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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Saariaho's Graal Théâtre, 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.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gustav Holst

    A Moorside Suite (March)

    Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Garry Cutt.
    • Brass from the Masters, Vol.2: Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band, Parkes, Cutt.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    15 Sinfonias: No. 7 in E Minor, BWV 793

    Performer: Diana Boyle.
    • Bach: Works for Keyboard.
    • Divine Art.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    15 Sinfonias: No. 6 in E Major, BWV 792

    Performer: Diana Boyle.
    • Bach: Works for Keyboard.
    • Divine Art.
    • 13.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio (I Capuleti e i Montecchi)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Singer: Edgaras Montividas. Singer: Nabil Suliman. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Chorus. Conductor: Kazushi Ono.
    • Diva Divo - Opera Arias: Joyce DiDonato.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides, Op 26

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mendelssohn: Overtures: LSO/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Violin Sonata in G major (2nd mvt, 'Blues')

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Beau Soir: Janine Jansen/Itamar Golan.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Alice Mary Smith

    Andante

    Performer: Angela Malsbury. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Alice Mary Smith: Symphonies: Malsbury, LMP, Shelley.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Alice Mary Smith

    Andante

    Performer: Angela Malsbury. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Alice Mary Smith: Symphonies: Malsbury, LMP, Shelley.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus Tuus

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • UNIVERSAL.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Caprice viennois, Op 2

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, Kk.141

    Performer: Christophe Rousset.
    • DECCA.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Io

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Finlandia.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Graal theatre - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Château de l'âme.
    • Sony.
    • 01.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Spring Song, Op 16

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Johnson over Jordan (Spider Dance - The Spider and the Fly)

    Music Arranger: Paul Hindmarsh. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • Piano Concerto.
    • NAXOS.
    • 10.
  • William Byrd

    Vigilate for 5 voices

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Vigilate! Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    A Musical Joke, K 522 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart: A Little Light Music.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115: III. Andantino

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
    • Bruce: Gumboots - Brahms: Clarinet Quintet.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 8.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Concerto for piano and orchestra (Op.16) in A minor, 3rd mvt; Allegro moderato..

    Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina. Performer: Peter Sommerer. Orchestra: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester.
    • Hanssler Classic.
  • John Lennon

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Performer: Chris Hill. Music Arranger: Anoushka Shankar.
    • Mercury Classics.
  • William Harris

    Bring us, O Lord God

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • César Franck

    Sommeil de Psyche: Lento (Psyche - poeme symphonique)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • DG.
  • George Gershwin

    Three Preludes

    Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Gershwin : The 1920's & the 1930's: Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Kuriose Geschichte, Op 15 No 2 (Kinderszenen)

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in D major, HWV 341

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Purcell, Handel: Sound the Trumpet: Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock.
    • EMI Classics.

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