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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Alpesh Chauhan, Dowland's Lachrimae pavan, Stockhausen's Gruppen

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. Today, revel in Elizabethan melancholy with Dowland's Lachrimae Pavan. Other musical highlights include Doreen Carwithen's sweeping overture Bishop Rock, and a sunny sonata for piano duet by Mozart.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music. Gillian Moore on Stochkausen's Gruppen

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: Owain Park's choral gem Ave maris stella.

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Byrd

    The March Before the Battle

    Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • La Battaglia: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Romanze in F major, Op 118 No 5

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Andante con moto

    Ensemble: Trio Wanderer.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite for jazz band (Waltz 2)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: The Jazz Album - Brautigam, Masseurs.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • John Dowland

    Lachrimae verae

    Ensemble: Sit Fast Viol Consort.
    • Evidence EVCD034.
    • Evidence.
    • 7.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in D major, Op 46 No 6

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Philips.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 306

    Performer: Simon Preston. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • DG.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Bells: 'The Mellow Wedding Bells' (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Franz Berwald

    Septet in B flat major, 3rd movement; Finale (Allegro con spirito)

    Ensemble: The Gaudier Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
  • Our Classical Century: Stockhausen's Gruppen

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Gesang der Jünglinge

    Performer: Karlheinz Stockhausen.
    • BnF Collection.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen


    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Traditional Irish

    Down by the Salley Gardens

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • HELIOS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa Fantasie, Op 89

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    When David heard that Absalom was slain

    Ensemble: Consort of Musicke. Conductor: Anthony Rooley.
    • ASV.
  • George Harrison

    While my Guitar Gently Weeps

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Leiermann, D 911 No 24 (Winterreise)

    Performer: Thomas Quasthoff. Performer: Charles Spencer.
    • RCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Beethoven: Symphony no.3 etc: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra/Dudamel.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Conductor Alpesh Chauhan on the BBC's 10 Pieces

  • Georges Bizet

    Habanera (Carmen)

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Alpesh Chauhan.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Performer: Lukas Hagen. Performer: Veronika Hagen. Performer: Clemens Hagen. Performer: Alois Posch.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet: Schiff, Hagen Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 004.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Bishop Rock Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in B flat major for piano duet, K 358

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: Justus Frantz.
    • Mozart: Music for Piano Duet: Justus Frantz, Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Owain Park

    Ave maris stella

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Rose Magnificat.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 701.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for 4 violins in D major, Op.3 No.1

    Ensemble: Ensemble 415. Director: Chiara Banchini.
    • ALPHA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Dvorak: Symphony No. 5, Scherzo Capriccioso etc..
    • EMI.
    • 6.


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