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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Mozart Symphony No.40, Joshua Bell, Ah Sing the Opium Master

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and violinist and conductor Joshua Bell reveals his 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 The conductor and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell talks about the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV.645

    Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Songs Without Words: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios - Overture, Op 17

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • DACAPO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in F major, HWV 348, 'Water Music' (Aria)

    Orchestra: London Classical Players. Director: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Handel: Water & Fireworks Music: London Classical Players, Norrington.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 3.
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa

    Missa Virtute magna - Agnus Dei

    Choir: Musica Ficta. Conductor: Bo Holten.
    • DaCapo.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Mozart: Symphonies No. 40 & No. 41 "Jupiter": The English Concert, Trevor Pinnoc.
    • Archiv.
    • 1.
  • Charles Dibdin

    Tom Bowling

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • Naxos.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Dumbarton Oaks

    Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Conductor: Robert Craft.
    • NAXOS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A major, D.951

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets; Steven Osborne / Paul Lewis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Gang Chen

    The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto (Part I: Falling in Love)

    Composer: Ho Zhanhao. Performer: Lü Siqing. Music Arranger: Yiu-Kwong Chung. Orchestra: Taipei Chinese Orchestra. Conductor: Yiu-Kwong Chung.
    • BIS.
  • William Byrd

    The March Before the Battle

    Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • La Battaglia: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in G minor, K 516 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Philip Dukes. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Mozart: String Quintets; Nash Ensemble, Philip Dukes.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story Suite arr Eric Crees (Cool Fugue)

    Performer: London Symphony Brass. Music Arranger: Eric Crees. Conductor: Eric Crees.
    • Brass Americana: London Symphony Brass/Crees.
    • Regis.
    • 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.4 in B flat - 4th mvt: Allegro ma non troppo

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Joshua Bell.
    • Sony.
  • Percy Grainger

    Jutish Medley

    Performer: Martin Jones.
    • Grainger - Dished up for Piano vol.3.
    • NIMBUS.
    • NI5244.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 93 in D major

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Haydn, 12 London Symphonies: Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles.
    • Naive.
    • 9.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Piano Concerto (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Performer: Igor Gruppman. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Doreen Carwithen. Work incl. Overture (ODTAA), Suffolk suite and others.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes galantes Suite

    Orchestra: Concert Des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Le Concert Spirituel - Au Temps de Louis XV: Le Concert Des Nations, Jordi Saval.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 25-31.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Poet and Peasant (overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Suppé: Overtures and Marches.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.


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