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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Essential Classics Playlist, Easter, 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

  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Rossini: 10 Overtures - Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira no. 5

    Performer: Elsa Dreisig. Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
    • Bach Inspirations.
    • Warner.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Pièce d'orgue, BWV 572

    Performer: Olivier Latry.
    • Bach to the future.
    • La Dolce Volta.
    • 9.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Quartet No 2 in D major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Borodin: String Quartets Nos. 1&2: Borodin Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • William Walton

    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Hyperion.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro torna

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Ensemble: Barokksolistene. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A flat major, Op.59 No.2

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise, Op 83

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • DG.
  • Frederick Delius

    On hearing the first cuckoo in spring

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.517

    Performer: Pierre Hantaï.
    • MIRARE.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons: Spring 1

    Composer: Max Richter. Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester.
    • For Seasons.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons: Spring 3

    Composer: Max Richter. Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Conductor: André de Ridder.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, Hob. XX:1: Sonata V. Sitio.

    Conductor: Riccardo Minasi. Ensemble: Ensemble Resonanz.
    • Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 6.
  • Franz Liszt

    Two Concert Studies S 145

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • Transcendental - Daniil Trifonov plays Franz Liszt.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 001.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Fugue)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Eric Coates

    The Dam Busters March

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • The Symphonic Eric Coates.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 13.
  • William Byrd

    Domine, praestolamur for 5 voices

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Ceremony and Devotion: Music for the Tudors.
    • Coro.
    • 7.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Cello Concerto (Longing)

    Performer: Kristina Blaumane. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras. Conductor: Maxim Rysanov.
    • String Paths.
    • 003.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Zur Namensfeier overture, Op.115

    Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • SONY.
  • Moritz Moszkowski

    Caprice espagnole, Op 37

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Flute Concerto in G major

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • WARNER.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Spiegel im Spiegel

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simon Mulligan.
    • Shostakovich/Penderecki/Part: Violin Sonata: Daniel Hope.
    • Nimbus.
    • 005.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Bach Motets.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • RCA.


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