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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Dobrinka Tabakova, Monteverdi Vespers, Bridget of Sweden

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

  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Sinfonia in C Major for 4 trumpets, strings and continuo

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • AVIE.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin (Toccata)

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Abduction from the Seraglio (Overture)

    Orchestra: La Cetra Barockorchester. Conductor: Andrea Marcon.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • César Franck

    Piano Quintet in F Minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Michel Dalberto. Ensemble: Novus String Quartet.
    • César Franck: Piano Works & Quintet.
    • Aparté.
    • 8.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespro Della Beata Vergine [1610]

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Monteverdi Vespers 1610.
    • Linn Records.
    • 1.
  • Ernesto Halffter


    Performer: Mats Lidström. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Hyperion.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Symphonic Minutes Op.36 (Rondo)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Dohnanyi: Symphony no. 2: BBC Philharmonic/Bamert.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments musicaux, D 780 (No 4 in C sharp minor)

    Performer: Shai Wosner.
    • ONYX.
  • Franz Waxman

    Carmen fantasy

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • George Butterworth

    On the idle hill of summer (Bredon Hill and other songs)

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • George Butterworth, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Williams / Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 15.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    In ecclesiis à 14

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Conductor: Robert Hollingworth.
    • 1612 Italian Vespers: I Fagiolini/Robert Hollingworth.
    • Decca.
    • 17.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Evening Prayer (Hänsel und Gretel)

    Singer: Rebecca Evans. Singer: Jennifer Larmore. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    La Catedral

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
    • ERATO.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Alma Redemptoris Mater for chorus

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73

    Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • DG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Feux d'artifice (Preludes, Book 2)

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    L'amour médecin (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Music at the Court of Versailles: Charpentier/Delalande/Lully/Rameau.
    • Erato.
    • 18.
  • Dorothy Howell

    The Moorings

    Performer: Lorraine McAslan. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
    • Dutton.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan Overture

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • TELDEC.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Bless the Lord, O my soul (Vespers, Op 37)

    Choir: Accentus. Choir: Eric Ericsons Kammarkör. Director: Laurence Equilbey.
    • NAIVE.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No 5 in E flat major, Op 44 No 3 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.


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