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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: The Raggle Taggle Gypsies, Lemn Sissay, Beethoven's Rondino for wind octet

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

  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Overture on Three Russian Themes

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72 (Posthumous)

    Performer: Bruno Rigutto.
    • Chopin: Nocturnes.
    • APARTE.
    • 1.
  • Francesca Caccini

    La liberazione di Ruggiero (excerpts)

    Ensemble: Toronto Consort.
    • MARQUIS.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • MERCURY.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Divertimento concertante for Double Bass and Orchestra (4th mvt)

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Reiner Wehle. Performer: Diethelm Jonas. Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Performer: Dag Jensen. Performer: Georg Klütsch. Performer: Klaus Lohrer. Performer: Bruno Schneider. Performer: Niklaus Frisch. Ensemble: Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer.
    • Beethoven: Octet etc.: Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 9.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Soirées musicales, Op 9

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque: National Philharmonic Orchestra/Bonynge.
    • Decca.
    • 2-6.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hear My Prayer, O Lord, Z.15

    Choir: Vox Luminis. Conductor: Lionel Meunier.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quintet No. 3, Op. 97: IV. Finale. Allegro giusto

    Performer: Veronika Hagen. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: String Quintet, Op. 97 & String Sextet, Op. 48.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 108.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Danse macabre, Op 40

    Performer: Karl‐Ove Mannberg. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James DePreist.
    • Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony etc: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/DePreist.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    The Old Castle (Pictures at an Exhibition orch Ravel)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mussorgsky / Borodin: Berliner Philharmoniker / Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies

    Performer: Desmond Dupré. Singer: Alfred Deller.
    • Vanguard Classics.
  • Joby Talbot

    The Queen Of Hearts' Tango (Suite from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Austin.
    • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.
    • 6.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio sonata in D minor RV.63 'La Follia'

    Ensemble: Les Accents.
    • Venezia 1700.
    • APARTE.
    • 24.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 'Gran Partita' - 3rd movement, Adagio

    Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita': Linos Ensemble.
    • Capriccio.
    • 3.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet for strings (Op.20) in E flat major - iii. Scherzo

    Performer: Emerson String Quartet.
    • DG.
  • Robert Schumann

    Genoveva (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Variations on a theme of Paganini for two pianos

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Rachmaninov:Suite No.2 /Ravel a Valse/Lutoslawski:/Paganini Variations - Argeric.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra cara di mia sposa (Radamisto)

    Singer: Bejun Mehta. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Ombra Cara: Arias of George Frideric Handel - Bejun Mehta: Rosemary Joshua: Frei.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Prague Carnival

    Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Smetana: Orchestral Works Vol. 1: BBC Phil, Noseda.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Nightclub 1960 (L'histoire du tango)

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Performer: Pablo Sainz Villegas.
    • Histoire du Tango: Augustin Hadelich/Pablo Sainz Villegas.
    • Avie.
    • 3.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Prelude, Op 12 No 7 (Ten Pieces for piano)

    Performer: Boris Berman.
    • Prokofiev: Piano Music Vol.6: Bori Berman.
    • Chandos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Double Concerto in A minor, Op 102 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Orchestra: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Pentatone.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Baroque and Me

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • Improvisations.
    • Warner.
    • 5.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)

    Performer: Fredrik Malmberg. Ensemble: Harmony of Voices. Director: Fredrik Malmberg. Singer: Lena Susanne Norin. Singer: Ulla-Carin Borjesdotter.
    • Soavi Accenti: Harmony of Voices, Fredrik Malmberg.
    • Proprius.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No 1 (Midsummer Vigil)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • Warner.


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