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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 Cultural inspirations from leading figures in the arts world.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major, K 29

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 5.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    My Homeland, Op 62

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Dvorak: Czech Suite/American Suite Overtures: Pesek.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 4.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Passacaglia in G Minor (After G.F. Handel) [Version for Violin & Cello]

    Performer: Alissa Margulis. Performer: Alexander Buzlov.
    • Classical Music Stars in Malta (Live).
    • Delos.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)

    Singer: Matthew Rose. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Hyperion.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Choir: Chorus of the Kirov Opera. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Tchaikovsky 1812 - Borodin - Glinka - And More - Kirov Orchestra - Gergiev.
    • Phillips.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
    • ONYX.
  • Weronika Ratusińska

    Divertimento per archi 3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk.
    • Weronika Ratusinska: Works for Orchestra.
    • DUX.
    • 10.
  • Sir George Dyson

    Sweet Thames run softly (opening)

    Singer: Stephen Roberts. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • Unicorn Kanchana.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Heute noch, heute noch (Cantata No 211 "Kaffee-Kantata")

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas: Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
    • 18.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Late works Opp. 59-64.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Battle on the Ice Alexander Nevsky

    Orchestra: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln.
  • Christopher Tye

    Sit fast (prima et secunda pars)

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • LINN.
  • Gerald Finzi

    To Lizbie Brown (Earth and Air and Rain, Op 15)

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Jonathan Lemalu.
    • Songs.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Winter Idyll

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • Lyrique.
  • Claude Debussy

    Préludes, Book 2, L. 123: No. 12, Feux d'artifice

    Performer: Paavali Jumppanen.
    • Debussy: Préludes & Children's Corner.
    • Ondine.
    • 12.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: New Seasons Ensemble.
    • In Venice: Albrecht Mayer.
    • Decca.
    • 8-10.
  • Enrique Granados

    El fandango de candil (Goyescas)

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Anonymous

    El cant dels ocells

    Performer: Pedro Memelsdorff. Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King. Performer: Rolf Lislevand. Performer: Jordi Savall.
    • ASTREE AUVIDIS.
  • Robert Schumann

    String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1 - 4th movement, Vivace

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
    • Elias String Quartet - Haydn/Schumann.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
    • 8.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op 28

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Conductor: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Joshua Bell/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton.
    • Decca.
    • 1.

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