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Friday with Ian Skelly - Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux, Alpesh Chauhan, Copland's El Salon Mexico

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

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

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 - 3rd mvt 'Rondo'

    Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • DG.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major - 1st movement, Ouverture

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Le Concert Spirituel - Au Temps de Louis XV: Le Concert Des Nations, Jordi Saval.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Eriks Esenvalds


    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Lux.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Gustav Holst

    Venus, the Bringer of Peace (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst The Planets - Vladimir Jurowski Conductor.
    • LPO.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance, op.23

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: John Lenehan.
    • Chandos.
  • Aaron Copland

    El Salon Mexico for orchestra

    Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.
    • 2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major, K 491

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 16.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No 2 (Danse bohème)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • The Best of Bizet.
    • Philips.
    • 14.
  • Justinian Tamusuza

    On the way of the cross (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Pieces of Africa.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 4.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde, op.26 - Ballet no.1 in B minor

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Catalogue d'Oiseaux Book 1 - 2. Le loriot

    Performer: Yvonne Loriod.
    • Decca.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    Magnificent Seven - title

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Fitzpatrick.
    • Silver Screen.
  • Silvestre Revueltas


    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • François Couperin

    Les baricades mistérieuses (Pieces de clavecin - ordre no. 6)

    Music Arranger: Thomas Adès. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Warner.
  • Lü Wencheng

    Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake

    Performer: Ji Liu.
    • Ji Liu: Piano Reflections.
    • 10.
  • Bruce Miller

    Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs (Frasier theme)

    Singer: Kelsey Grammer.
    • Milan.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Spring Song

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DG.
  • Sergey Taneyev

    Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 30 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Piers Lane. Ensemble: Goldner String Quartet.
    • Taneyev; Arensky - Piano Quintets.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA.
  • Padre Antonio Soler


    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Los Pajaros Perdidos: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 19.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Prelude in F minor, Op 25

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Gigue)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • CBS.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Lang Lang. Performer: Herbie Hancock. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Axelrod.
    • Sony.


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