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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Dorothy Parker's ashes, Kate Adie, Molly on the Shore by Percy Grainger

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music. War correspondent, broadcaster and author Kate Adie reveals her cultural inspirations.

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 week the journalist, war correspondent , broadcaster and author Kate Adie reveals the sometimes surprising cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Luigi Boccherini

    Quintet in E major, Op 13 No 5: Minuet

    Orchestrator: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • NAXOS.
  • William Walton

    Portsmouth Point

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No.1 in G major Op.78 - 1st mvt: Vivace ma non troppo

    Performer: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch. Performer: Tuija Hakkila.
    • Ondine.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon Concerto in E flat major, RV 483

    Performer: Sergio Azzolini. Ensemble: L'Aura Soave Cremona.
    • Vivaldi: Concerti per fagotto II: Sergio Azzolini, L'Aura Soave Cremona.
    • Naive.
  • Percy Grainger

    Molly on the Shore 'Stowkoski version'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    12 Variations on 'Ah! Vous dirais-je, maman', K 265

    Performer: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • ECM New Series.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Three Shakespeare Songs

    Choir: Finzi Singers. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
    • Chandos.
  • Nigel Hess

    East Coast Pictures

    Ensemble: London Symphonic Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Nigel Hess.
    • FLY.
  • Time Traveller: Dorothy Parker's Ashes by Sarah Dillon

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 97, 'Archduke'

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • HYPERION.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Honie-suckle Almaine

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Music for Viols.
    • Virgin.
    • 13.
  • Anthony Holborne

    Noel's Galliard (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)

    • DECCA.
  • Anthony Holborne

    Muy Linda

    Ensemble: Barokksolistene. Director: Bjarte Eike.
    • BIS.
  • Edvard Grieg

    4 Norwegian Dances Op.35, No. 1

    Performer: Claire Chevallier. Performer: Jos van Immerseel.
    • Alpha : 282.
    • Alpha.
    • 12.
  • Acker Bilk & Stan Tracey

    Stranger On The Shore

  • Sir Hamilton Harty

    The Fair Day (An Irish Symphony)

    Conductor: Bryden Thomson. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra.
    • An Irish Rhapsody: Ulster Orchestra/Handley/Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    L' Incontro improvviso. H.28.6 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Heidelberger Sinfoniker. Conductor: Thomas Fey.
    • Hanssler.
  • Kate Adie on George Orwell's first wife

  • Arthur Bliss

    Things to Come (March)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Classics for Pleasure.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 191, 'Gloria in excelsis Deo'

    Singer: Claron McFadden. Singer: Christoph Genz. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • J.S. Bach, Cantatas Vol 18: Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 8.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor, Op 40 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Rachmaninov Piano Concertos - Leif Ove Andsnes - Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Maddalena Laura Sirmen

    String Quartet No 4 in B flat major

    Ensemble: Allegri String Quartet.
    • Cala.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata in B flat major, D 960 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Imogen Cooper.
    • Schubert, Live, Volume 3: Imogen Cooper.
    • Avie.
    • 6.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Laudate pueri (Vespro della Beata Vergine)

    Singer: Grace Davidson. Singer: Charlotte Mobbs. Singer: Mark Dobell. Singer: Jeremy Budd. Singer: Ben Davis. Singer: Eamonn Dougan. Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Orchestra of The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Vespers of 1610/The Sixteen.
    • CORO.
    • 4.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Soirées musicales, Op 9

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque: National Philharmonic Orchestra/Bonynge.
    • Decca.
    • 2-6.
  • Kate Adie's Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 03:02

  • Time Traveller: Dorothy Parker's Ashes

    Duration: 02:03

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