • Herbert Howells

    Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks

    Choir: The Sixteen. Performer: Robert Quinney. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • A New Heaven, The Sixteen.
    • UCJ.
    • 12.
  • Arnold Bax

    Winter Legends (3rd & 4th mvts)

    Performer: Ashley Wass. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Bax: Winter Legends: Ashley Wass, Bournemouth SO, James Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Michael Nyman

    The Heart Asks Pleasure First (The Piano)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Lorin Maazel Conducts Wagner: Vol.2.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in C major, BWV 846 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Traditional Scottish

    Gloomy Winter

    Music Arranger: Nikolaus Newerkla. Ensemble: Quadriga Consort.
    • Winter's Delights.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Farewell to Stromness

    Performer: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • NAXOS.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Symphony in F sharp minor, Op 41 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland‐Pfalz. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • Dora Pejacevic Symphony.
    • CPO.
    • 3.
  • Robert Schumann

    Violin Sonata no.3 in A minor (arr Isserlis) iii Intermezzo

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Dénes Várjon.
    • Hyperion.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • TELDEC.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven: Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon B flat major WoO 27 No. 3: II. Aria con

    Performer: Paul Meyer. Performer: Gilbert Audin.
    • Beethoven: Chamber Music for Winds.
    • Erato/Warner Classics.
    • 121.
  • Anonymous

    Nobody's Jig; Mr Lane's Maggot; Black and Grey

    Ensemble: Les Witches.
    • Nobody's Jig.
    • Alpha.
    • 1.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Euntes ibant et flebant Op.32 for chorus

    Choir: Chicago Symphony Chorus. Conductor: John Nelson.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Andrea Falconiero

    Passacalle à 3

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Lorenza Borrani. Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 19.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 1 in G minor, "Winter Daydreams" (3rd movement, Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Tchaivkosky: Symphony No. 1.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in C major for two keyboards, BWV 1061, arr Loussier (Fuga)

    Performer: Güher Pekinel. Performer: Süher Pekinel. Ensemble: Jacques Loussier Trio.
    • Take Bach: Jacques Loussier Trio/Guher & Suher Pekinel.
    • Teldec.
    • 9.

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