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International Women's Day with Suzy Klein - Hildegard of Bingen, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, patriarchy crushing vikings

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, and conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla reveals her cultural inspirations and influences.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this the conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla reveals the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Fanny Hensel

    Character Piece in E flat major

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Bishop Rock Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Clairières dans le ciel: No. 5, Au pied de mon lit

    Singer: Katharina Konradi. Performer: Gerold Huber.
    • Gedankenverloren.
    • Genuin.
    • 901.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Clairières dans le ciel: No. 8, Vous m'avez regardé avec toute votre âme

    Performer: Gerold Huber. Singer: Katharina Konradi.
    • Gedankenverloren.
    • Genuin.
    • 902.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Trio for flute, oboe and piano

    Performer: Nancy Ruffer. Performer: John Anderson. Performer: Helen Crayford.
    • Dutton.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Columba aspexit

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Performer: Doreen Muskett. Choir: Gothic Voices.
  • Henriëtte Bosmans

    Poeme for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Andrei Ioniţă. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
  • Johanna Müller-Hermann

    Alle die Wachsende Schatten

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
  • Marianna Martines

    Overture in C major

    Ensemble: La Floridiana. Director: Nicoleta Paraschivescu.
    • Marianna Martines: Il Primo Amore.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1-3.
  • Pauline Hall

    Ariettes oubliées (Verlaine Suite)

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Christian Eggen.
    • Norway in Music: Pauline Hall.
    • Simax.
    • 003.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Etude romantique Op.132 for piano

    Performer: Johann Blanchard.
    • MDG.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Columba aspexit

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Choir: Gothic Voices. Ensemble: Doreen Muskett. Director: Christopher Page.
  • Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Esther (Cantates à voix seule I)

    Performer: Brigitte Haudebourg. Performer: Francoise Bloch. Performer: Guy Robert. Singer: Isabelle Poulenard.
    • Jacquet de la Guerre: Cantates bibliques - Pieces instrumentales et vocales.
    • Arion.
    • 3.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Eliza's Aria (Wild Swans)

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Jacques Ammon.
    • Spheres: Daniel Hope.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden

    Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • In Praise of Woman.
    • HELIOS.
    • 017.
  • Traditional Lithuanian

    Prie sesules vartu balti dobileliai (White clover at the sister's fence)

    Choir: Female Ethnographical Ensemble.
    • Ocora.
  • Judith Weir


    Choir: BBC Singers Women's Voices. Choir: Choristers of Temple Church. Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Signum.
  • Rebecca Clarke


    Performer: Philip Dukes. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
    • Naxos.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Proud Thames

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Maconchy: Serenata Concertante; Symphony for Double String Orchestra.
    • Lyrita.
    • 1.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    The Lord is Good

    Singer: Susanna Fairbairn. Singer: Miranda Laurence. Choir: Sospiri. Conductor: Christopher Watson.
    • NAXOS.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Piano Quintet No 2 in E major, Op 31 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: The Schubert Ensemble.
    • Louise Farrenc: The Two Piano Quintets.
    • ASV.
    • 7.
  • Morfydd Owen

    Slumber Song of the Madonna

    Performer: Shiori Hosoda. Singer: Natasha Page.
  • Georgie Ward

    Love in the Mardi Gras for piano

    Performer: Georgie Ward.
  • Joan Trimble

    Suite for Strings

    Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra. Director: Fionnuala Hunt.
    • Black Box.
  • Time Traveller: Patriarchy-crushing Vikings

    Duration: 02:37

  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 03:48


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