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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Holst’s Military Band Suite No 1, Strange Historical Deaths, Celia Imrie

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

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
    • The Exquisite Hour.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 009.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento (K.138) in F major

    Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata.
    • Chandos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in F minor, Op.55/1

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • NIFC.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in F minor, Op.55/2

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • NIFC.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Sonata in E minor, Op 3 No 6

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Göran Söllscher.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite for Military Band, Op.28 No.1

    Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Trio sonata no. 3 in D major

    Ensemble: The Bach Players.
    • Coviello.
  • Claude Debussy

    Les parfums de la nuit (Ibéria)

    Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565

    Performer: Robert Quinney.
    • CORO.
  • Franz Schubert

    Standchen (after Schubert)

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
    • Mendelssohn etc: Songs without words: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Romeo og Juliet, Op 18

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Svendsen: Orchestral Works Vol. 1: Thorsen / BPO / Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Moorside Suite for brass band

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Garry Cutt.
    • Chandos.
  • Thomas Newman

    Second Best Exotic

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Capriccio italien, Op 45

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Classic FM.
  • William Schuman

    To all, to each (3 Carols of Death)

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
    • Bernstein/Copland: Chichester Psalms/In the beginning: Cleobury.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Violin Sonata in D major, D 384, 'Sonatina'

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Elegy for Orchestra, Op.20, 'The Fall of the Leaf'

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • Florence Price

    Dances in the Canebrakes

    Performer: Althea Waites.
    • CAMBRIA.
  • George Enescu

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, Op 27, 'Villageoise' (5th mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • Chandos.

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