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Thursday with Suzy - Joshua Bell, Electricity Pylons, Widor's Toccata

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

  • Niels Wilhelm Gade

    Scottish Overture, Op 7, 'In the Highlands'

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Overture (Wonderful Town)

    Music Arranger: Charles Harmon. Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Bernstein: Marin Alsop's Complete Naxos Recordings.
    • Naxos.
    • 1611.
  • Franz Liszt

    Two Concert Studies S 145

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • Transcendental - Daniil Trifonov plays Franz Liszt.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 001.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Toccata (Organ Symphony No 5 in F minor)

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Widor/Vierne: Symphony no.5/Carillon de Westminster: Simon Preston.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Franz Schubert

    Konzertstück in D major, D 345

    Performer: Andreas Janke. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Schubert: Symphony no. 7 Unfinished Tonhalle Orchestra - Zinman.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 5.
  • Marcel Tournier

    Suite for flute, string trio and harp, Op.34

    Ensemble: Mirage Quintet.
    • NAXOS.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantique des degrés

    Choir: RIAS Kammerchor. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
    • Sony.
  • Time Traveller : Kate Romano on Electricity Pylons

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia in B flat major, BWV 800; Sinfonia in B minor, BWV 801

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Torleif Thedéen.
    • DECCA.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 108 in B flat major, 'Symphony B'

    Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Nimbus.
  • Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély

    Sortie in E flat major for organ

    Performer: David Sanger.
    • Lefebure-Wely Organ Music played by David Sanger.
    • 8.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Alexandre Guilmant

    March on Handel's 'Lift up your heads', Op 15

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • The World of The Organ, Simon Preston.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Cello Concerto (3rd mvt 'Radiant')

    Performer: Kristina Blaumane. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras. Conductor: Maxim Rysanov.
    • ECM New Series.
  • Joshua Bell on working with composer and bass player Edgar Meyer

  • Edgar Meyer


    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Mike Marshall. Performer: Sam Bush. Singer: Edgar Meyer.
    • Sony.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Concert Fantasia in G major, Op 56 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Tchaikovsky; The Three Piano Concertos, Concert Fantasia.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Welcome as the dawn of day (Solomon)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: The English Concert. Singer: Rosemary Joshua. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel Duets: The English Concert.
    • Chaconne.
    • 3.
  • Josef Myslivecek

    Overture in A major

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
    • Archiv.
  • Traditional Scottish

    My love is like a red, red rose

    Music Arranger: Craig Leon. Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Andreas Scholl - Wayfaring Stranger; Folksongs.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite

    Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • John Dowland

    Mistress Winter's Jumps

    Ensemble: ExTempore.


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