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Monday with Ian Skelly - Will Todd's Mass in Blue, Jean Sibelius, Alpesh Chauhan

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

  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quintet No 3 in E flat major, Op 97 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Paul Neubauer. Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D, K.485

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Philips.
  • Steve Reich

    Mallet Quartet: III. Fast

    Ensemble: Colin Currie Group.
    • Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton.
    • Colin Currie Records.
    • 105.
  • Benedetto Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in C minor transc for trumpet

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • Italian Concertos; Alison Balsom, Scottish Ensemble.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • Will Todd

    Benedictus (Mass in Blue, Op 28)

    Performer: Will Todd. Performer: Jim Fleeman. Performer: Gareth Huw Davies. Performer: Adrain Revell. Performer: Ben Castle. Performer: Mike Smith. Performer: Chris Storr. Performer: Dominic Glover. Performer: Fayyaz Virji. Performer: Patrick Hartley. Performer: Richard Henry. Performer: Matthew Turner. Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse. Choir: Vasari Singers. Singer: Bethany Halliday.
    • Will Todd: Mass in Blue: Vasari Singers.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Metamorphic Variations (Cool Interlude)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Bliss: Meditations on a Theme by John Blow.
    • Naxos.
    • 18.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Capriccio espagnol, Op 34

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Capricco Espagnol: Mackerras.
    • Telarc.
    • 5.
  • Jean-Baptiste Singelée

    Grand Quatour Concertant, Op.79

    Ensemble: Ferio Saxophone Quartet.
    • FLUX.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.
  • Will Todd

    Benedictus (Mass in Blue, Op 28)

    Performer: Will Todd. Performer: Jim Fleeman. Performer: Gareth Huw Davies. Performer: Adrain Revell. Performer: Ben Castle. Performer: Mike Smith. Performer: Chris Storr. Performer: Dominic Glover. Performer: Fayyaz Virji. Performer: Patrick Hartley. Performer: Richard Henry. Performer: Matthew Turner. Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse. Choir: Vasari Singers. Singer: Bethany Halliday.
    • Will Todd: Mass in Blue: Vasari Singers.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Lizst, Ravel.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • James Oswald

    Sonata on Scots Tunes

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia. Director: David McGuinness.
    • James Oswald: Colin's Kisses: Concerto Caledonia.
    • Linn.
    • 014.
  • David Fanshawe

    African Sanctus: opening movement

    Performer: Kwasi Asare Kantamanto. Choir: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Ensemble: African Sanctus Ensemble. Conductor: Neville Creed.
    • African Sanctus.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms: III. Psalm 131: Adonai, Adonai (Lord, Lord)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Symphonic Psalms & Prayers.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 303.
  • Guido Haazen

    Missa Luba, an African Mass (Sanctus)

    Choir: Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin.
    • EL Records.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto in D (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: TrondheimSolistene.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird (Finale)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Orfeo.
  • Josef Suk

    Fantastic Scherzo, Op 25

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Naxos.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Mazurka in B flat major, Op 32

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Hyperion.
  • Jessie Montgomery

    Strum (for String Quartet)

    Ensemble: Catalyst Quartet.
    • Azica Records.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt0

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Vaughan Williams: Symphony no.5: LSO/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Kevin Bowyer.
    • J.S.Bach: The Works for Organ Volume 5.
    • NIMBUS RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Forza del Destino. Act 3 Sc 2 Solenne in quest'ora

    Singer: Carlo Bergonzi. Singer: Piero Cappuccilli. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli.
    • EMI.

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