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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Mr Thackray's History Class, Goodall's The Lord is my Shepherd, Adrian Scarborough

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.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade no. 2 in A major Op.16: 5th movement; Rondo

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SDG.
  • Franz Liszt

    Romance oubliée, S. 527 (Arr. for viola and organ)

    Performer: Adrien La Marca. Performer: Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas.
    • Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas: Soleils couchants - harmonia nova #8.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 1.
  • Edward Gregson

    Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra iii A Celtic Bacchanal

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K 617

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • Mozart/Beethoven: Quintets: Hough, BPWQ.
    • Bis.
    • 5.
  • Howard Goodall

    The Lord is My Shepherd (Eternal Light)

    Singer: Theo Armon-Jones. Choir: Choir of Christ Church College, Oxford. Orchestra: London Musici. Conductor: Stephen Darlington.
    • Goodall Eternal Light: A Requiem.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique, Op 3

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: Imperial Music Choir.
    • Stravinsky: Firebird Suite: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1: I. Allegro con brio

    Performer: Maryana Osipova. Performer: Alexander Sachs. Performer: Dmitry Hahalin. Performer: Michael Preuß. Ensemble: Eliot Quartett.
    • Szymanowski: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 56 - Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F.
    • Genuin.
    • 201.
  • Roby Lakatos

    Klezmer Csardas

    Performer: Roby Lakatos. Performer: Aldo Granato. Singer: Myriam Fuks. Ensemble: Roby Lakatos Ensemble. Orchestra: Liszt Ferenc Kamarazenekar.
    • Roby Lakatos & Ensemble: Klezmer Karma.
    • Avanti Classic.
    • 15.
  • Howard Goodall

    The Lord is My Shepherd (Eternal Light)

    Singer: Theo Armon-Jones. Choir: Choir of Christ Church College, Oxford. Orchestra: London Musici. Conductor: Stephen Darlington.
    • Goodall Eternal Light: A Requiem.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Suite from The Magic Opal (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (Air)

    Director: Christopher Hogwood. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069: AAM, Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 2.
  • Jake Thackray

    Go Little Swale

    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 892 (Book 2, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 21.
  • Georges Bizet

    Roma Symphony (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud.
    • Naxos.
  • Geoffrey Burgon

    Nunc Dimittis

    Singer: Paul Miles-Kingston. Performer: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Performer: Martin Neary.
    • EMI.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 34 No 15

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • Decca.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gott ist mein Hirt

    Performer: Ingrid Andsnes. Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • Quincy Hilliard

    Coty for clarinet and piano

    Performer: Marcus Eley. Performer: Lucerne DeSa.
    • But Not Forgotten: Music by African-American Composers for clarinet and piano.
    • 7-9.
  • Michael Flanders

    The Armadillo

    Composer: Donald Swann. Performer: Michael Flanders. Performer: Donald Swann.
    • The Bestiary Of Flanders And Swann.
    • Parlophone.
  • Max Bruch

    Concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra in E minor, Op 88

    Performer: Paul Meyer. Performer: Gérard Caussé. Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Bruch - works for clarinet and viola.
    • ERATO.
    • 001.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Fugue in E minor: Allegro

    Ensemble: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Weronika Ratusińska

    Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk.
    • Weronika Ratusinska: Works for Orchestra.
    • DUX.
    • 5.
  • Rentaro Taki


    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in D major, H.15.40

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Honeysuckle

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
  • Uuno Klami

    The Cobblers on the heath - overture

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • ONDINE.


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