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Ian Skelly with essential viola music and Bray's Agnus Dei

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0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five pieces written for the viola.

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

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Music Played

  • 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.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Andante in F major, K 616 arr for wind quintet

    Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • Mozart: Music for Piano and Wind Quintet.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Claude Debussy

    2 Arabesques, L. 66: No. 2, Allegretto scherzando

    Performer: Ilia Kim.
    • Debussy: Piano Works.
    • Dynamic.
    • 2.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hush no more (The Fairy Queen)

    Music Arranger: Nora Fischer. Singer: Nora Fischer. Performer: Marnix Dorrenstein.
    • Hush.
    • DG.
    • 12.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat major, Op 87 - 3rd movement, Scherzo

    Ensemble: The Schubert Ensemble.
    • Dvorak: Piano Quintet/Piano Quartet: Schubert Ensemble.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Charlotte Bray

    Agnus Dei (a reflection on Byrd's Agnus Dei from the Mass for 5 voices)

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    L' Amant anonyme (Overture)

    Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • TMK.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Little Suite for Brass Band No 1

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
    • SONY.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Concerto in D for strings

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Andantino varie, D 823

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets; Steven Osbourne / Paul Lewis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110 HWV.232 (opening chorus)

    Choir: Vox Luminis. Performer: Bart Jacobs. Conductor: Lionel Meunier.
  • Improvisation

    La Florentine

    Performer: Paolo Pandolfo.
    • Travel Notes.
    • GLOSSA.
    • 4.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Fugue)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Knut Nystedt

    Immortal Bach (Komm, süsser Tod, BWV 478)

    Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • Nystedt & Bach: Meins Lebens Licht.
    • BIS.
    • 17.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Bourrée fantasque arr for orchestra

    Orchestra: Orchestre Lamoureux. Conductor: Yutaka Sado.
    • Elatus.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    On wings of song arr Larsen, Op 34 No 2

    Performer: Ida Haendel. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons.
    • Testament.
  • Errollyn Wallen

    Louis' Loops

    Performer: Errollyn Wallen.
    • Errollyn.
    • AVIE.
    • 10.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9

    Performer: Lars Anders Tomter. Ensemble: 1B1.
    • SIMAX.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wind Octet in E flat major, Op.103 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer.
    • Beethoven: Octet etc.: Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Harold Arlen

    A Sleepin' Bee

    Singer: Sylvia McNair. Performer: David Finck. Performer: André Previn.
    • Philips.
  • Georges Bizet

    Symphony in C major

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in E major Kk.206

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 19.
  • Richard Strauss

    Festliches Präludium, Op 61

    Performer: Peter Solomon. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Strauss: Orchestral Works: Zinman.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
    • 23.

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