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Monday - Suzy Klein with Dame Vivienne Westwood

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 Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. A piano concerto in miniature, bursting with the confidence and razzmatazz of 1920s America, the perennially popular work is one of the first to fuse classical music with jazz influences.

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

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Eternal Light: Elin Manahan-Thomas.
    • Heliodor.
    • 3.
  • George Gershwin

    I got rhythm

    Performer: Angela Brownridge.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto in C - 3rd mvt: Allegro molto

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Hyperion.
  • Traditional Irish

    Down by the Salley Gardens

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Arleen Augér. Performer: Dalton Baldwin.
    • Love Songs.
    • Delos.
    • 23.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Supraphon.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue orch Grofé

    Performer: Peter Donohoe. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Rattle, Simon.
    • EMI.
  • William Byrd

    Sing joyfully unto God

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 13.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd

    Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • DECCA.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Keyboard Sonata No 69 in F major

    Performer: Scott Ross.
    • Padre Soler - Fandango, Sonatas.
    • ERATO.
    • 7.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Constant Lambert

    The Rio Grande

    Performer: Jack Gibbons. Singer: Sally Burgess. Choir: Chorus of Opera North. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Lambert: Summer's Last Will and Testament; The Rio Grande.
    • 1.
  • Robert Jones

    When I sit reading

    Performer: Anthony Rooley. Singer: Emma Kirkby.
    • Robert Jones: The Muses Gardin - Lute songs: Kirkby/Rooley.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 16.
  • John Ireland

    A London Overture

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Ireland: Orchestral Music: Halle/John Wilson.
    • Halle.
    • 9.
  • Friedrich von Flotow

    The last rose of summer arr Bennett

    Performer: William Bennett. Performer: Clifford Benson.
    • Encores: William Bennett and Clifford Benson.
    • Bravura.
    • 20.
  • Frederick Delius

    To be sung of a summer night on the water

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Director: John Rutter.
    • THERE IS SWEET MUSIC. English Choral Songs 1890-1950.
    • 002.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Performer: André Previn.
    • Simply Anne-Sophie.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 12, 'La Folia'

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Performer: Richard Tunnicliffe. Performer: Paul Nicholson. Ensemble: The Locatelli Trio.
    • Corelli: Violin Sonatas: The Locatelli Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 23.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Pale Yellow (Piano Trio)

    Performer: Anne Akiko Meyers. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Adam Neiman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No 2 (Danse bohème)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • Mercury.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in G flat major, D 899 No 3

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Schubert: Impromptus, Op. 90 & 142; Murray Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 3.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Pineapple Poll (Reconciliation and Grand Finale)

    Music Arranger: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Gilbert & Sullivan: Princess Ida etc..
    • Decca.
    • 17-18.


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