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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Turina's La oración del torero, Glenda Jackson, Havergal Brian's Gothic

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented 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, Glenda Jackson.

1110 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential piano preludes.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Orient et Occident, Op 25

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony in E Flat Major, K.16: 1st movt: Molto allegro

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Gottfried von der Goltz.
    • Mozart, Youth Symphonies.
    • Aparté.
    • 1.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Kyrie after Byrd

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Balletti lamentabili

    Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet. Performer: Robert Woolley.
    • Biber: Sacro-Profanum: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Joaquín Turina

    La oración de torero for 4 lutes, Op 34

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Turina Chamber Music The Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
  • Philip Glass

    Metamorphosis three

    Performer: Bruce Brubaker.
    • glass cage, music for piano by Philip Glass and John Cage. Bruce Brubaker (pno).
    • Arabesque recordings.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Une barque sur l'ocean (Miroirs)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O felix anima

    Choir: Anonymous 4.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Dvorak:Symphony no. 7 Suite in A major,Budapest Festival Orchestra,Ivan Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's Daughter

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartettsatz in C minor

    Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • DG.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Trio Sonata No 5 in E flat major

    Ensemble: Aura Musicale. Director: Balázs Máté.
    • CHR. W. Gluck The Seven Trio Sonatas Aura Musicale.
    • Hungaroton Classic.
    • 13.
  • Cole Porter

    Love for Sale

    Singer: Ella Fitzgerald. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Buddy Bregman.
    • Verve.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Rossini: opera arie e sinfonie.
    • Naive.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1 (Prelude)

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Capriccio.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Exsultate Deo

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Edward Elgar

    Soliloquy for oboe and orchestra orch Gordon Jacob

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in F minor, RV 297, 'Winter'

    Performer: Federico Guglielmo. Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco. Director: Federico Guglielmo.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Guglielmo.
    • CPO.
    • 10.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in C sharp minor, Op 10 No 4

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 4.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Marosszek

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • DECCA.

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