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Satie's Gymnopedie No 1, the Women's Voters' Hymn, Roddy Doyle

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

  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Polonaise brillante No 1 in D major, Op 4

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • EMI.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony no. 2 in A minor, Op.55 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Utah Symphony. Director: Thierry Fischer.
    • Hyperion.
  • Kurt Weill

    Je ne t'aime pas

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Performer: Harvard Gimse.
    • Storyteller: Tine Thing Helseth.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 22.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in D Major, TWV.54:D3

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 1 - 4.
  • Erik Satie

    Gymnopédie no.1 in D major

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Satie: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in F major, Op.46 no.4

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Brahms: Hungarian Dances &Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: Haitink.
    • Philips.
    • 14.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91 (No 3)

    Performer: Hugh Bean. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Dances: Philharmonia, Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Traditional Cornish


    Singer: Brenda Wootton.
    • Keltia Musique.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies, John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 8.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Ave Maria

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Big Rhap

    Conductor: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
    • ABC.
  • Ethel Smyth

    March of the Women

    Performer: Eiddwen Harrhy. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • VC7590222.
    • 9.
  • Hubert Parry


    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Connie Shih.
    • BIS.
    • BIS-2312.
    • 6.
  • Hubert Parry


    Performer: Amanda Roocroft. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
    • CHAN10740.
    • 13.
  • Claude Debussy

    Minstrels (Preludes, Book 1)

    Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • NAXOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 arr Avital

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Shalev Ad-El. Performer: Ophira Zakai. Performer: Ira Givol. Orchestra: Potsdam Chamber Academy.
    • Avi Avital Bach.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri for strings, harp and organ, Op 70

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Elgar: Elgar's Music in Wartime: BBC Concert Orchestra/John Wilson.
    • Somm.
    • 3.
  • Bill Evans

    Peace Piece

    Performer: Bill Evans.
    • Everybody Digs Bill Evans.
    • Riverside.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in E major, Op 54 No 3 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet.
    • Sacconi Quartet.
    • Sacconi Records.
    • 11.
  • Ernest John Moeran

    The White Mountain

    Performer: Una Hunt.
    • Moeran: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Una Hunt.
    • ASV.
    • 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D major Op.35 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Decca.
  • Thom Yorke

    Pyramid Song

    Music Arranger: Geoff Lawson. Ensemble: VOCES8.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D minor RV.566

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
    • Italian Concertos: Concerto Koln.
    • Capriccio.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Mahler: Kindertotenlieder - 5 Rückertlieder - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Traditional Sephardic

    Madre de la gracia

    Director: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI.
    • Dimitrie Cantemir, Istanbul "The Book of the Science of Music...": Hesperion XXI.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 13.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    French Suite No 6 in E major, BWV 817 (Gigue)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • J.S.Bach: The French Suites: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Singer: Members of the Mercury Opera Rochester. Orchestra: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Seaman.
    • Harmonia Mundi.


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