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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Strauss's Four Last Songs, Anneka Rice, Haydn Symphony No 6 'Le Matin'

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.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

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

  • Franz Schubert

    Overture in D Major, D. 590 "In the Italian Style"

    Orchestra: Sjællands Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Schubert: Early Symphonies & Stage Music.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 5.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, K 9, 'Pastorale'

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • Scarlatti: Sonatas.
    • Warner Apex.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Horn Concerto, Op 58 (1st mvt)

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • British Horn Concertos.
    • LYRITA.
    • 10.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite for Jazz Band No 1

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: The Jazz Album - Brautigam, Masseurs.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 6 in D major, 'Le matin' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Haydn: Symphonies no. 6-8@ Freiburger Barockorchester.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Septet in E-Flat Major: I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro moderato

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • Glinka: Septet, Trio Pathetique, Serenade & 3 Russian Songs.
    • CPO.
    • 101.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Stabat Mater a 8

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Oboe Concerto in E flat major

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: Peterborough String Orchestra.
    • Five Italian Oboe Concertos: Daniel/Peterborough String Orchestra.
    • Helios.
    • 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in C major, Op 24 No 2

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • Argerich Plays Chopin.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 5.
  • Richard Strauss

    Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): I. Frühling

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Iannis Xenakis

    Diamorphoses

    Performer: Iannis Xenakis.
    • EL.
  • Richard Strauss

    Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): II. September

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammmophon.
  • Richard Strauss

    Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): III. Beim Schlafengehen

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Richard Strauss

    Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): I. Frühling

    Singer: Kirsten Flagstad. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler.
    • Simax.
  • Richard Strauss

    Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) AV150 (Op. posth): IV. Im Abendrot

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • George Enescu

    Wind Dectet, Op 14 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Director: Lawrence Foster.
    • Georges Enesco, Symphonie de chambre op.33, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne...
    • CLAVES.
    • 9.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios, Op 17

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Nielsen: Aladdin Suite etc: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Sonata in G minor (1st mvt)

    Performer: Jennifer Eley.
    • Koch.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Somewhere (West Side Story)

    Singer: Jimmy Bryant. Singer: Marni Nixon. Orchestra: Original Soundtrack Orchestra. Conductor: Johnny Green.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Debussy: Orchestral Music: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Haitink.
    • Decca.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Menuets en rondeau (Les Paladins)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • Rameau: Suite Les Paladins: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Leonhardt.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique": Philadelphia Orchestra/Eschenbach.
    • Ondine.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Homeward, Op 62 No 6 (Lyric Pieces)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cum dederit dilectis (Nisi Dominus, RV 608)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Ensemble: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Dyer.
    • Decca.
  • Max Richter

    On the Nature of Daylight (The Blue Notebooks)

    Performer: Louisa Fuller. Performer: John Metcalf. Performer: Philip Sheppard. Performer: Chris Worsey.
    • FAT CAT.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Mazurka No 2 in C sharp minor

    Performer: Christopher Headington.
    • Russian Trinkets, Minitures for the Piano: Christopher Headington.
    • Kingdom.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romance in F minor, Op 11

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.
    • Dvorak - Anne-Sophie Mutter.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 004.

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