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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Sir Alastair Cook, Joan Trimble: Impartial Reporter, Rossini's Petite messe solennelle

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. Today's starter is the captivating opening Kyrie of Rossini's Petite messe solonnelle. Other musical highlights include Bach's radiant Keyboard Concerto No.4, and Mozart's vibrant Symphony No.32.

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles. Jessie Grimes on Joan Trimble.

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

  • Aaron Copland

    Hoe-Down (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo)

    Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Lane.
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Fanfare.
    • Telarc.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Trio Sonata in G major, HWV.384

    Ensemble: Convivium.
    • Handel, Trio Sonatas for Oboe and Violin: Convivium.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Holst

    Uranus, the Magician (The Planets)

    Conductor: Michael Stern. Orchestra: Kansas City Symphony.
    • Holst: The Planets, Op. 32, H. 125 & The Perfect Fool Suite, Op. 39, H. 150.
    • Reference Recordings.
    • 106.
  • Matthias Bartolomey


    Composer: Klemens Bittmann. Performer: Matthias Bartolomey. Performer: Klemens Bittmann.
    • Act.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Legend in G minor, Op. 59 No.3

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Supraphon.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Kyrie (Petite Messe Solenelle)

    Performer: Raymond Alessandrini. Performer: Emmanuel Mandrin. Choir: Ensemble Vocal Michel Piquemal. Director: Michel Piquemal.
    • ACCORD.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Catalonia for orchestra

    Orchestra: Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México. Conductor: Enrique Bátiz.
    • ASV.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 32 in G major, K 318 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Symphonies: SCO, Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Christian Zacharias. Performer: Andreas Seidel. Performer: Ivo Bauer. Performer: Matthias Moosdorf. Performer: Christian Ockert. Ensemble: Leipziger Streichquartett.
    • Schubert: Piano Qunitet D 667.
    • MD&G.
    • 2.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in D major Op.6`7

    Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • LINN.
  • Time Traveller: Jessie Grimes on Joan Trimble

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    3 Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (no.1)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Rachmaninoff: The Bells & Symphonic Dances.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 5.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony of Psalms

    Conductor: Nigel Short. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Tenebrae.
    • Symphonic Psalms & Prayers.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 101.
  • Louis Vierne

    Messe Solennelle (Gloria)

    Choir: Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris. Performer: Philippe Lefebvre. Conductor: Nicole Corti.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Violin concerto Op2 No1: Rondeau

    Performer: Miroslav Vilimec. Orchestra: Pilsen Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Frantisek Preisler.
    • Saint-Georges: Symphonies and Violin Concertos Vol 2.
    • AVENIRA.
    • 9.
  • Alastair Cook on his passion for farming

  • Trad.

    Five sheep, four goats

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Performer: Mads la Cour. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • dacapo.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonora Overture No.3, Op.72b

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Gabriella Smith

    Carrot Revolution

    Ensemble: Aizuri Quartet.
    • New Amsterdam Records.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen (Act 4 Symphony)

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata in F Minor Op.120`1 for clarinet or viola and piano: 2nd movement; Andante un poco adagio

    Performer: Lorenzo Coppola. Performer: Andreas Staier.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC902187.
    • 002.
  • William Byrd

    Domine, praestolamur for 5 voices

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Ceremony and Devotion: Music for the Tudors.
    • Coro.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 4 in A major, BWV 1055

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Director: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 1.


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