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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: The World's Worst Orchestra

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music making of the British Isles.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Country Gardens

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • John Dowland

    A Fancy

    Performer: Bernhard Hofstötter.
    • TYXart.
  • Richard Wagner

    Albumblätt für Frau Betty Schott

    Performer: Llŷr Williams.
    • Signum.
  • Eric Coates

    The Three Elizabeths - suite; No 3: Youth of Britain (The Princess Elizabeth)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Reginald Kilbey.
    • Classics for Pleasure.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in B flat major, K 240

    Orchestra: Consortium Classicum.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 9.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • Fanny Hensel

    August (The Year)

    Performer: Lauma Skride.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau Lyre.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Introduction and Variations on 'Di tanti palpiti'

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • TELDEC.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Overture)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Naive.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Impromptu in A flat major, Op 29

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin - The Piano Works, Preludes and Impromptus.
    • DECCA.
    • 27.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.4: 4th movement

    Singer: Lucia Popp. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'

    Ensemble: Trio Fontenay.
    • Teldec.
  • George Gershwin

    Variations on 'I got rhythm' for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Orion Weiss. Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Gershwin: Piano Concerto: Weiss/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/Falletta.
    • NAXOS.
    • 005.


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