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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: The Cave of the Golden Calf, Janáček's Sinfonietta

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    French Overture, BWV.831: Overture

    Performer: Nils Anders Mortensen.
    • Lawo.
  • William Walton

    Praise ye (Belshazzar's Feast)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
    • Warner Apex.
  • William Walton

    Thus in Babylon (Belshazzar's Feast)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
    • Warner Apex.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake (Russian Dance)

    Performer: Alexander Markovich. Performer: Alexander Markov.
    • Tchaikovsky: Favourite pieces for violin and piano.
    • Apex.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ch'io mi scordi di te?, K.505

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Performer: Jos van Immerseel. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Street Leading to the Castle (Sinfonietta)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Janacek: Sinfonietta/Taras Bulba: Wiener Philharmoniker/Mackerras.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Clara Schumann

    Soirées musicales, Op. 6: IV. Ballade

    Performer: Marie Vermeulin.
    • Clara & Robert Schumann.
    • Paraty.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    La muse et le poète, Op 132

    Performer: Ulf Hoelscher. Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum. Conductor: Pierre Dervaux. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Brilliant Classics.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto à 5 in F major, Op 9 No 3

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Decca.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Ballade in C minor Op.73

    Performer: Malin Broman. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet, Clarinet Quintet.
    • HYPERION.
    • 5.
  • Aaron Copland

    Symphony No. 3: 4th mvt Fanfare

    Orchestra: Oregon Symphony. Conductor: Carlos Kalmar.
    • Pentatone: PTC 5186 481.
    • Pentatone.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in E major D353 (1st movement)

    Ensemble: Allegri String Quartet.
    • Schubert: String Quartets D887 & D353.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ritual Dance of the Ancestors; Sacrificial Dance (The Rite of Spring)

    Orchestra: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Conductor: Péter Eötvös.
    • BMC.

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