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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Clare Balding, Schindler's List, Haydn's Razor Quartet

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music presented by Ian Skelly. Ian's guest this week is broadcaster and writer Clare Balding.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the broadcaster and writer Clare Balding.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Masquerade Suite (Waltz)

    Orchestra: St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd.
    • The Great Waltzes.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Johann Michael Bach

    Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Director: Lionel Meunier.
    • Ricercar.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Songs without words, Op.19 No.1 in E major

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • SONY.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro, Op 70

    Performer: Marcello Rota. Performer: Daniel Lévi.
    • EDELWEISS.
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks

    Promenade (Etruscan Concerto)

    Performer: Caroline Almonte. Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Mills.
    • ABC.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet Op.55'2 "Razor" (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: London Haydn Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55.
    • Hyperion.
    • 008.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 1

    Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Virgin.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon

    Performer: Gareth Hulse. Performer: Ursula Leveaux. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • HYPERION.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    3 Dance episodes from 'On the town'

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Frühlingstraum (Winterreise)

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Richard Strauss

    Romanze, TRV 80

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Strauss: Concertante Works.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 005.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Gallop from The Nose

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • Praga.
  • Kurt Weill

    The Ballad of Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Bryn Terfel: Bad Boys; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet for strings (Op.76`4) in B flat major "Sunrise", 1st mvt; Allegro con spirito

    Performer: Takács Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets, op. 76 4-6.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Irene Sankoff

    Come From Away: 3. Blankets and bedding

    Composer: David Hein. Lyricist: Irene Sankoff. Lyricist: David Hein. Ensemble: Members of the Cast.
    • Molly Records.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 277, 'Il favorito'

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Onyx.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Waltz in A flat major, Op.38

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Magnificat in C major

    Singer: Joélle Harvey. Singer: Olivia Vermeulen. Singer: Thomas Walker. Singer: Thomas E. Bauer. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Bach Magnificats.
    • Hyperion.
    • 012.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concertone in C, K.190: 2) Andante grazioso

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • DG.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Oceanides

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Peteris Vasks

    The Fruit of Silence

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Orchestra: Sinfonietta Rīga. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • Vasks: Laudate Dominum.
    • Ondine.
    • 5.

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