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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Adrian Scarborough, Oramics in the Oast House, Brahms's FAE Scherzo

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 actor Adrian Scarborough.

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

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Music Played

  • Florence Price

    Song for Snow

    Performer: Paul Shaw. Choir: VocalEssence. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • Got the Saint Louis Blues.
    • Clarion.
    • 003.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Boule de neige: Overture & "Divorce Waltz"

    Singer: Karine Deshayes. Orchestra: Rouen Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jean-Pierre Nicolas.
    • Alpha.
  • Gustav Holst

    Invocation

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • HYPERION.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.7`2

    Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet. Ensemble: The Purcell Band.
    • Geminiani: La Folia.
    • Helios.
    • 17-19.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Scherzo in C minor (F.A.E. Sonata)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Asturias (Suite española)

    Performer: John Williams.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • Hans Pfitzner

    Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Staatskapelle. Conductor: Otmar Suitner.
    • EDEL CLASSICS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonatine for piano

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Samson: Total Eclipse

    Singer: Joshua Ellicott. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Director: John Butt.
    • Linn.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat major, Op 26

    Performer: Maximiliano Martín. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Janiczek.
    • Linn.
  • Michael Tippett

    Divertimento on Sellinger's Round (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Lucy Gould. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Neville Marriner.
    • Tippett: Concerto for double string orchestra: Marriner.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romance, Op 22 No 1

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale Prelude BWV687 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir'

    Performer: György Kurtág. Performer: Márta Kurtág.
    • Jatekok and Bach Transcriptions.
    • ECM.
    • 2.
  • Gabriel Jackson

    Salve regina

    Conductor: Stephen Layton. Singer: Laura Oldfield. Choir: Polyphony.
    • Gabriel Jackson: Not no faceless angel: Polyphony/Layton.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Sextet in D major, Op 110 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili. Performer: Dora Schwarzberg. Performer: Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg. Performer: Lyda Chen. Performer: Jorge Andres Bosso. Performer: Enrico Fagone.
    • Live from the Lugano Festival 2009, Martha Argerich and friends.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • DECCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave verum corpus, K 618

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Mozart: Requiem.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 15.
  • Jules Massenet

    Je suis seul... Ah! fuyez, douce image (Manon)

    Singer: Vittorio Grigolo. Orchestra: RAI National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evelino Pidò.
    • The Romantic Hero.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 6.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Quintet in B flat major (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • CRD.
  • William Alwyn

    Overture in the Form of a Serenade

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson. Choir: London Chorus. Singer: Micaela Haslam.
    • Dutton.

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