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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Soler's Fandango, Liszt's Irish Extravaganza

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly.

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0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starter is Soler's Spanish-infused Fandango, arranged for ensemble by Christina Pluhar. Other highlights include a piano concerto by German Romantic Emilie Mayer, and Vaughan Williams's tune-packed overture to The Wasps.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Folk Festival (The Gadfly)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • The Film Music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Vol.2: BBC Phil, Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Ernest Bloch

    Prayer

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 531

    • Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 3.
    • BIS.
    • 102.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Quartet No 2 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Borodin; Smetana - String Quartets.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Eva Dell'Acqua

    Villanelle

    Singer: Edita Gruberová. Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn.
    • Orfeo.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Fandango

    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Los Pajaros Perdidos: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 19.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 8,15,27 & 30: Jonathan Biss.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Imperial March

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes.
    • Sullivan: Irish Symphony, Imperial March, Victoria and Merrie England & In Memor.
    • CPO.
    • 201.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    The Spheres - Kyrie from Sunrise Mass

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of London. Director: Nigel Short.
    • Ola Gjeilo.
    • Decca.
    • 002.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Carnival Overture, Op 92

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Sony.
  • Emilie Mayer

    Piano Concerto in B flat major: I. Allegro

    Conductor: Sebastian Tewinkel. Orchestra: Neubrandenburger Philharmonie.
    • Mayer: Symphony No. 4, Piano Concerto, String Quartet & Piano Sonata.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 201.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Quintet No 4 in D major, G 448 (Fandango)

    Performer: Carles Trepat. Performer: David Tummer. Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Boccherini: La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 15.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in G major op 37 no 2

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • LINN.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.

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