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Brandenburg No 3, Vivienne Westwood, and how the railways synchronised UK time

Suzy Klein brings the best in classical music. She talks to iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood about the works of art that have influenced her.

Essential Classics with Suzy Klein

Suzy Klein takes us through the morning with the best in classical music including:

0930 Suzy explores potential companion pieces for Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.3

1010 Time Traveller - a quirky slice of cultural history.

1050 Suzy is joined by iconic fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood to talk about the art works that have influenced her work and life.

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light divine (Birthday Ode for Queen Anne)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Performer: David Blackadder. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Eternal Light: Elin Manahan-Thomas.
    • Heliodor.
    • 2.
  • Erik Chisholm

    From the Edge of the True World: No 8, Port a beul

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Hyperion.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Le Voyage Magnifique, Schubert: Impromptus; Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Overture in E major

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Alison Bury.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March (The Love for Three Oranges)

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk. Music Arranger: Peter Limonov.
    • Onyx.
  • Judith Weir

    Storm; Shipwreck (Storm)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: Choristers of the Temple Church. Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Signum.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op 27

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for violia and orchestra in G major, TWV 51:G9

    Performer: Rainer Kussmaul. Ensemble: Berlin Baroque Soloists.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Murder on the Orient Express - music from the film (arr. Lindup)

    Music Arranger: David Lindup. Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Michelangelo Rossi

    O miseria d'amante

    Choir: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Dumbarton Oaks

    Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Conductor: Robert Craft.
    • NAXOS.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Schön Rosmarin

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Paul Coker.
    • DECCA.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Der Trunkene im Frühling (The Drunkard in Spring) from Das Lied von der Erde

    Singer: Stuart Skelton. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • AVIE.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C major, Op 53, 'Waldstein' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Olga Pashchenko.
    • Beethoven Piano Sonatas: 'Moonlight' 'Pathetique' 'Waldstein' Steven Osborne pia.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Five Mystical Songs

    Singer: Brian Rayner Cook. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Giovanni Sgambati

    Piano Quintet No 2 in B flat major, Op 5: third movement (Andante sostenuto)

    Performer: Francesco Caramiello. Ensemble: Ex Novo Quartet.
    • Sgambati: Piano Quintet No. 2.
    • ASV.
    • 3.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ebony concerto for clarinet and jazz band

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • The Jazz Album: London Sinfonietta/Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Che faro senza Euridice (J'ai perdu mon ...)from Act 3, Scene 1 of Orfeo ed Euridice

    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Arias for Guadagni.
    • 18.
  • R. Nathaniel Dett

    In the bottoms - characteristic suite for piano: Dance (Juba)

    Performer: Clipper Erickson.
    • My Cup Runneth Over.
    • NAVONA.
    • 10.


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