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Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Privy counselling, Marcus du Sautoy, Respighi's Primavera

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

  • Thomas Arne

    Overture No 1 in E minor

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Arne: 8 Overtures, The Academy of Ancient Music.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 2.
  • Clara Schumann

    Soirées musicales, Op. 6: IV. Ballade

    Performer: Marie Vermeulin.
    • Clara & Robert Schumann.
    • Paraty.
    • 4.
  • Philip Glass

    Akhnaten (Hymn to the Sun)

    Singer: Paul Esswood. Ensemble: Chor der Staatsoper Stuttgart. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Stuttgart State Opera. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • Sony.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Violin Sonata in G minor, 'Devil's Trill'

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Catherine Rimer. Performer: Thomas Dunford.
    • Nicola Benedetti, Italia.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Trittico botticelliano, P. 151: I. La Primavera

    Conductor: John Neschling. Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège.
    • Respighi: Vetrate di chiesa, Il tramonto & Trittico botticelliano.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in F major, K 138

    Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano.
    • DECCA.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Bard, Op 64

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op 22

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Viola d'amore Concerto in A major, RV 396

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Europa Galante.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Arvo Pärt

    I am the True Vine

    Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Conductor: Risto Joost.
    • GLOBE.
  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda)

    Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli. Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra.
    • Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra/Gardelli.
    • Decca.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Trio Sonata No 4 in B flat major

    Ensemble: Aura Musicale. Director: Balázs Máté.
    • CHR. W. Gluck The Seven Trio Sonatas Aura Musicale.
    • Hungaroton Classic.
    • 10.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in F minor, Op 118 No 4

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique, Op 3

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Boulez conducts Stravinsky.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonatine in C minor for mandolin and piano

    Performer: Alison Stephens. Performer: Richard Burnett.
    • AMON.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 35: IV. Andante - Allegro

    Orchestra: European Soloists, Luxembourg. Conductor: Christoph König.
    • Farrenc: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Robert Parsons

    Ave Maria à 5

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • Treasures of Tudor England: The Sixteen/Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • Sony Classical.
  • William Byrd

    Bow thine Ear, O Lord

    Music Arranger: Nico Muhly. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Seeing is believing.
    • Decca Music Group.
    • 006.
  • Franz Schubert

    Polonaise No 2 in B flat major for piano duet, D 599

    Performer: Yaara Tal. Performer: Andreas Groethuysen.
    • Schubert - Four Polonaises, D.599 No 2 in B flat major.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Rhapsody, Op.45 No.1

    Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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The Essential Classics Playlist

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