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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Claire Skinner, Bernstein's On the Town, Ruth Gipps's 'holiday'

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 actress Claire Skinner.

1110 Essential Schubert Songs – one each day.

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

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Music Played

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
    • The Exquisite Hour.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 009.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprices for solo violin - nos. 9 & 24

    Performer: Michael Barenboim.
    • Accentus.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Divertimento in A major, TWV 50 22 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Georg Philipp Telemann. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel. Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln.
    • String Concertos (Musica Antiqua Köln feat. conductor: Reinhard Goebel).
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 009.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Bernstein by Boston.
    • Philips.
    • 3-5.
  • Teresa Carreño

    Une revue à Prague

    Performer: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Teresa Carreno: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Nimbus.
    • 15.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quintet in E flat for piano & winds, K. 452: i) Largo - Allegro moderato

    Ensemble: Ensemble Dialoghi.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op.80

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • SONY CLASSICS.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Horn Concerto, Op 58 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • British Horn Concertos: Jacob/Arnold/Bowen/Gipps/Vinter.
    • Lyrita.
    • 11.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Symphony No 2 in B major, Op 30

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op 79

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.
  • Aaron Copland

    Quiet City

    Performer: Thomas Stacy. Performer: Philip Smith. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio sonata in G major Op.3`6

    Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • Linn.
  • Ronnie Hazlehurst

    Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

    Ensemble: London Theatre Orchestra.
    • Emporio.
  • Benjamin Britten

    War Requiem (Agnus Dei)

    Singer: Peter Pears. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Choir: Bach Choir. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A Minor, K.511

    Performer: Richard Goode.
    • Mozart.
    • NONESUCH.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 83 in G minor, 'The Hen' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Bruno Weil.
    • Haydn: Paris Symphonies Nos. 82, 83 & 84: Tafelmusik/Weil.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Musik, D 547

    Singer: Felicity Lott. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Felicity Lott sings Schubert.
    • I.M.P. Classics.
    • 6.
  • Claude Debussy

    La sérénade interrompue (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Thomas Tallis

    E'en Like the Hunted Hind (Archbishop Parker's Psalter)

    Ensemble: ORA.
    • Many are the wonders.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 13.
  • William Schuman

    New England Tryptich: 2) When Jesus Wept

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • Naxos.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Ballade for piano and orchestra arr Lane (Stolen Face)

    Performer: Philip Dyson. Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • The Film Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold, Vol. 2: BBC Philharmonic/Gamba.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.
  • Elfrida Andrée

    Piano Quintet in E minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Lena Johnson. Ensemble: Stockholm Quartet.
    • Caprice.
  • Main Baroque Orchestra Frankfurt

    Concerto Secondo In E Minor (iii and iv)

    • Aeolus : AE-10077.
    • Aeolus.
    • 7-8.

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