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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Captain Cook's surfboard, Vivienne Westwood, Holst's Jupiter

Suzy Klein brings the best in classical music and is joined by the week's guest, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

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 'Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity' from Holst's 'The Planets', Op. 32

1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • York Bowen

    Three Serious Dances, Op 51 (No 2)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Tarantelle for flute, clarinet and orchestra, Op 6

    Performer: Clara Novakova. Performer: Richard Vieille. Orchestra: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Saint-Saens: La Muse et le Poete etc: Kantorow.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'isle joyeuse orch Molinari

    Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Debussy.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5; Markl.
    • Naxos.
    • 16.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Sleep (Five Elizabethan Songs)

    Singer: Benjamin Luxon. Performer: David Willison.
    • Gurney and Butterworth songs - Luxon and Willison.
    • Chandos.
    • 31.
  • Gustav Holst

    Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Rhythm and Colours.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for oboe, violin & strings, BWV.1060

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Andrey Rubtsov. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Bach: Violin Concertos: Julia Fischer.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Cranes (Kuolema, Op 44)

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pietari Inkinen.
    • Sibelius: Night Ride and Sunrise, Belshazzar's Feast, Kuolema.
    • NAXOS.
    • 10.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Lizst, Ravel.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    College Hornpipe

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Mark O’Connor. Performer: Edgar Meyer.
    • Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology: Ma/Meyer/O'Connor/Bell.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Fair Melusina, Op 32

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mendelssohn Overturen London Symphony Orchestra Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Sommerfugl, Op 43 No 1 (Lyric Pieces)

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried's Funeral March (Götterdämmerung)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Concertino for flute and orchestra, Op 107

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Residentie Orkest. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Great works for flute and orchestra.
    • BIS.
    • 007.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Butterworth/Delius: English Rhapsody: Halle, Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Waltz arr Atovmyan (The Return of Maxim)

    Performer: Philippa Davies. Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Ian Brown. Music Arranger: Lev Atovmian. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Shostakovich: Piano Quintet etc..
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 8.
  • Astor Piazzolla


    Performer: Ksenija Sidorova. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Clark Rundell.
    • Fairy Tales: Ksenija Sidorova.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 17.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Beatus vir a 6

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Symphonic Minutes Op.36 (Rondo)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Dohnanyi: Symphony no. 2: BBC Philharmonic/Bamert.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-5.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O magnum mysterium

    Choir: Polyphony. Director: Stephen Layton.
    • A Christmas Present from Polyphony.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Michael Haydn

    Duo for violin and viola No 2 in D major, P128 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Jane Rogers.
    • Mozart & M Haydn: Duo Sonatas.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 11.
  • William Walton

    Coronation March, 'Crown Imperial'

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • EMI.


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