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Friday with Suzy Klein - Bowdlerisation, Sue MacGregor, War Requiem

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

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for potential companion pieces for a well-known piece of music.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Writer and broadcaster Sue MacGregor on the things that have inspired and influenced her throughout her life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    L' Isle joyeuse

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Lads of Wamphray

    Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Clark Rundell.
    • Grainger: Works for Wind Orchestra vol. 4: Reynish/Rundell.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons: Winter

    Performer: Francesca Vicari. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini. Ensemble: Concerto Italiano.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Sevilla (Suite espagnola)

    Performer: Pepe Romero.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Dies Irae (War Requiem)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya. Singer: Peter Pears. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Choir: Bach Choir. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Chopin: The Nocturnes: Maria Joao Pires.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Nicola Benedetti: Fantasie.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)

    Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt. Choir: San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony.
    • Brahms: Ein Deutsches requiem: Blomstedt.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream transc for piano

    Music Arranger: Sergey Rachmaninov. Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Simon Trpceski plays Rachmaninov.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Richard Strauss

    Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 11

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
    • EMI.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem e Kyrie (Requiem)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Daniela Barcellona. Singer: Roberto Alagna. Singer: Julian Konstantinov. Choir: Eric Ericsons Kammarkör. Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Choir: Orfeón Donostiarra.
    • EMI.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Homeward, Op 62 No 6

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • Grieg Lyric Pieces.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major, K 361, 'Gran Partita' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Linn.
  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

    The Wreckers (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Violin Sonata in G major

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Janine Jansen: Beau Soir: Itamar Golan.
    • Decca.
    • 11-13.
  • Alessandro Stradella

    La Susanna - Da chi spero aita, o cieli

    Singer: Emanuela Galli. Ensemble: Ensemble Aurora. Conductor: Enrico Gatti.
    • Glossa.
  • Clara Schumann

    Konzertsatz in F minor

    Performer: Lucy Parham. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in C major, Op 10 No 1

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in A flat major, Op 25 No 1

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Chandos.


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