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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Frank Skinner, Vaughan Williams' Running Set, Ades' Powder her Face

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

  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Claire Jones. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Watkins.
    • Signum.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Marche des Combattants en rondeau (Alceste)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Impromptu No.3 in A flat, Op.34

    Performer: Jean‐Philippe Collard.
  • Friedrich Gernsheim

    String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 51: III. Andante molto cantabile

    Ensemble: Diogenes Quartett.
    • Gernsheim: String Quartets, Vol. 1.
    • CPO.
    • 103.
  • Anon.


    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Villancicos y danzas criollas 1550-1750: Hesperion XXI/Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 10.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Running Set

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Naxos.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Overture on Hebrew Themes

    Performer: Annelien Van Wauwe. Performer: Shirely Laub. Performer: Samuel Nemtanu. Performer: Marc Sabbah. Performer: Bruno Philippe. Performer: Lucas Blondeel.
    • Weinberg - Prokofiev.
    • GENUIN.
    • 8.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra mai fu (Serse)

    Singer: Valer Barna-Sabadus. Performer: Doron Sherwin. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Erato.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet 2nd mvt, Assez vif, très rythmé

    Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 6.
  • Claude Debussy

    Passepied (Suite bergamasque)

    Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • AVIE.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Running Set

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Naxos.
  • Tielman Susato

    4 Dances from Danserye

    Music Arranger: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • Thomas Adès

    Powder her Face

    Ensemble: Almeida Ensemble. Conductor: Thomas Adès. Singer: Valdine Anderson. Singer: Niall Morris.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 4 in A minor, Op 23 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • Beethoven, The Complete Sonatas For Violin And Piano: Capucon, Braley.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 16.
  • Percy Grainger

    Scotch Strathspey and Reel

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites.
    • Chandos.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Welsh Dances Suite No 1, Op 15

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Lyita.
  • Will Gregory

    High Life

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ellipsos.
    • United Colors.
    • NoMadMusic.
    • 102.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Sextet for oboe, horns, violin, cello and keyboard (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • J.C. Bach: 3 Quintette; Sextett.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 119

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • RCA.
  • Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria

    Telestri Regina delle Amazzoni (Sinfonia)

    Ensemble: Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. Director: Daniel Deuter.
    • Talestri - Commedia per Musica.
    • KammerTon.
    • 1-3.
  • George Gershwin


    Performer: Nash Ensemble.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and fugue in G major BWV.541 for organ

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • EMI.
  • Wilhelm Peterson‐Berger

    Frösöblomster I, for Piano, Op. 16: III. Lawn Tennis

    Performer: Stig Ribbing.
    • The Sound of Scandinavia.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 312.
  • Franz Lehár

    Ballsirenen-Walzer (The Merry Widow)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Vienna Soiree.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.


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