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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre, Armando Ianucci, The Celestial Bed

Suzy Klein presents companion pieces for Saint Saens' Danse Macabre, to celebrate Halloween. Armando Ianucci lists the ideas and cultural influences that have shaped his life.

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

0930 Suzy explores potential companion pieces for a well known piece of music. This morning, for Halloween, it's Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre - the ever-popular tone poem depicting death luring the dead from their graves with his fiddle playing.
1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Writer, satirist and classical music fan Armando Ianucci talks about the ideas that have inspired and shaped him throughout his life.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    When the night wind howls (Ruddigore)

    Librettist: William Gilbert. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Bryn Terfel: Bad Boys; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Divertimento in C major, H.4.1

    Performer: Wilbert Hazelzet. Performer: Marion Moonen. Performer: Barbara Kernig.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade: Overture

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • DaCapo.
  • William Bolcom

    The Graceful Ghost (Three Ghost Rags)

    Performer: Donna Coleman.
    • Ragtime.
  • Georg Matthias Monn

    Cello Concerto in G minor - 1st mvt

    Performer: Corinne Morris. Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • LINN.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Danse macabre

    Performer: Maya Iwabuchi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Saint-Saens: Neeme Jarvi conducts.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 arr for guitar (Sarabande)

    Performer: Ángel Romero.
    • Angel Romero plays Bach: Transcriptions for guitar.
    • Telarc.
    • 4.
  • Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade, Op 35 (The Story of the Kalendar Prince)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade etc: Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 2.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas - Act 2 Scene 1

    Performer: Claire Brau. Performer: Sophie Daneman. Performer: Gaëlle Méchaly. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • ERATO.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Character Piece in E flat major

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Ensemble: European Brandenburg Ensemble. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • AVIE.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Tam O'Shanter, Op 51

    Conductor: Rumon Gamba. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Overtures: BBC Philharmonic/Gamba.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata No 5 in G minor, Z 806

    Ensemble: King's Consort. Director: Robert King.
    • Purcell - Ten Sonatas In Four Parts.
    • VIVAT.
    • 5-6.
  • Arnold Bax

    Fagin's romp (Oliver Twist)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Trio in E flat "Kegelstatt" K498

    Performer: Martin Fröst. Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • BIS.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Macbeth - Act 1 Witches' chorus

    Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Macbeth - Act 3 ballet

    Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Richard Strauss

    Sextet (Capriccio)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Richard Strauss: Rosenkavalier Waltzes: Gewandhausorchester/Blomstedt.
    • Decca.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Duo concertante

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • The Virtuoso Clarinet - Vol.2.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Freischütz (Overture)

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Weber: Der Freischutz: Berliner Philharmoniker/Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.


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