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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Lemn Sissay, Bainton's And I Saw a New Heaven, Lorenzo and Maharajah

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

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.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Intermezzo No 2 (Suite 'The Jewels of the Madonna')

    Performer: Christine Messiter. Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures & Intermezzi: Academy of St. Martin in the Field/Marrine.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Johannes Brahms

    2 Songs, Op. 91: No. 2, Geistliches Wiegenlied

    Performer: Sharon Kam. Performer: Ori Kam. Performer: מתן פורת.
    • Contrasts.
    • Orfeo.
    • 602.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaëton, Op 39

    Performer: Maya Iwabuchi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Saint-Seans: Orchestral Works: Neemi Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, BWV.848

    Music Arranger: Peter Maxwell Davies. Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Renaissance & Baroque Realisations.
    • Unicorn-Kanchana.
    • 6.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Capricho arabe

    Performer: Carlos Bonell.
    • The Private Collection: Carlos Bonell.
    • Upbeat Classics.
  • Edgar Bainton

    And I saw a new Heaven

    Choir: The Sixteen. Performer: Robert Quinney. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • A New Heaven, The Sixteen.
    • UCJ.
    • 9.
  • Ludwig August Lebrun

    Oboe Concerto No 2 in G minor (3rd)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: Potsdam Chamber Academy.
    • Lost and Found.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sudden Squall

    Performer: Huw Watkins.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Chapel by the Shore

    Performer: Huw Watkins.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Trio for piano and strings(WoO.38)in E flat major,

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Beethoven: The Complete Music for Piano Trio, Vol. 3: Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Edgar Bainton

    And I saw a new Heaven

    Choir: The Sixteen. Performer: Robert Quinney. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • A New Heaven, The Sixteen.
    • UCJ.
    • 9.
  • Claude Debussy

    Tarantelle Styrienne (Danse) orch Ravel

    Music Arranger: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Debussy: Engulfed Cathedral, La Mer.
    • 9.
  • Thomas Keighley


    Performer: Buy As You View Band. Conductor: Robert Childs.
    • Doyen.
  • John Foulds

    Keltic Overture, Op 28

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • J Foulds, Keltic Suite: BBC Concert Orchestra/Corp.
    • Epoch.
    • 1.
  • Anonymous

    Cubanco 7º tom

    Ensemble: Ensemble Banza. Director: Rogério Budasz.
    • Iberian & African-Brazilian Music of the 17th Century.
    • Naxos.
    • 13.
  • William Harris

    Faire is the heaven

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
    • Viri Galilaei: Favourite Anthems from Merton.
    • Delphian.
    • 11.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)

    Choir: MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig. Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Naxos.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Novelettes Nos 1, 2 and 3

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Poulenc: Piano Works: Pascal Roge.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    A Birthday Card for Liz

    Performer: Huw Watkins.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Nuckelavee at the Rock

    Performer: Huw Watkins.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Viktoria Mullova.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos: Viktoria Mullova.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F major (2nd movt)

    Music Arranger: Quatuor Morphing. Ensemble: Quatuor Morphing.
    • Ravel & Mendelssohn.
    • Klarthe.
    • 102.
  • John Barry

    The Beyondness of Things

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: John Barry.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera

    Singer: Grace Davidson. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Vivaldi & Handel.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 401.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in A flat major, Op 33 No 7

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Beethoven: Alfred Brendel plays, vol.4.
    • Vox Box.
    • 15.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No 1

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Hyperion.


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