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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Vaughan Williams' The Wasps, Terence Stamp, Bus Shelters

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a well-known piece of music, and actor Terence Stamp talks about his cultural inspirations and influences.

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.
1010 Time Traveller. A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Actor Terence Stamp talks about his cultural inspirations.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in E major Kk.206

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Handel/Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 16.
  • Maurice Delage

    4 poèmes hindous: II. Lahore

    Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth. Orchestra: Les Siècles. Singer: Sabine Devieilhe.
    • Mirages.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 105.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances Op. 45 (No. 1)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Rachmaninov: The Bells, Symphonic Dances.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 005.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Sitkovetsky Trio.
    • BIS: 2109 SACD.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Overture)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    This is the record of John

    Music Arranger: Nico Muhly. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major K.488 - 3rd movement, Allegro assai

    Performer: Simone Dinnerstein. Orchestra: Havana Lyceum Orchestra. Conductor: José Antonio Méndez Padrón.
    • Mozart In Havana.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6.
  • Anna Cederberg-Orreteg


    Choir: Allmänna Sången. Conductor: Maria Goundorina.
    • BIS.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sonata for Strings No. 1 in G Major

    Performer: Minna Pensola. Performer: Antti Tikkanen. Performer: Tuomas Lehto. Performer: Niek de Groot.
    • Rossini: Sonatas for Strings Nos. 1-3 - Hoffmeister: Double Bass Quartets Nos. 1.
    • BIS.
    • 1-3.
  • Sidney Torch

    Rosie, The Red Omnibus (London Transport Suite)

    Performer: Martin Knowles. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Sidney Torch: London Transport Suite, Petit Valse, Barbecue and other works.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Insanae et vanae curae

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Mozart: Requiem.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance, Op.23

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Michael Brown.
    • Echoes.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps - Overture

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Song of the Flea

    Singer: John Tomlinson. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: David Parry.
    • Great Operatic Arias.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Josquin des Prez

    El grillo

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Romance (The Gadfly)

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Mann.
    • Chloe.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 9.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Oboe Concerto in C major, RV 447 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: New Seasons Ensemble.
    • Decca.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Mambo (Symphonic Dances from West Side Story)

    Orchestrator: Sid Ramin. Orchestrator: Irwin Kostal. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Dance Mix: Baltimore Symphony Orchstra/Zinman.
    • Argo.
    • 1.
  • John Taverner

    Audivi vocem

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Puer Natus Est, Tudor Music For Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto, op.35 - 1st mvt

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Decca.
  • Meredith Monk

    Ellis Island for two pianos

    Performer: Ursula Oppens. Performer: Bruce Brubaker.
    • ECM.
  • Henry Purcell

    Suite from the Fairy Queen

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus tuus

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor (Allegro non assai)

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Brahms: Hungarian Dances.
    • 2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Orfeo.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in F major, TWV55:F16: 4. La Tempete

    Ensemble: Florilegium.
    • Telemann - Concertos & Cantata Ihr Völker Hört.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 023.


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