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Friday with Suzy Klein - 17th Century Detoxing, Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Joshua Bell

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

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Bacchanale (Samson et Dalila)

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony/Danse Macabre: Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • John Stainer

    I saw the Lord

    Performer: Andrew Lucas. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Conductor: John Scott.
  • Léo Delibes

    Flower Duet from Lakme

    Performer: Katherine Bryan. Performer: Kevin Gowland. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
    • Silver Voice, opera arias played by flute and orchestra.
    • Chandos.
    • 008.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro In A Flat Major Op.70 for Horn and Piano

    Performer: Alec Frank-Gemmill. Performer: Alasdair Beatson.
    • BIS : BIS-2228 SACD.
    • BIS.
    • 4-5.
  • Edward Elgar

    Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 9, 'Nimrod')

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Elgar: Enigma Variations: LSO/Sir Colin Davis.
    • LSO Live.
    • 9.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, 'American' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Dvorak: String Quartets: Takacs Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Henriëtte Bosmans

    Concertino for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Orchestra: Radio Kamerorkest. Conductor: Ed Spanjaard.
    • NM Special.
  • Edward Elgar

    Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 9, 'Nimrod')

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Elgar: Enigma Variations: LSO/Sir Colin Davis.
    • LSO Live.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Sylvia, D 891

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: John Mark Ainsley.
    • Schubert - Complete Songs.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • William Walton

    Johannesburg Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in C major, HWV 318, 'Alexander's Feast'

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Performer: Catherine Mackintosh. Performer: Susan Sheppard. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebestraum; no.3 in A flat major [arr. from "O lieb" (S.298)]

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • Sony.
  • Thomas Adès

    Arcadiana: VI. O Albion

    Ensemble: Endellion Quartet.
    • Ades: Living Toys.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Gustav Holst

    Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • William Byrd

    Browning, 'The leaves be green' à 5

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns, Op 52 No 6

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Decca.
  • Robert Ramsey

    How are the mighty fall'n

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy


    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Josef Rheinberger

    Sonata no. 11 in D minor Op.148 for organ; 2nd movement; Cantilene (Adagio)

    Performer: Daniel Chorzempa.
    • Philips.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.6 No.9

    Ensemble: Ensemble 415. Director: Chiara Banchini. Director: Jesper Christensen.
  • Annie Fortescue Harrison

    In the Gloaming

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Nights in the Gardens of Spain (i. En el Generalife)

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Hyperion.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.