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Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Seth Lakeman, Bela and Jelly, Dvorak's Nocturne

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 folk singer and songwriter Seth Lakeman.

1110 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential piece of music for brass ensemble.

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

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Music Played

  • Luciano Berio

    Ritirata notturna di Madrid (after Boccherini)

    Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Berio: Orchestral transcriptions: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe Verdi.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in C Minor, BWV 826: I. Sinfonia

    Performer: Julien Libeer.
    • Bach Bartók.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 13.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Flute Concerto: III. Allegro scherzando

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jaime Martín.
    • Nielsen, Ibert & Arnold: Flute Concertos.
    • Ondine.
    • 5.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus Tuus

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Nocturne for strings, Op 40

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Misera dove son - Ah! Non son'io che parlo, K.369

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Scene!.
    • 5.
  • Stephan Koncz

    A New Satiesfaction

    Composer: Erik Satie. Performer: Ray Chen. Performer: Noah Bendix-Balgley. Performer: Amihai Grosz. Performer: Stephan Koncz.
    • The Golden Age.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Richard Wagner

    [Siegfried Act 2 sc.2; Forest murmurs [Waldweben]

    Music Arranger: Herman Zumpe. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta. Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Wagner: Orchestral Music from Der Ring des Nibelungen.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon à 8 no.7

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • ARGO.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in B major, Op 56 No 1

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • Decca.
  • Béla Bartók

    Transylvanian Dances for orchestra (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Choir: Magyar Rádió és Televízió énekkara. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 15.
  • Béla Bartók

    14 Bagatelles Op.6: Nos.10-14

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 8 in A minor

    Performer: Jelly d’Arányi. Performer: Coenraad Van Bos. Music Arranger: Joseph Joachim.
    • Columbia.
  • Béla Bartók

    Sonata No 1 for violin and piano

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G major for 2 mandolins, RV 532

    Performer: Giovanni Scaramuzzino. Performer: Sonia Maurer. Orchestra: Europa Galante. Director: Fabio Biondi.
    • Vivaldi: Concert Per Mandolini: Europa Galante, Gabio Biondi.
    • Virgin Veritas.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri for strings, harp and organ, Op 70

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Elgar: Elgar's Music in Wartime: BBC Concert Orchestra/John Wilson.
    • Somm.
    • 3.
  • Giuseppe Martucci

    Notturno in G flat major, Op 70 No 1

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Orchestral Music by Busoni, Casella & Martucci.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest, HWV 258

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Handel: Coronation Anthems: The Sixteens / Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 10.
  • Seth Lakeman

    Watch Out

    • BMG.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Tchaikovksy:1812 / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances / Balakirev: Islamey : Esa-Pekka S.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Invitation To The Dance

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough In Recital.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Moorside Suite for brass band

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Garry Cutt.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen 'Am Tage Aller Seelen D343

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Weronika Ratusińska

    Cello Concerto (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Tomasz Strahl. Orchestra: Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk.
    • Weronika Ratusinska: Works for Orchestra.
    • DUX.
    • 3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Nocturne (Belshazzar's Feast)

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Brooks Smith. Music Arranger: Michael Press.
    • RCA.
  • Thomas Morley

    I heard a voice from heaven

    Choir: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: Lingua Franca. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Richard Strauss

    Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Orfeo.


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