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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Chabrier's Espana, Kwame Kwei-Armah, The Pointe of Shoes

Suzy Klein presents the best in classical music, including potential companion pieces to Emmanuel Chabrier's Espana. Plus featured guest Kwame Kwei-Armah.

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 a well known piece of music. Today, she's after your suggestions for where to head musically after the sunny brilliance of Emmanuel Chabrier's evocative rhapsody España, written after a trip to Spain.

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 theatre production.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    Cox and Box (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Cadiz (Suite española arr for guitar)

    Performer: John Williams.
    • Echoes of Spain.
    • CBS.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Te Deum in C major, H XXIIIc 2

    Choir: The English Concert Choir. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Haydn: Nelson Mass, Te Deum: The English Concert, Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 12-14.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No.2 in A minor - 2nd mvt: Adagio non lento

    Ensemble: Quatuor Arod.
    • Erato.
  • Percy Grainger

    Mock Morris

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier


    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DG.
  • John Dowland

    The Frogge Galliard

    Music Arranger: Thomas Morley. Ensemble: Dowland Consort. Director: Jakob Lindberg.
    • Heavenly Noyse: Download Consort/Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
    • 23.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425, 'Linz' (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonies; SCO; Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade in B major, Op 10 No 4

    Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • J.S. Bach: Orchestral Music: Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    Dance of the Hours (La Giaconda)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • The Best of The Academy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute: Act 1 Aria. 'Die Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon'

    Singer: Pavol Breslik. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Patrick Lange.
    • ORFEO.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Xuefei Yang. Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. Conductor: Eije Oue.
    • Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez: Xuefei Yang.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Violin concerto in A major, Op.7 no.1 - 3rd movement, Allegro moderato

    Performer: Miroslav Vilimec. Orchestra: Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Frantisek Preisler.
    • Saint-George: Complete violin concertos, Vol.3.
    • AVENIRA.
    • 9.
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

    The Taming of the Shrew (Overture)

    Orchestra: West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
    • Naxos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Air with 5 variations, 'The Harmonious Blacksmith' (Suite in E major)

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock.
    • The Harmonious Blacksmith - Favourite Harpsichord Pieces: Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman: Act 2 Aria. Senta's Ballad (Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff)

    Singer: Birgit Nilsson. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis. Choir: The John Alldis Choir.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Introduction and Variations for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Martin Frost. Orchestra: Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lan Shui.
    • BIS.
  • Louis Vierne

    Clair de Lune (Suite Op.53 No.5)

    Performer: Jennifer Bate.
    • unicorn.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    December (The Year)

    Performer: Liana Șerbescu.
    • Fanny Mendelssoh-Hensel Klavierwerke vol.1.
    • CPO.
    • 12.
  • Eric Coates

    London Suite, 'London Everyday'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.


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