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Friday with Suzy Klein - Copland's Appalachian Spring, Armando Iannucci, Solar Storms

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

Essential Classics with Suzy Klein

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

0930 What would you recommend to someone who enjoys Copland's Appalachian Spring? Music whose bold and radical simplicity has become the sound of an idealised America - a dream realised in Copland's infectiously, generously optimistic music.

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. Today - why he loves the music of Mahler.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Rondeau (Les biches)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Paris 1920: Orchestre de Paris/Semyon Bychkov.
    • Philips.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a: Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa

    Singer: Lucía Martín-Cartón. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • In an Italian Garden: Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 107.
  • Trad.

    Jasspodspolska

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Wood Works.
    • Da Capo.
    • 11.
  • Traditional Danish

    Ribers No. 8

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Wood Works.
    • Dacapo.
    • 5.
  • Franz Liszt

    Harmonies du soir – no.11 from Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft (Cantata no.50, BWV.50)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring Suite (7th section)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Copland Orchestral Works 1 - Ballets.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto no. 2 in E flat major K.417

    • Hyperion.
  • Gustav Holst

    Capriccio for orchestra

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Holst: Egdon Heath, Hammersmith etc.: LSO/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor for cello and piano, Op 94

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Anna Polonsky.
    • Alisa Weilerstein - Dvorak.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Gustav Holst

    Hymn to the Dawn (Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 23 No 3)

    Ensemble: Etherea Vocal Ensemble.
    • Hymn to the Dawn.
    • Delos.
    • 1.
  • Jocelyn Pook

    How sweet the moonlight (The Merchant of Venice)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Performer: Siobhán Armstrong. Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Ensemble: Baroque String Quartet.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no.21 'Waldstein' - 3rd mvt 'Rondo'

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Jerome Moross

    The Big Country (opening titles)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Tony Bremner.
    • The Big Country.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata in G major for flute, violin and basso continuo, BWV 1038

    Performer: Kiyomi Suga. Performer: Ryo Terakado. Performer: Emmanuel Balssa. Performer: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer.
    • BIS.
    • 32-35.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.6 - 2nd mvt 'Andante'

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Lyric Pieces.
    • Hyperion.
    • 21.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Murder on the Orient Express (Waltz)

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
    • 100 Greatest Film Themes, Take 3.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 11.
  • John Adams

    Judah to Ocean - from John's Book of Alleged Dances

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Luigi Denza

    Funiculi, funicula

    Singer: José Carreras. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Edoardo Müller.
    • Neapolitan Songs.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B flat major, RV 167

    Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Director: Andrea Marcon.
    • Vivaldi: Venice Baroque Orchestra/Marcon.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 31-33.
  • Thomas Adès

    Arcadiana (O Albion)

    Ensemble: Calder Quartet.
    • The Twenty-Fifth Hour - The Chamber Music of Thomas Ades.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 13.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise, Op 83

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Virgin.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Maria Magdalene

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, K 420

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • ERATO.
    • 8.

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