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Thursday with Ian Skelly - Bridge on the River Kwai, Alpesh Chauhan, Essential Classics Playlist

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus guest, the conductor Alpesh Chauhan.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the conductor Alpesh Chauhan.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Polka Italienne

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Performer: Vovka Ashkenazy. Performer: Alastair Mackie.
    • DECCA.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Symphony no.6 in G minor, Op.42/2: v) Finale. Vivace

    Performer: Christian Schmitt.
    • CPO.
  • Claude Debussy

    Feux d'artifice (Preludes, Book 2)

    Orchestrator: Colin Matthews. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Hallé.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major, Op 20 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet.
    • DG.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Te Deum

    Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Concertino for flute, piano and chamber orchestra (4th mvt)

    Performer: Anthony Robb. Performer: Diana Ambache.
    • Liberte, Egalite, Sororite.
    • Ambache.
    • 18.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto grosso in D minor, after Corelli's Op 5 No. 12

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Ensemble: Concerto Köln.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus Tuus

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • UNIVERSAL.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op 17 No 4

    Performer: Vlado Perlemuter.
    • Vlado Perlemuter - Chopin.
    • Nimbus.
    • 15.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    The River Kwai March (Colonel Bogey March)

    Ensemble: Mitch Miller & His Orchestra.
    • Malcolm Arnold - The Bridge on the River Kwai.
    • Columbia.
    • 13.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Colonel Bogey March

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Malcolm Arnold - The Bridge on the River Kwai.
    • Columbia.
    • 2.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Sunset (Bridge on the River Kwai)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Malcolm Arnold - The Bridge on the River Kwai.
    • Columbia.
    • 5.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Working on the Bridge (Bridge on the River Kwai)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Malcolm Arnold - The Bridge on the River Kwai.
    • Columbia.
    • 6.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    The Bridge on the River Kwai - music from the film

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quintet in E flat for piano & winds, K. 452: i) Largo - Allegro moderato

    Ensemble: Ensemble Dialoghi.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • George Frideric Handel

    We praise thee, O God (Dettingen Te Deum, HWV 283)

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Simon Preston.
    • Handel: Dettingen Te Deum, Anthem: The English Concert, Pinnock, Preston.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Te Deum, Op. 22, H. 118: VI. Judex crederis (Hymne et prière)

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Choir of Eltham College.
    • Berlioz Odyssey: The Complete Colin Davis Recordings.
    • Lso Live.
    • 706.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no.6 in B minor, Op.74 'Pathetique': iv) Adagio lamentoso

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Orfeo.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in C Hob XVI: 50

    Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • EMI.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Mariinsky Theatre. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila - Netrebko, Gorchakova.
    • Decca.
  • Samuel Barber

    Hermit Songs

    Performer: John Browning. Singer: Cheryl Studer.
    • Samuel Barber: Complete Songs: Cheryl Studer, Thomas Hampson, John Browning.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9-18.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Sonata in G for bassoon and piano, Op 168

    Performer: Ursula Leveaux. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • HYPERION.
  • Aaron Copland

    Buckaroo Holiday (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Chandos.

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