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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Brian Blessed, Albinoni Adagio, The Christmas of 1817

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and Brian Blessed lists 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 Brian Blessed regales us with the experiences, times and places that have inspired him throughout his life.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Three German Dances, K 605

    Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana. Conductor: Johannes Wildner.
    • Naxos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, Op 15 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Conductor: Andrew Parrott. Orchestra: Norrköpings Symfoniorkester.
    • Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 3: Brautigam.
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah - Pifa ... Rejoice greatly

    Singer: Katherine Watson. Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel. Conductor: Hervé Niquet.
    • Alpha.
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan

    Grande sonata, Op 33, 'Les quatre ages' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Alkan: Grande Sonate; Sonatine; Le Festin D'Esope.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Adagio in G minor arr. Giazotto

    Music Arranger: Remo Giazotto. Performer: Alastair Ross. Performer: Simon Standage. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: Richard Hickox Orchestra.
    • Weekend Classics: Baroque Weekend: Pachelbel/Albinoni/Handel/Vivaldi.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • John Rutter

    Star Carol

    Conductor: John Rutter. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Choir: The Cambridge Singers.
    • collegium.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Sonata no. 3 in E major BWV.1016

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Performer: Ottavio Dantone.
    • J S Bach, Sonatas.
    • ONYX.
    • 9.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Brahms: The Symphonies.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson

    A Carol Symphony

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • A Carol Symphony and other Christmas Orchestral Favourites.
    • Naxos.
    • 6-9.
  • Donato Lovreglio

    Fantasy on themes from Verdi's La traviata, Op 45

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • The Virtuoso Clarinet: Michael Collins.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Henry Purcell

    Chaconne in G minor, Z 730

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux de vagues (La mer)

    Music Arranger: Sally Beamish. Ensemble: Trio Apaches.
    • The Seafarer.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 2.
  • Vivien Ellis

    Coronation Scot (Paul Temple)

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics: The New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp.
    • Hyperion.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major, Op 64 No 5 "The Lark"

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Alec McGregor

    2017 Breakfast Carol Competition No 5. Sir Christemas

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Martin Carling

    Sir Christemas

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Chorale-Prelude 'In dulci jubilo', BuxWV 197

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Buxtehude - Oeuvres Pour Orgue.
    • Erato.
    • 6.
  • Franz Liszt

    Die Hirten an der Krippe (Weihnachstbaum)

    Performer: Leslie Howard.
    • Liszt Christmas Tree - Via Crucis; Chorales.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    In Dulci Jubilo

    Music Arranger: Michael Praetorius. Orchestra: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Choir: Boy's Choir of Roskilde Cathedral. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tanto

    Performer: Andrew Manze. Performer: Rachel Podger. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • J.S.Bach, Solo & Double Violin Concertos.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in E flat major, K 375 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Consortium Classicum.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme - Act 2 (conclusion)

    Singer: Anna Netrebko. Singer: Rolando Villazón. Singer: Nicole Cabell. Singer: Mariusz Kwiecien. Singer: Boaz Daniel. Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Choir: Gartnerplatz State Theatre Children's Choir. Conductor: Bertrand de Billy.
    • DG.


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