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Monday with Ian Skelly - Strauss's Alpine Symphony, Anneka Rice, The history of the Edinburgh International Festival

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly with guest Anneka Rice.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today, a glorious ascent to the mountain summit in Strauss's Alpine Symphony. Other musical highlights include Dvorak's sunny and tuneful Sonatina for violin and piano, and Janacek's powerful Glagolitic Mass.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music. Kate Molleson on the advent of the Edinburgh Festival.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, Anneka Rice

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection

3 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Rondeau (Abdelazar)

    Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Rondeaux Royaux: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moment musical No 5 in D flat major

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • DECCA.
  • Aaron Copland

    Street in a Frontier Town & Mexican Dance (Billy the Kid)

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Copland: Grohg & Billy the Kid.
    • Naxos.
    • 202.
  • Franz Schubert

    Wiegenlied, D 867

    Performer: Christoph Berner. Singer: Werner Güra.
    • Schubert: Willkommen und Abshied: Werner Gura/Christoph Berner.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Clarinet Concerto no. 3 in B flat major Op.11 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Crusell: The Three Clarinet Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Richard Strauss

    Alpine Symphony, Op 64 (On the summit)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Strauss, Eine Alpensinfonie: LSO.
    • LSO Live.
    • 12.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No 59 in E flat major, H XVI 49 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sebastien Knauer.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No.1

    Orchestra: Aarhus Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Marc Soustrot.
    • Bizet.
    • Danacord.
    • 5-9.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for violin and orch (RV.297) (Op.8`4) in F minor "L'Inverno"

    Performer: Enrico Onofri. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 10-12.
  • Joseph Canteloube

    Chants d'Auvergne - set 5 - no.2; Quand z'eyro petitoune [Lorsque j'etais petite]

    Singer: Véronique Gens. Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille-Region Nord/Pas-de Calais. Conductor: Jean‐Claude Casadesus.
    • Caneloube: Chants d'Auvergne (Selection): Casadesus.
    • Naxos.
  • Our Classical Century: The advent of the Edinburgh Festival

  • Arthur Bliss

    Overture Edinburgh

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • EMI.
  • Henry Purcell

    Moonlight on the Green - Scotch Tune

    Composer: James Oswald. Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • Purcell's Revenge - Sweeter Than Roses?.
    • Delphian.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Karl Böhm.
    • Beethoven, Symphonie No. 6 »Pastorale« + Schubert: Symphonie No. 5: Vienna Philh.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde: Von der Schonheit

    Singer: Kathleen Ferrier. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Bruno Walter.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 94 in G major, 'The Surprise'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Robertson.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Performer: Bella Davidovich.
    • Grieg: Violin Sonatas: Sitkovetsky/Davidovich.
    • Orfeo.
    • 8.
  • Alan Hovhaness

    Symphony No 2, 'Mysterious Mountain' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Sony Classical.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Serse (Overture)

    Orchestra: Early Opera Company. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • Handel: Serse.
    • Chaconne.
    • 1.
  • Anneka Rice on her passion for the song Where have all the flowers gone?

  • Pete Seeger

    Where have all the flowers gone?

    Performer: Pete Seeger.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Sonatina in G major, Op 100

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • ANALEKTA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425, 'Linz' (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonies; SCO; Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
    • 8.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    Barcarola in D major, 'Julia florida'

    Performer: Carlos Bonell.
    • The Private Collection: Carlos Bonell.
    • Upbeat Classics.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Violin Sonata in E major, Op 5 No 11

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Performer: Richard Tunnicliffe. Performer: Paul Nicholson. Ensemble: Locatelli Trio.
    • Corelli: Violin Sonatas: The Locatelli Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 18.
  • Leos Janáček

    Glagolitic Mass

    Performer: Thomas Trotter. Conductor: Edward Gardner. Singer: Sara Jakubiak. Singer: Susan Bickley. Singer: Stuart Skelton. Singer: Gábor Bretz. Choir: Bergen Filharmoniske Kor. Choir: Collegium Musicum Choir. Choir: Bergen Cathedral Choir. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Janacek: Orchestral Works, Vol.3.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.

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