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Roddy Doyle, Verdi's La Forza del Destino, Henryson meets Aesop

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

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in G major, Op 129, 'Rage over a lost penny'

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin.
    • Bach-Bussoni - Chaconne, Beethoven - Rondos: Evgeny Kissin.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Coronation March, Op. 65

    Conductor: Paul McCreesh. Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players.
    • An English Coronation, 1902-1953.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto Grosso No 11 in E major after Corelli

    Performer: David Plantier. Performer: Olivia Centurioni. Ensemble: Ensemble 415. Director: Chiara Banchini.
    • Italiane Baroque.
    • Zig-Zag Territories.
    • 18-22.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Summa arr Wesly

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet.
    • William Byrd/Arvo Part: Calefax Reed Quintet.
    • MDG.
    • 12.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La forza del destino: Overture

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Foday Musa Suso

    Tilliboyo [Sunset]

    Performer: Foday Musa Suso. Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Alonso Lobo

    Versa Est In Luctum

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op 28

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Janine Jansen.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Tarquinio Merula

    Canzon seconda 'La Lusignuola'

    Ensemble: Sirena Recorder Quartet.
    • BIS.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Rondo in D minor, Wq 61 No 4

    Performer: Danny Driver.
    • CPE Bach: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2: Danny Driver.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Amy Beach

    Scottish legend for piano, Op 54 No 1

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Neglected Works For Piano.
    • db Productions.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat major, Op 26

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • EMI.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1, 2, 3 & 4: Oslo PO, Mariss Jansons.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • William Byrd

    Vigilate for 5 voices

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Vigilate! Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 9.
  • Enrique Granados

    Andaluza (Danzas españolas Set 2)

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • Milos - The Guitar.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 16.
  • Charles Mingus


    Performer: Charles Mingus Band.
    • Atlantic.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435

    Conductor: Maurice Steger. Ensemble: La Cetra.
    • Mr Handel's Dinner.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 131.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    String Quartet No 2 in E flat major, Op 26 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Korngold: The String Quartets: Doric String Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ellens Gesang, D 839 'Ave Maria' transc Liszt

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
    • DECCA.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Russian Overture, Op 72

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Walter Weller.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata No 1 in G minor for violin solo, BWV 1001

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova.
    • Hyperion.
  • Carl Orff

    O Fortuna (Carmina burana)

    Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • The Best BBC Proms Album in the World... Ever!.
    • Virgin.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 24 in B flat major, K 182

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Dacapo.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Sextet No.1 in B Flat major, op.18 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Christoph Koncz. Performer: Marie Chilemme. Performer: Gérard Caussé. Performer: Clemens Hagen. Performer: Gautier Capuçon.
    • ERATO.


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