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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Vegetarianism, Roddy Doyle, Liszt's Orpheus

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, 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

  • Franz Schubert

    Overture in C major D.591 (in the Italian style)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev


    Performer: Nicholas Walker.
    • Balakirev: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 4.
    • 5.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Eternal Light: Elin Manahan-Thomas.
    • Heliodor.
    • 3.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Sextet in C minor, Op.40 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Les Vents Français. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • Winds & Piano.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 6.
  • Franz Liszt

    Orpheus - symphonic poem S.98

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Sancte Deus, sancte fortis

    Ensemble: The Cardinall’s Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Fugal Concerto, Op 40 No 2

    Performer: Ruth Bolister. Performer: Kate Hill. Orchestra: Elgar Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
    • English Oboe Concertos.
    • ASV.
    • 005.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in B minor, Kk.87

    Music Arranger: Jacques Loussier. Ensemble: Jacques Loussier Trio.
    • Baroque Favourites: Jacques Loussier Trio.
    • Telarc.
    • 6.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Scherzo (Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op 42)

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35 etc: Julia Fischer.
    • Pentatone.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet for piano (D667) in A 'Trout', 4th mvt; Thema (Andantino)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Pamela Frank. Performer: Rebecca Young. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Edgar Meyer.
  • Franz Schubert

    No.2 in A flat major from 4 Impromptus D.935, Op.142

    Performer: Emanuel Ax.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La gazza ladra [The Thieving Magpie]: Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Canario (Fantasía para un gentilhombre)

    Performer: Narciso Yepes. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Luis Antonio García Navarro.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L'Orfeo (Toccata)

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)

    Conductor: Jesús López Cobos. Orchestra: Orquesta sinfónica de Madrid.
    • Gluck: Orfée et Euridice: Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid, Jesus Lopez-Cobos.
    • Decca.
    • 27.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto per flauto No. 7 in D minor

    Performer: Maurice Steger. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Laurence Cummings.
    • Mr. Corelli In London.
    • 17-20.
  • Nino Rota

    Amarcord - La gradisca e il principe

    Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Savina.
    • CAM.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Salve Regina (Sacri Musicali Affetti, Book 1)

    Singer: María Cristina Kiehr. Ensemble: Concerto Soave.
    • Barbara Strozzi.
    • l'empreinte digitale.
    • 1-2.
  • Michael Nyman

    If (from The Diary of Anne Frank)

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: John Harle. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Jessica Cottis.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in F major, K 247 - 1st movement, Allegro

    Ensemble: The Gaudier Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Divertimenti K247 & K334: The Gaudier Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Polonaise No 3 in E major for piano duet, D 599

    Performer: Yaara Tal. Performer: Andreas Groethuysen.
    • Schubert - Four Polonaises, D.599 No. 3 in E major.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres vers for 12 cellos

    Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • ECM.
  • Thomas Adès

    Les amusements (Three Studies from Couperin)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • Ades: Tevot, Violin Concerto, Three Studies.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
    • EMI.


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