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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - The Artificial Intelligence of Ada Lovelace, Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Kwame Kwei-Armah

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for Milhaud's ballet Le Boeuf sur le toit. Featured guest Kwame Kwei-Armah reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him.

Essential Classics with Suzy Klein

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

0930 Suzy explores potential companion pieces for Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture

1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history

1050 Actor, director and playwright, the multi-talented Kwame Kwei-Armah reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him. Today - a piece of music.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Schumann, Grieg & Tchaikovsky: 'Chopin'

    Composer: Edvard Grieg. Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • DG.
  • Antonio Salieri

    Falstaff (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Salieri: Symphonies, Ovtures and Variations.
    • Chandos.
    • 14.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Ebene Quartet.
    • Brahms, String Quartet no.1, Piano Quintet Op.34: Quatuor Ebene, Akiko Yamamoto.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Ritual Fire Dance (El amor brujo)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
    • Music of Manuel De Falla: Simon Bolivar Symophony Orchestra, Mata, Senn.
    • Dorian.
    • 1.
  • Amy Beach

    Four Sketches for piano, Op 15 (Fireflies)

    Performer: Alan Feinberg.
    • The American Virtuoso.
    • ARGO.
    • 6.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Roman Carnival Overture

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • RCA.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata No 4 in D minor, Z 805

    Ensemble: King's Consort. Director: Robert King.
    • Purcell - Ten Sonatas In Four Parts.
    • VIVAT.
    • 3-4.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tosca: Act 3 - Final Duet. 'Ah! Franchigia a Floria Tosca... O dolci mani'

    Singer: Leontyne Price. Singer: Giuseppe di Stefano. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A minor for 2 violins, RV 519

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Daniel Stravrawa. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Vivaldi II: Nigel Kennedy; Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1-3.
  • Fanny Hensel

    6 Character pieces (No.5)

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major, K.361 "Gran Partita" (Theme and Variations)

    Ensemble: Ensemble intercontemporain. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Pierre Boulez conducts Berg & Mozart.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Roman Festivals - L'Ottobrata & La Befana

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Six Bagatelles, Op. 126

    Performer: Ishay Shaer.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Fear No More the Heat of the Sun (Let us Garlands Bring, Op.18)

    Music Arranger: Patrick Thomas Hawes. Performer: Amy Dickson. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Decca.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust: Act 3 - Aria. 'The Jewel Song'

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Decca.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev


    Orchestrator: Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • PHILIPS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto à due cori No 1 in B flat major, HWV 332

    Performer: Nigel Shore. Performer: Gerald Frohlich. Performer: Ingo Reuter. Performer: Martin Letz. Performer: Dieter Wagner. Performer: Ottfried Bienert. Performer: Klaus Kirbach. Performer: Dietmar Hiller. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
    • Christmas Concertos - Kammerochestrer Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 10.
  • Edward Elgar

    String Quartet in E minor (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Villiers Quartet.
    • Naxos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op 60

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Chopin: Late Masterpieces, Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • William Walton

    'Spitfire' prelude and fugue for orchestra - concert version

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Walton: Sir William Walton's film music Vol.2: Academy of St. Martin in the Fiel.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-2.


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