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Gounod's Jewel Song, Roddy Doyle, Samir's Open Source Drug Discovery,

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, with guest, the novelist Roddy Doyle.

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 novelist Roddy Doyle

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Lloyd

    John Socman (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: George Lloyd.
    • George Lloyd: Overture: John Socman.
    • Troy.
    • 1.
  • Friedrich Gulda

    Concerto for Cello & Wind Orchestra: II. Idyll

    Performer: Jakob Spahn. Orchestra: Orchestra Academy of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Conductor: Stephan Frucht.
    • Tchaikovsky & Gulda: Cello Concertos.
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 102.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 5 in B flat major, (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8: OAE, Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 4.
  • Théodore Dubois

    Toccata in G major (12 Pieces for organ)

    Performer: Joseph Nolan.
    • The Organ of Buckingham Palace Ballroom.
    • Signum Records.
    • 5.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris (Faust)

    Singer: Sumi Jo. Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Giuliano Carella.
    • Les bijoux, French arias: Sumi Jo/English Chamber Orchestra/Carella.
    • Erato.
  • Johann Joseph Fux

    Intrada in C major

    Performer: Gottfried von der Goltz. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Carus.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major op.60 for piano

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Benjamin Grosvenor: Homages.
    • Decca.
    • 009.
  • Fernando Sor

    Introduction & Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9

    • The Guitar.
    • Sono Luminus.
    • 301.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris (Faust)

    Singer: Sumi Jo. Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Giuliano Carella.
    • Les bijoux, French arias: Sumi Jo/English Chamber Orchestra/Carella.
    • Erato.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quintet in E flat major for piano and wind, Op 16 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Éric Le Sage. Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
  • Anonymous

    Bouree d'Avignonez

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Gustav Holst

    Jupiter (The Planets)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Holst: The Planets Suite.
    • Chandos.
    • 013.
  • Michio Miyagi

    Haru no umi [The sea in spring]

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Naoko Yoshino.
    • Philips.
  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Intermezzo No 2 (Suite 'The Jewels of the Madonna')

    Performer: Christine Messiter. Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures & Intermezzi: Academy of St. Martin in the Field/Marrine.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - Glitter and be gay

    Singer: Barbara Cook. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Samuel Krachmalnick.
    • Sony.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Novelettes for string quartet, Op 15 (No 4, 'Valse')

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Teldec.
  • Turlough O'Carolan

    Tune No 176

    Ensemble: Quadriga Consort.
    • On a cold winter's day.
    • Carpe Diem.
    • 4.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Masques et bergamasques

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
  • Godfrey Keller

    Ciaccona in G Major

    Ensemble: Ensemble Diderot. Conductor: Johannes Pramsohler.
    • The London Album.
    • Audax Records.
    • 115.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Feria (Rapsodie espagnole for two pianos)

    Performer: Sergio Tiempo. Performer: Karin Lechner.
    • EMI.
  • David Bedford

    Symphony No 1 (Presto)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Bedford.
    • NMC.
    • 4.
  • Ólafur Arnalds


    Orchestra: London Recording Orchestra.
    • Mercury KX.
  • Gavin Bryars


    Ensemble: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Duo in G major for violin and viola, K 423 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Jane Rogers.
    • Mozart & M Haydn: Duo Sonatas.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2: Andras Schiff.
    • ECM.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 4 (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Warner.


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