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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Gorecki's Third Symphony, Britten's Storm from Peter Grimes, Clare Balding

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.

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Music Played

  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Wedding Waltz (The Veil of the Pierrette)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Dohnanyi: The Veil of Pierrette etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 21.
  • Claude Debussy

    L' Isle joyeuse for piano

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Debussy: Suite bergamasque.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Concerto for String Orchestra: Vivo

    Conductor: Wolfgang Hentrich. Orchestra: Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie.
    • Alma!.
    • Genuin.
    • 8.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Ave maris stella

    Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Martin Baker.
    • James Macmillan: Tenebrae Responsories: Westminster Cathedral Choir/Baker.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 39 in E flat major, K 543 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39 & 41: Sir Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Dawn)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • George Enescu

    Cantabile and Presto

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Café au lait: Music for Flute and Piano.
    • Bis.
    • 4-5.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons Op 67:Summer

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Steven Stucky

    O Sacrum Convivium

    Performer: ORA. Performer: Suzie Digby.
    • Many Are the Wonders.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Valse carnavalesque for two pianos, Op 73

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Performer: Peter Jablonski.
    • DG.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Chaconne (Dardanus - suite)

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest HWV.258

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 447280-2.
    • 1.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Symphony No. 3 (extracts)

    Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559-79282-2.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Tempest (Act 4: Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Sullivan.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Harold Arlen

    Stormy Weather

    Performer: André Previn. Performer: David Finck. Singer: Sylvia McNair.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Frank Bridge

    The Sea

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works Vol.2.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9-12.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Le Jazz

    Choir: Sbor Lubomíra Pánka. Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Zbyněk Vostřák.
    • Supraphon.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    To the green meadow; An acre of land (Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Martin Yates.
    • DUTTON.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Schubert: Impromptus, Op. 90 & 142; Murray Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Makropoulos Case (Overture)

    Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in D major, H.15.8

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Little Suite for Brass Band No 1 (Siciliano)

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
    • Arnold on brass: Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Howarth/Arnold.
    • Conifer.
    • 18.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Kathryn Stott. Ensemble: Hermitage String Trio.
    • Faure: Piano Quartets etc.: Stott, The Hermitage String Trio.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    'Revenge, Timotheus cries' (Alexander's Feast)

    Singer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • HYPERION.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    24 Preludes in Jazz Style Op.53: No.17

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • HYPERION.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Dvorak: Symphonies no. 7 & 8: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Jansons.
    • EMI.

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