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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Elgar’s Where Corals Lie, Celia Imrie, Patient Dating

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly.

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 actress and author Celia Imrie

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

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Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in F major H.18.3 - 3rd mvt (arr.for accordion)

    Performer: Vivianne Chassot. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel.
    • Sony.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Bacchanale (Samson et Dalila)

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony/Danse Macabre: Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Franz Liszt

    Sposalizio (from Années de pèlerinage, book 2)

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • Liszt: Années de pèlerinage II, S.161.
    • Orfeo.
    • 1.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    The Sledge (The Story of an Unknown Actor)

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Frank Strobel.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia de L'Olimpiade, RV 725

    Ensemble: Orfeo 55. Director: Nathalie Stutzmann.
    • Vivaldi: Prima Donna.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15-17.
  • Edward Elgar

    Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto/Sea Pictures: Du Pre/Baker/LSO/Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major K.488 - 3rd movement, Allegro assai

    Performer: Simone Dinnerstein. Orchestra: Havana Lyceum Orchestra. Conductor: José Antonio Méndez Padrón.
    • Mozart In Havana.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Gloria (Magnificat in C major)

    Choir: The King’s Singers. Ensemble: Charivari Agréable. Director: Kah-Ming Ng.
    • Pachelbel Vespers; The King's Singers / Charivari Agreable.
    • Signum.
    • 12.
  • Aidan O'Rourke

    "Jack" His Mother Says One Day, "That Auld Dug Has Had It"

    Performer: Aidan O'Rourke. Performer: Kit Downes.
    • reveal.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite: III. Alla Marcia

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Kafi Zila (Symphony)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Murphy.
    • Ravi Shankar Symphony.
    • LPO.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 9 in C major, D 944, 'Great' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos 8 & 9, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Lagoon - from Beneath The 12 Mile Reef

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • London.
  • Granville Bantock

    Song to the Seals

    Music Arranger: Stephen Hough. Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Grace Williams

    Calm Sea in Summer (Sea Sketches)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • Lyrita.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Introduction and Tarantelle, Op 43

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • EMI.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld)

    Conductor: Erich Kunzel. Orchestra: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
    • William Tell and other favourites: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Kunzel.
    • Telarc.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in G major, H XV 25, 'Gypsy' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios Nos. 24-27: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips Classics.
    • 006.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony No 4, 'The Inextinguishable' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; Sir Colin Davis, LSO.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Re-invention No.1

    Music Arranger: Elena Kats‐Chernin. Performer: Genevieve Lacey. Ensemble: Flinders Quartet.
    • Reinventions.
    • ABC Classics.
    • 1.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche, Op 165b

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
    • Poulenc: Music for 2 Pianos: Katia & Marielle Labeque.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Voi ch'ascoltate in rime sparse (Selva morale e spirituale)

    Director: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale Vol.1: The Sixteen/Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.6 - 2nd mvt 'Andante moderato'

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9.
    • Lso Live.
    • 2.
  • Thomas Dunhill

    The Cloths of Heaven, op.30 no.3

    Singer: Janet Baker. Performer: Martin Isepp.
  • Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Vitae Aeternum

    Ensemble: Black Dyke Band. Director: Nicholas Childs.
    • Doyen.


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