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Monday with Ian Skelly - Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, Lady Liverpool's Shawl, Marcus du Sautoy

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. With this week's guest, Marcus du Sautoy.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Time Traveller – a quirky slice of history.

1050 Cultural inspirations from mathematician, writer and presenter Marcus du Sautoy.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    L'isle joyeuse

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 2: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 14.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Allegro (Les Vendredis)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Periodical Overture

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • El Maestro - Farinelli.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 19.
  • Franz Liszt

    Sardanapalo: Conclusion

    Singer: Joyce El-Khoury. Singer: Airam Hernandez. Singer: Oleksandar Pushniak. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Weimar. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Audite.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 5 in E minor - 2nd mvt

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • DG.
  • John Sheppard

    Ave maris stella

    Conductor: Rory McCleery. Choir: The Marian Consort.
    • Delphian.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 3 in C minor, Op 39

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Variations on an Original Theme "Enigma", Op. 36 / Pomp and Circumstance Marches.
    • Philips Classics.
    • 018.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 290

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4: Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5-8.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Clarinet Trio in E flat major, Op 44 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Diana Ambache. Performer: Joan Enric Lluna. Performer: Naomi Butterworth.
    • BBC Music.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vesna Op.20

    Singer: Rodion Pogossov. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Debussy - Rachmaninov - Stravinsky.
    • Onyx Classics.
    • 3.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for Orchestra (Intermezzo interrotto)

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Hungaroton.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique (Un bal)

    Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ticciati.
    • Linn.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Stravinsky in America: London Symphony Orchestra, Tilson Thomas.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Harpsichord Concerto no.1 in D minor, BWV.1052: i) Allegro

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Ensemble: Concerto Köln.
    • Archiv.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in B flat major, D 68

    Ensemble: Quatuor Sine Nomine.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Roland (Prologue)

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • Les Grandes Eaux Musicaes de Versailles: Les Talens Lyrique/Rousset.
    • Ambroisie.
    • 1.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Prague Carnival

    Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Chandos.
  • Louis Spohr

    Sextet, Op.140: ii) Larghetto

    Ensemble: Ensemble Villa Musica.
    • MDG.
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu

    Dream Coloured Mobile II, Op.58a

    Performer: Joe Houghton. Performer: Kate Wilson. Ensemble: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Sachio Fujioka.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo No 1 in C major, Op 51

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • Beethoven: Piano music: Ronald Brautigam.
    • Etcetera.
    • 4.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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The Essential Classics Playlist

The Essential Classics Playlist

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