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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Armando Iannucci, The Telediphone

Suzy Klein takes us through the morning with the best in classical music, and we hear about Armando Ianucci's cultural inspirations.

Essential Classics with Suzy Klein

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

0930 Suzy invites your ideas for companion pieces for Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium - one of the best loved pieces of choral music ever written.
1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Writer, satirist and classical music fan Armando Iannucci talks about the ideas that have inspired and shaped him throughout his life.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Barbara Strozzi

    Che si puo fare Op.8 no.6

    Singer: Mariana Flores. Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
    • Ambronay.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • Chandos.
  • Claude Debussy

    Feux d'artifice (Fireworks), from Preludes, Book 2

    Performer: Pal Eide.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Alain Planes.
    • CDKlassisk.
    • 009.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Andante in C major, K 315

    Performer: Juliette Bausor. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Jaime Martín.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O magnum mysterium

    Choir: Polyphony. Director: Stephen Layton.
    • A Christmas Present from Polyphony.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Overture in E flat major, Op 24

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • CPO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Piangero la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare)

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Ensemble: Lautten Compagney. Conductor: Wolfgang Katschner.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Strings in E major, Op 22 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • Rafael Kubelik: Rare Recordings 1963 - 1974.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Rued Langgaard

    "Behind The Wall Stand The Little Roses" (Rose Garden Songs, No 2)

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Tamás Vető.
    • Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs.
    • Dacapo.
    • 5.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Guitare, Op 32

    Performer: Eric Parkin.
    • Chaminade: Piano Works - Eric Parkin.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Ronald Binge

    Sailing By

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Classic FM.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sonata in C major for viola da gamba and continuo, Wq 136

    Performer: Johanna Rose. Performer: Javier Núñez.
    • Rubicon.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O magnum mysterium

    Choir: Polyphony. Director: Stephen Layton.
    • A Christmas Present from Polyphony.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    O sacrum convivium

    Choir: Det Norske Solistkor. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 4 voices (Agnus Dei)

    Choir: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
    • Naked Byrd two: Armonico Consort.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Eleanor Alberga

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Celebration Dance

    Orchestra: The Taliesin Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Ash.
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Roald Dahl).
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 20.
  • Bill Frisell

    Oh Well, from One Week

    Performer: Bill Frisell. Performer: Joey Baron. Singer: Kermit Driscoll.
    • Elektra.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Adagio in G minor

    Music Arranger: Remo Giazotto. Performer: Edward Brewer. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Albinoni/Pachelbel: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Arnold Bax


    Singer: Martyn Hill. Singer: Lynore McWhirter. Choir: Brighton Festival Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita. Director: Daniela Dolci.
  • Charles Koechlin

    La méditation de Purun Baghat

    Orchestra: Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
  • Franz Schubert

    Marche militaire No 1 in D major, D 733

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Schubert: Marches Militaires: Daniel Barenboim/Radu Lupu.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.
  • Clara Schumann

    Abendfeier in Venedig

    Ensemble: Studio Vocale Karlsruhe. Conductor: Werner Pfaff.
    • Schumann - Die Chorwerke Vol. 2.
    • EBS.
    • 1.


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