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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Feathered hats, Allegri's Miserere, Diana Rigg

Suzy Klein brings the best in classical music, and chats to Dame Diana Rigg about the things that have inspired her over the years.

Essential Classics with Suzy Klein

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

0930 We explore companion pieces for Allegri's "Miserere"

1010 Time Traveller - a quirky slice of cultural history

1050 Throughout the week we'll hear from Dame Diana Rigg, most recently on our screens in "Game of Thrones" and "Victoria", talking about the cultural icons that have inspired her over the years.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Valse-caprice in A flat major, Op 76, 'Wedding Cake'

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in F major Op.6`9

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Se Quanque Amours

    Performer: Orlando Consort.
    • Sovereign Beauty.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Bishop Rock Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere mei Deus

    Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Singer: Jeremy Budd. Director: John Scott.
    • Hear my Prayer: Budd/St Paul's Cathedral Choir/Scott.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    A March-Jig (Four Irish Dances, no.1)

    Performer: Piers Lane. Music Arranger: Percy Grainger.
    • Grainger: Piano Transcriptions: Pires Lane, Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oboe Concerto in C major, K 314

    Performer: Alexei Ogrintchouk. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras.
    • BIS.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Little birds

    Performer: Leslie De'Ath. Choir: Elora Festival Singers. Conductor: Noel Edison.
    • Eric Whitacre, Choral Music: Elora Festival Singers.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Wagner - Dudamel.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata pian' e forte

    Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Director: Peter Bassano.
    • ASV.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Miserere in C minor ZWV 57

    Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • DHM.
  • Traditional Macedonian


    Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
    • Dances Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • Healey Willan

    How they so softly rest

    Choir: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Beyond All Mortal Dreams: American A Capella: The Choir of Trinity College, Camb.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Moorside Suite for brass band

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Garry Cutt.
    • Chandos.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)

    Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley. Performer: Michel Dalberto.
    • Saint-Saens: Le Carnival des Animaux: Renaud & Gautier Capucon.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 13.
  • Carl Orff

    Olim lacus colueram (Carmina burana)

    Singer: Gerhard Stolze. Orchestra: German Opera Orchestra. Choir: Chorus of Deutsche Oper, Berlin. Conductor: Eugen Jochum.
    • DG.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker: LSO, Previn.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Ravel, The Piano Concertos: Aimard/Cleveland Orchestra/Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 3.
  • Eric Coates

    London Suite: III. Knightsbridge (March)

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics 2: New London Orchestra/Corp.
    • Hyperion.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas: 'When I am laid in earth'; With drooping wings ye Cupids come'

    Singer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Rondo capriccioso, Op 14

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1&2: Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 9.


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