Essential Classics is a Music programme.


Essential Classics

The best in classical music, with Ian Skelly. 9.30 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. 10.10 Essential Symphony - a movement from the BBC archive, plus the whole performance available online. 11.00 Essential Five - this week we suggest five pieces of music for children. 11.30 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 180 minutes (approx)

When is Essential Classics next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 3 Today, 9:00am and on BBC Radio 3 Tomorrow, 9:00am. See more...

Main Cast

Ian Skelly
Suzy Klein
Natalie Clein
Rebecca Bean
Kevin Bee
Elizabeth Funning
Kate Molleson
Ellie Mant
Georgia Mann-Smith
Deborah Meaden
David Fay
Georgia Mann
Angela Hewitt
Pekka Kuusisto
Emma Kirkby
Semyon Bychkov
Gabriela Montero
Elizabeth Arno
Hannah Thorne
Marcus du Sautoy