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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Birtwistle's Panic, Frank Skinner, Debussy's Rondes de Printemps

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music presented Ian Skelly. Our guest this week is broadcaster, writer and comedian Frank Skinner.

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 writer, actor, comedian and presenter Frank Skinner.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)

    Orchestra: New Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Verdi: Choruses, Overtures, Ballet Music: Muti.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Muzio Clementi

    Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Op.12'1: I. Presto

    Performer: Sun-A Park.
    • Clementi: Keyboard Sonatas.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Mazurek for violin and orchestra, op.49

    Performer: Jan Mracek. Orchestra: Český národní symfonický orchestr. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Onyx.
  • Caroline Shaw

    Cant voi l'aube

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Ensemble: Brooklyn Rider.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rondes de printemps (Images)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in D major, BWV 532 transc for piano

    Performer: Nikolai Demidenko.
    • J.S.Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 02 - Ferruccio Busoni: Demidenko.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Alissa Firsova

    Stabat Mater

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Spirit, Strength & Sorrow.
    • Coro.
    • 2.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian March (Prince Igor)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Tchaikovsky 1812 - Borodin - Glinka - And More - Kirov Orchestra - Gergiev.
    • Phillips.
    • 5.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in E minor, RV 134

    Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90. Conductor: Simon Standage.
    • Vivaldi: String Concertos, Vol. 3 - Collegium Musicum 90/Standage.
    • Chandos.
  • Thomas Arne

    Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)

    Singer: Gerald Finley. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Panic

    Performer: John Harle. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Decca.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Sinfonietta in B major, Op 5 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Korngold: Sinfonietta: Andrew Litton.
    • Dorian.
    • 2.
  • Marc-André Hamelin

    Etude No 6, 'Omaggio à Domenico Scarlatti'

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Kaleidoscope: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird: Round Dance Of The Princesses / The Princesses' Khorovod

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • Channel.
  • Richard Strauss

    Frühling (Four Last Songs)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Houston Symphony. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • The Opera Album 2002.
    • Virgin.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartettsatz in C minor

    Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • DG.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Orpheus Britannicus (Why should men quarrel?)

    Singer: Neil Mackie. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • Britten: Serenade etc: Neil Mackie/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Bedford.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • George Gershwin

    Second Rhapsody

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon septimi toni à 8

    Performer: London Symphony Brass. Director: Eric Crees.
    • Gabrieli: Music for Brass Vol.3.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Rhapsody (Dies Natalis)

    Singer: Wilfred Brown. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Finzi.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 1 for piano duet

    Performer: Alfons Kontarsky. Performer: Aloys Kontarsky.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio for violin and orchestra, K. 261

    Performer: Noa Wildschut. Orchestra: Nederlands Kamerorkest. Conductor: Gordan Nikolitch.
    • Warner.
  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Sinfonia In C Major for 4 trumpets, strings and continuo (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima.
    • The Italian Job.
    • Avie.
    • 23.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Galanta

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Antal Dorati Conducts Kodaly Hary Janos Suite Bartok Hungarian Sketches and Roum.

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