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Friday with Suzy Klein - Bridget Kendall, Beethoven 5, Tom Service in Russia

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

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

0930 Suzy explores potential follow-on pieces to one of the greatest of all symphonic utterances: Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
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

  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur (Overture)

    Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in D major for two pianos, K 448 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: Justus Frantz.
    • Mozart: Music for Piano Duet: Justus Frantz, Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Qara Qarayev

    Waltz (from The Seven Beauties - Suite)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Chandos.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in D major, RV 428, 'Il gardellino'

    Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Vivaldi: 6 Flute Concertos: Lisa Beznosiuk/English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 10-12.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • Simon Rattle conducts Beethoven.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    España arr for guitar (Tango)

    Performer: Xuefei Yang. Music Arranger: Xuefei Yang.
    • Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez: Xuefei Yang.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Matinees musicales Op.24 for orchestra, after Rossini

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Britten: Young Person's Guide etc..
    • Decca.
    • 12-16.
  • Franz Schubert

    Violin Sonata in D major, D 384, 'Sonatina'

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Martin Helmchen.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Nunc dimittis (Vespers)

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • Ondine.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • J.S. Bach: Orchestral Music: Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Brahms: Symphonies 1-4. Berliner Philharmoniker - Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • John Williams

    Yoda's Theme (from The Empire Strikes Back)

    Orchestra: Skywalker Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Sony.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No 2

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.33 in B flat K319

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (Allemande)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • J. S. Bach, The Cello Suites: Yo-Yo Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Fanny Hensel

    April; May (Das Jahr)

    Performer: Lauma Skride.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Johann Strauss: Famous Waltzes: Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
    • 6.


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