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Friday with Ian Skelly - Lawnmowers, Dobrinka Tabakova, Sibelius - Lemminkainen's Return

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

  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No 1 (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • The Best of Bizet.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata No. 7 in E-Flat Major, D. 568: 3rd movt: Menuetto

    Performer: Can Cakmur.
    • Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn & Others: Piano Works.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus iste

    Choir: Tenebrae. Director: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto à 5 in D major, Op 9 No 7

    Performer: Andrew Manze. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Albinoni: 12 concertos, op.9: Academy of Ancient Music, Hogwood.
    • Decca.
    • 1-3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Lemminkainen's Return (Lemminkainen Suite, Op 22)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet Op 54 No 1 in G major (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: London Haydn Quartet.
    • String Quartets Opp 54 & 55.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Suffolk Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Rondo for two pianos in C major, Op. posth. 73

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov. Performer: Sergei Babayan.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Invitation to the Dance

    Orchestrator: Hector Berlioz. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Kaleidoscope: An Orchestral Extravaganza: Mackerras, LSO.
    • Mercury.
    • 12.
  • William Harris

    Faire is the heaven

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Sea and Sinbad's Ship (Scheherazade)

    Performer: Jonathan Crow. Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Oundjian.
    • Chandos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60 "Werther": III. Andante

    Performer: Anton Barakhovsky. Performer: Alexander Zemtsov. Performer: Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. Performer: Eldar Nebolsin.
    • Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 203.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Suite in Old Style: 1st movement - Fanfare from the balconies

    Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras.
    • ECM New Series.
  • Alessandro Striggio

    Mass (Ecco Si Beata Giorno): Credo

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Conductor: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Striggio: Missa Ecco si Beato Giorno, etc..
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Overture on Hebrew themes, Op.34a arr. for orchestra

    Orchestra: I Musici de Montréal. Conductor: Yuli Turovsky.
    • Music on Hebrew Themes: I Musici de Montreal/Turovsky.
    • Chandos.
  • Tan Dun

    The Wolf - Concerto for Double Bass (3rd mvt: Allegro Vivace)

    Performer: Domic Seldis. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Tan Dun.
    • Horizon 7.
    • RCO Live.
    • 11.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Chopin: Piano works: Maria Joao Pires/Pavel Gomziakov.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat mater dolorosa (Stabat mater in F minor)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Singer: Barbara Bonney. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • The Decca Sound: Celebrating 50 Years of the Decca Sound.
    • Decca.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet antique

    Performer: Marielle Labèque.
    • Maurice Ravel Katia Et Marielle Labeque.
    • KML.
    • 10.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in E flat major for wind sextet, K 375 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Consortium Classicum.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 11.
  • Richard Strauss

    Capriccio (Sextet)

    Ensemble: The Raphael Ensemble.
    • Helios.


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