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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: The Shetland Bus, Barber's Adagio

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

    Performer: Chris Thile. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Edgar Meyer.
    • YO-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer's Bach Trios.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 005.
  • Sergey Taneyev

    Concert Suite, Op. 28 - 5th mvt Tarantella

    Performer: Annelle K. Gregory. Orchestra: Kiev Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky.
    • Taneyev: Concert Suite, Op. 28 - Rimsky-Korsakov: Concert Fantasia on Russian Th.
    • Naxos.
    • 105.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Laudate Dominum à 8

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Flight of Angels.
    • Coro.
    • 5.
  • Michael Daugherty

    Sunset Strip - 7AM

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Naxos.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio for Strings

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • BIS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Bagatelle for 2 violins, cello and harmonium, Op 47 No 5

    Performer: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Performer: Károly Schranz. Performer: Gábor Ormai. Performer: András Fejér. Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Dvorak: String Quartets: Takacs Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Gaspar Sanz


    Music Arranger: Yaniv d'Or. Singer: Yaniv d'Or. Ensemble: Ensemble NAYA. Ensemble: Barrocade. Conductor: Amit Tiefenbrunn.
    • Latino Ladino.
    • Naxos.
    • 014.
  • Nino Rota

    La Dolce Vita Suite (excerpts)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Orchestra: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in B flat major, Op 7 No 1

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Chopin: Mazurkas - 1, Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Helios.
    • 5.
  • Hannah Peel

    Sunrise through the Dusty Nebula

    Ensemble: Tubular Brass. Conductor: Sandy Smith.
    • My Own Pleasure.
  • Klaus Egge

    Symphony No 1, Op 17 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Karsten Andersen.
    • Aurora.
  • Lá Lugh

    Shetland Bus Waltz

    • Claddagh Records.
  • Bethany Reid & Jenna Reid

    Escape / The Double Cross

    • Escape: The story of Jan Baalsrud and the Shetland Bus.
    • Lofoten Records.
    • 003.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Carlo il Calvo (Overture)

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • El Maestro - Farinelli.
    • Archiv.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat major, K 271 - 3rd movement, Rondeau (Presto – menuetto – presto)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 18: Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsn.
    • EMI.
  • Thomas Adès

    Arcadiana (O Albion)

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • ECM New Series.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts)

    Music Arranger: Kronos Quartet. Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod (Enigma Variations, Op. 36)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Shallow Waters

    Performer: Susan Tomes.
    • Loose Elbows - Susan Tomes plays the piano music of Billy Mayerl.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 19.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Dell'aura al sussurrar (Dorilla in Tempe)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 'Organ Symphony' (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Olivier Latry. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Barber, Poulenc, Saint-Saens: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eschenbach.
    • Ondine.
    • 12.


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