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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: New Year New Music, Anna Chancellor

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. Today, Joby Talbot's brilliant, magical ballet score for Alice in Wonderland.

1010 As part of New Year New Music, Radio 3 presenter Nick Luscombe introduces a favourite piece of music written since the millennium.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the actress Anna Chancellor.

1110 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential Romantic violin concertos. Today, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Te Deum (Prelude)

    Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Rondeaux Royaux: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite bergamasque (Passepied)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese, H XXIIIc 2

    Choir: Tölz Boys' Choir. Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Bruno Weil.
  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    Concertino for 2 Horns & Orchestra, Op. 45: IV & V

    Ensemble: Aarhus Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Jean Thorel.
    • Concertos from 19th-Century Denmark.
    • Dacapo.
    • 104.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Élégie for cello and piano, Op 24

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • Faure: Cello Sonatas: Alban Gerhardt , Cecile Licad.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Joby Talbot

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Suite: The Flower Garden

    Conductor: Christopher Austin. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Fool's Paradise.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 108.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Waft her, Angels (Jephtha)

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • Handel Arias - Padmore / The English Concert / Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 017.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in F, Op. 46 No.4 - Sousedska

    Performer: Michel Béroff. Performer: Jean‐Philippe Collard.
    • Hungarian Dances, Valses / Slovanic Dances.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 220.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Symphonic Serenade (Finale)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
    • Chandos.
  • Stephin Merritt

    The Book Of Love

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Ensemble: 12 Ensemble.
    • MILOS -Sound of Silence.
    • DECCA.
    • 007.
  • New Year New Music: Nick Luscombe's pick

  • Fennesz


    Performer: Fennesz.
    • Endless Summer.
    • Editions Mego.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 29: I. Moderato assai

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 3-5.
    • BIS.
    • 101.
  • Anonymous

    Bouree d'Avignonez

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma mère l'oye

    Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Christopher George. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonies; SCO; Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
    • 4.
  • Henry Purcell

    Arise, my muse; Come ye sons of Art

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Performer: Bojan Čičić. Performer: Stephen Pedder. Performer: Julia Kuhn. Performer: Mark Levy. Performer: William Carter. Singer: Iestyn Davies.
    • Wigmore Hall Live WHLive-0065.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
    • 1.
  • Anna Chancellor on the artist Ron Kitaj

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542

    • Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 3.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1201.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto In D Major - 1st mvt

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • LPO : 0094.
    • LPO.
    • 1.
  • Albert de Rippe

    La Seraphine

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • Rippe: Works for lute 'Un perfaict sonneur de Leut'.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 25.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36: 4th movement; Poco allegro

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Julia-Maria Kretz. Performer: Stefan Fehlandt. Performer: Pauline Sachse. Performer: Christoph Richter. Performer: Xenia Jankovic.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa solemnis, Op. 123 - Agnus Dei

    Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan.
    • Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123.
    • BIS.
    • 111.


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