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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Sir Alastair Cook, Singing Sam the Derbyshire minstrel, Dvorak's Dumky Trio

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

  • Johan Halvorsen

    Intrata (Suite ancienne, Op 31)

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • HALVORSEN: Suite ancienne; Mascarade.
    • NKF.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for cello in D minor, RV.407

    Performer: Christophe Coin. Ensemble: L’Onda Armonica.
    • NAIVE.
  • Timothy Hamilton

    Requiem: VIII. Agnus Dei

    Performer: Ian Tindale. Choir: Cantoribus. Singer: Nicky Spence. Orchestra: Rosenau Sinfonia. Conductor: Timothy Hamilton. Singer: Jennifer Johnston.
    • Hamilton: Requiem.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.
  • Gustav Holst

    Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (The Planets)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36.
    • BIS.
    • 204.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B. 166 "Dumky": II. Poco adagio - Vivace non troppo

    Ensemble: Mori Trio.
    • Dvořák: Piano Trios Nos. 3 & 4.
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 2.
  • John Wilbye

    Sweet hony-sucking bees

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • English and Italian Renaissance Madrigals.
    • Virgin.
    • 7-8.
  • Gabriel Pierné

    Étude de concert, Op 13

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Richard Strauss

    Romanze in F Major, TrV 118 (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)

    Performer: Arabella Steinbacher. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Aber der Richtige....
    • PENTATONE.
    • 4.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K. 477

    Performer: Pierre Hantaï.
    • Scarlatti, Vol. 6.
    • Mirare.
    • 17.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La vallée des cloches (Miroirs)

    Music Arranger: Percy Grainger. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Anonymous

    Tom Brigg's, a Jig

    Performer: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • John Playford

    The Rover Reformed

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King. Performer: Frank McGuire.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Trad.

    The Derby Ram

    Performer: Alf Edwards. Performer: Al Jeffery. Singer: A. L. Lloyd.
    • TESTAMENT.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: II. Andante

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 102.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Dumka - Russian Rustic Scene, Op 59

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • Lang Lang.
    • TELARC.
    • 013.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 4 in F sharp minor

    Music Arranger: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Philips.
  • Maria Xaveria Perucona

    Gaude, plaude

    Choir: Cappella Artemisia. Conductor: Candace Smith.
    • Rosa Mistica.
    • Tactus.
    • 9.
  • John Dowland

    The Earl of Essex's Galliard

    Performer: Jacob Heringman. Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols.
    • NAXOS.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Intermezzo (Hary Janos Suite, Op 35a)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite - Dances of Galanta...: BFO, Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 11.
  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    Concerto for Coloratura Soprano, Op 82

    Singer: Natalie Dessay. Orchestra: Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
    • Vocalises.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 009.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in A flat major, D 899 No 4

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Le Voyage Magnifique - Schubert: Impromptus: MAria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Thomas Adès

    Les tours de passe-passe (Three Studies from Couperin)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • Ades: Tevot; Violin Concerto etc..
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Jules Massenet

    Under the lindens (from Alsatian scenes - suite No 7 for orchestra)

    Orchestra: Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Massenet - Scenes Alsaciennes, Scenes Pittoresques, Don Quichotte.
    • Erato.
    • 003.
  • Thomas Tomkins

    Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers! - To the shady woods now wend we

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Josef Suk

    Love Song, Op 7 No 1

    Performer: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Suk: Piano Works: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios, Op 17

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Nielsen: Aladdin Suite etc: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.

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