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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Rachmaninov's second piano concerto, Bridget Kendall, Vikings in Russia

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and journalist Bridget Kendall lists her cultural influences and inspirations.

Essential Classics with Suzy Klein

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: today, Rachmaninov's sublimely romantic piano concerto no.2

1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history

1050 Bridget Kendall, who as the BBC's Moscow correspondent reported on the the break-up of the Soviet Union, talks about the ideas that have inspired and shaped her throughout her life. Part of Radio 3's "Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture".

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzone a tre cori

    Music Arranger: Bruno Maderna. Orchestra: Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • ECM.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Liturgy of St John Chrysostom Op.31 (excerpts)

    Choir: Conspirare. Conductor: Craig Hella Johnson.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romance in B minor

    Performer: Hélène Boschi.
    • Clara Schumann Piano Works.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Claudio Abbado - The Symphony Edition.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, Op.18 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos: Hough/Dallas Symphony Orch/Litton.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No 2 in D major

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Conductor: Lev Markiz.
    • BIS.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un reve; Clair de lune

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
    • Opus Arte.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Concerto no. 2 in C minor - 2) Moderato (extract)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Hyperion.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Violin concerto in C major, Op.5 no.1 - 1st movement, Allegro

    Performer: Miroslav Vilimec. Orchestra: Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Frantisek Preisler.
    • Saint-George: Complete violin concertos, Vol.3.
    • AVENIRA.
    • 1.
  • Geirr Tveitt

    Fading away in the bright night of spring (Piano Concerto No 4, 'Aurora Borealis)

    Performer: Håvard Gimse. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • NAXOS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.1

    Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Antoine Tamestit.
    • DG.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 5 in E minor Op.64 (2nd movement)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Jurowski Conducts Tchaikovsky Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5.
    • LPO.
    • 002.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo a Capriccio, Op.129 'Rage over a Lost Penny'

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin.
    • RCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ballet music (Rosamunde)

    Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler. Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: José Gallardo.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Aaron Copland: The World of Aaron Copland.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Things to Come (March)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Classics for Pleasure.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in D major, Op 87 No 5

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Shostakovich The Preludes & Fugues Alexander Melnikov Piano.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in B minor, Op 87 No 6

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Shostakovich The Preludes & Fugues Alexander Melnikov Piano.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

    Performer: Peter Hanson. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • G.F. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 1-5.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Litany To The Virgin Mary Op.59 For Soprano, Female Chorus And Orchestra

    Singer: Aleksandra Kurzak. Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Narodowej. Choir: Chór Filharmonii Narodowej. Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk.
    • Warner Classics : 01902 95864507.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Libby Larsen

    Deep Summer Music

    Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • KOCH.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in C major, RV 82

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Performer: Ophira Zakai. Performer: Patrick Sepec.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Souvenir de Bohème No 2 in E flat major, Op 13

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Andras Schiff - Smetana: Polkas.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 14.


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