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Monday with Ian Skelly - Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, Prison Games, Dobrinka Tabakova

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly. With guest this week, composer Dobrinka Tabakova.

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 composer Dobrinka Tabakova.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gustav Holst

    Cotswold Symphony (4th mvt)

    Conductor: JoAnn Falletta. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra.
    • Holst: Cotswolds Symphony: Ulster Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G major, Op 77 No 1 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Quartetto di Cremona.
    • Haydn/Bartok: String Quartets: Cremona Quartet.
    • Genuin.
    • 13.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Petite messe solennelle: IId. Qui tollis peccata mundi

    Singer: Eleonora Buratto. Singer: Sara Mingardo. Orchestra: Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester. Conductor: Gustavo Gimeno.
    • Rossini: Petite messe solennelle.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 105.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • EMI.
  • George Butterworth

    Loveliest of Trees (A Shropshire Lad)

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • George Butterworth, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Williams / Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Symphony No 3 in A major (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky. Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester.
    • Franz Schmidt, Symphony no. 3: Malmo Symphony Orchestra / Sinaisky.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata for piano no. 10 (Op.14`2) in G major, 1st movement; Allegro

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • WARNER.
  • Johann Joseph Fux

    Rondeau à 7 in C major

    Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Rondeaux Royaux: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 19.
  • Josef Myslivecek

    Overture in A major for 2 horns, 2 oboes and strings

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
    • Archiv.
  • George Butterworth

    Loveliest of trees (6 Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad')

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • George Butterworth, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Williams / Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for Orchestra (Scherzo)

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Hungaroton.
  • Keith Mansfield

    Grandstand

    Orchestra: Sound Stage Orchestra.
    • BBC Sporting Themes.
    • Pickwick International, Inc..
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Prisoner's Chorus from Leonore

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Beethoven: Leonore.
    • Archiv.
    • 1.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade arr for strings

    Performer: Nardo Poy. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Linden Lea

    Singer: Sir Thomas Allen. Performer: John Constable.
    • An Anthology of English Song: Various artists.
    • Novello.
    • 7.
  • Yuquijiro Yocoh

    Sakura Variations

    Performer: John Williams.
    • John Williams: The Seville Concert.
    • Sony.
    • 7.
  • Frank Bridge

    Cherry Ripe (Two Old English Songs)

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North.
    • English String Minatures Vol.2: David Lloyd-Jones, English Northern Philharmonia.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Traditional Malian

    Ichichila

    Performer: Toumani Diabaté. Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble. Director: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Sony.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Suite in Old Style, for solo viola, harpsichord and strings: no.2 The rose garden by moonlight

    Performer: Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras. Conductor: Maxim Rysanov.
    • ECM.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Harp and Continuo in F Major, TWV 53:F

    Music Arranger: Peter Huth. Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 501.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fantaisie, Op 79

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Cafe au Lait: Sharon Bezaly/Roland Pontinen.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Howard Skempton

    Lento

    Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Bryars.
    • Skempton - Lento.
    • GB RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Josef Rheinberger

    Nonet in E flat major, Op 139 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Zoltán Gyöngyössy. Performer: Ica Csizmadia. Performer: Csaba Klenyán. Performer: Gyorgy Lakatos. Performer: Gabor Bizjak. Performer: Peter Somogyi. Performer: Marta Melis. Performer: Marcell Vamos. Performer: Istvan Lukacshazi.
    • Hungaroton.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra mai fu (Serse)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Handel/Gluck/Mozart: Heroes: Andreas Scholl.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sounds of Sibelius: Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Vanska.
    • BIS.
    • 1.

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