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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Celia Imrie, Monkey Glands, Sound the Trumpet

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Glazunov

    Symphony No 4 in E flat major, Op 48 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Anisimov.
    • The Best of Glazunov.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Carl Orff

    Street Song (Schulwerk)

    Composer: Gunild Keetman. Ensemble: Unnamed Ensemble. Conductor: Carl Orff.
    • Musica Poetica – Orff Schulwerk.
    • RCA.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lute Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: V. Gavotte I & II

    Performer: Franz Halász.
    • J.S. Bach: The Lute Suites.
    • BIS.
    • 105.
  • Hector Berlioz


    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Chandos.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Lyrical Waltz (Dances of the Dolls)

    Orchestrator: Tamás Batiashvili. Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Echoes of Time: Lisa Batiashvili/Symphonieorchester des Beyerischen Rundfunks.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sound the trumpet (Come ye sons of art)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Singer: Christophe Dumaux. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • William Sterndale Bennett

    Caprice in E major for piano and orchestra, Op 22

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Director: Howard Shelley. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sterndale Bennett; Bache - Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Johann Wilhelm Wilms

    Symphonie à grand orchestre No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 23: IV. Rondo (Arr. J. Althuis

    Composer: Jelte Althuis. Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet.
    • Hidden Gems.
    • 801.
  • Francis Poulenc


    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud - Autograph.
    • Erato.
    • 19.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sound the trumpet (Come ye sons of art)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Singer: Christophe Dumaux. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: IV. Vivace

    Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Prokofiev: Orchestral Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 104.
  • Anthony Holborne

    Muy Linda

    Ensemble: Barokksolistene. Director: Bjarte Eike.
    • BIS.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Divertimento, Op.9

    Performer: Christopher O'Neal. Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Deux-Elles.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Fanfare for St Edmundsbury

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • LONDON.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light divine (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • EMI.
  • Gerald Finzi

    God is gone up

    Performer: Christopher Whitton. Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Christopher Robinson.
    • NAXOS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in F major, Op 74 No 2 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op.74.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Uuno Klami

    Force 3 (Sea Pictures)

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • Sakari, Petri:Orchestra; Works/ UUNO KLAMI.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 12.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile: Credo

    Singer: Angela Maria Blasi. Singer: Dietrich Henschel. Singer: Christian Elsner. Choir: Munich Motet Choir. Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker. Conductor: Hans Rudolf Zöbeley.
    • Sacred Masterpieces Stuttgart Gachinger Kantorei, Stuttgart Bach Collegium, Rill.
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 2303.
  • Trad.

    Italian rant

    Music Arranger: Žak Ozmo. Music Arranger: John Playford. Ensemble: L'Avventura London. Director: Žak Ozmo.
    • An Italian Rant! L'Avventura London.
    • Opella Nova.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Trio No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 21, B. 51: III. Allegretto scherzando

    Ensemble: Tempest Trio.
    • Dvořák: Piano Trios, Vol. 2 – Nos. 1 & 2.
    • Naxos.
    • 103.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sicilienne, Op.78

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • Fauré: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Träd

    Clychau'r Hen Wlad

    Performer: Robin Huw Bowen.
    • Sain.
  • Peter Warlock

    The Cricketers of Hambledon

    Performer: Norman Bailey. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons.
    • Decca.
  • Ina Boyle

    Concerto for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Benjamin Baker. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Ina Boyle - Overture - Symphony No.1 - Psalm.
    • Dutton.
    • 2.


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