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Monday with Suzy Klein - Armando Ianucci, Road Signs and Musical Notation, Ravel's String Quartet

Suzy Klein presents the best in classical music, and featured guest Armando Ianucci reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him.

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

0930 Suzy explores potential companion pieces for Ravel's String Quartet

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

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Overture: Mitridate, Re di Ponto, K87

    Orchestra: La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basle. Conductor: Andrea Marcon.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Trio for clarinet or viola, cello and piano in A minor, Op 114 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Ralph Manno. Performer: Guido Schiffen. Performer: Liese Klahn. Ensemble: ensemble incanto.
    • Johannes Brahms/Max Bruch.
    • EBS.
    • 3.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Sonata for two oboes, bassoon and basso continuo in B flat major

    Ensemble: Zefiro.
    • Arcana.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Village Scene by the Inn

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F major - 2nd movement, Assez vif

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • EMI.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances (Gloriana)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Benjamin Britten: Works for Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Rondo brillant in E flat major, Op.29

    Performer: Martin Helmchen. Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
  • César Franck

    Sonata in A major for violin and piano, ed Jean-Piere Rampal for flute. 4th movt

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • BIS.
  • Frank Bridge


    Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
    • Bridge: Suite for Strings etc: Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury.
    • Conifer.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Musik, D 547

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Schubert: Lieder: Bostridge, Drake.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique, Op 3

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
    • Stravinsky: Firebird Suite: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Thomas Arne

    Where the bee sucks (The Tempest)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple symphony Op.4 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro

    Performer: Osian Ellis. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • Decca.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    'The Assault on Beautiful Gorky' (The Unforgettable Year 1919)

    Performer: Ellena Alekseyeva. Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adriano.
    • NAXOS.
  • Anonymous

    Sonata XIV in G major, Siempre piano

    Ensemble: Florilegium. Director: Ashley Solomon.
    • Florilegium and Arakaendar Bolivia Choir: Bolivian Baroque, Vol. 3.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 9.
  • Ernest John Moeran

    Rhapsody No 2 in E major

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Moeran: 3 Rhapsodies.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Kate Royal.
    • A Lesson in Love: Kate Royal/Malcolm Martineau.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fileuse, Op 80 No 2

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Akira Eguchi.
    • Vanguard Classics.
  • Richard Wagner

    Spinning Chorus (The Flying Dutchman)

    Singer: Ricarda Merbeth. Singer: Silvia Hablowetz. Choir: Berlin Radio Choir. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marek Janowski.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

    Serenade No 1 'Simphonie francoise', Op 39 (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Le Concert Spirituel. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Boirmortier: Ballets de Village: Serenade.
    • Naxos.
    • 23.
  • Michael Torke


    Conductor: Yoel Levi. Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
    • Michael Torke: Three: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
    • Ecstatic Records.
    • 1.


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