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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Glazunov's Autumn, Sir Alastair Cook, Bantock's Budgie

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 cricketer Sir Alastair Cook.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Running Set

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concert.
    • Naxos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Laudate Dominum (Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339)

    Singer: Felicity Palmer. Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Orchestra: Wren Orchestra. Conductor: George Guest.
    • The Essential Mozart.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Franz Liszt

    St Francis d’Assise (2 Legendes, S.175)

    Performer: Joseph Moog.
    • ONYX.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Konzertstück No 1 for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra, Op 113

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn. Conductor: Jörg Faerber.
    • EMI.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons Op 67; Scene 4; L'Automne (Autumn)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • The Seasons etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 13-15.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 28 No 15, 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Alexandra Dariescu.
    • Prelude Chopin: Alexandra Dariescu.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 15.
  • Alessandro Striggio

    Ecce beatam Lucem

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Conductor: Robert Hollingworth.
    • DECCA.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Liebst du um Schönheit (Rückert-Lieder)

    Performer: Irwin Gage. Singer: Jessye Norman.
    • Jessye Norman, Schubert & Mahler, Irwin Gage.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold


    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: Sinfonia of London.
    • Korngold - Symphony in F sharp.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Danse russe (3 Movements from Petrushka)

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Deutche Gramaphon.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Violin Sonata in G minor "Devil's trill"

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • Nicola Benedetti: Italia.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Jerome Moross

    The Big Country - music for the film: Main theme

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Tony Bremner.
    • The Big Country.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Roman Festivals - L'Ottobrata & La Befana

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Kosma

    Autumn Leaves

    Singer: Yves Montand. Ensemble: Bob Castella & His Rhythm.
    • ASV.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Papillon, Op 77

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • Hyperion.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

    Toccata Arpeggiata

    Performer: Jonas Nordberg.
    • Heroines of Love & Loss.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana

    Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati: O magnum mysterium

    Performer: Jonas Nordberg. Performer: Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann. Singer: Ruby Hughes.
    • Heroines of Love & Loss.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Jonny Greenwood

    Pyramid Song

    Composer: Ed O’Brien. Composer: Colin Greenwood. Composer: Thom Yorke. Composer: Philip Selway. Performer: Geoffrey Burleson. Music Arranger: Christopher O’Riley.
    • Pyramid Song (Arr. C. O'Riley for Cello & Piano).
    • 101.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa Fantasie, Op 89

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Richard Wagner

    Wesendonck Lieder (1995 - Remaster): V. Traume

    Performer: Irwin Gage. Singer: Jessye Norman.
    • The Very Best of Jessye Norman.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 9.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro Torna

    Performer: Stephen Stubbs. Performer: Erin Headley. Ensemble: Red Byrd. Singer: Andrew Lawrence‐King.
    • Factory.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3, 'Rider' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op.74: Takacs Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Sinfonia in C Major G.33 For 4 Trumpets, Strings and Continuo

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima.
    • Avie : AV2371.
    • Avie.
    • 21-23.


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