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Monday with Suzy Klein - Kate Mosse, The Waltzer, Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music. Author and playwright Kate Mosse reveals her cultural influences and 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 bestselling author and playwright Kate Mosse reveals the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Les Caractères de la danse

    Orchestra: Harmony of Nations. Director: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • Les Caractères de la danse.
    • Raumklang.
    • 013.
  • George Enescu

    Minstrel (Impressions of Childhood, Op 28)

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
    • Rapsodia.
    • Naive.
    • 002.
  • Leos Janáček

    Kozich (Five Moravian Dances for orchestra)

    Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Janacek: Danube, Maravian Dances, Suite Op.3.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Richard Strauss

    Romanze for Cello and Orchestra in F Major

    Performer: Ophélie Gaillard. Orchestra: Český národní symfonický orchestr. Conductor: Julien Masmondet.
    • Strauss: Don Quixote & Cello Works.
    • Aparté.
    • 104.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051 arr. E Bindman for Piano Duet (3rd mvt)

    Composer: Eleonor Bindman. Performer: Eleonor Bindman. Performer: Jenny Lin.
    • The Brandenburg Duets.
    • Grand Piano.
    • 203.
  • Alexander Borodin

    In the steppes of central Asia

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin: Neeme Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Andante con moto in C minor

    Ensemble: Grieg Trio.
    • Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Grieg.
    • Simax.
    • 001.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    The Mermaid

    Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • Ondine ODE1237-5.
    • Ondine.
    • 3.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Tribulationem et dolorem

    Choir: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
    • NAXOS.
  • Time Traveller: Kate Romano - The Waltzer

  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • DG.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)

    Singer: Anna Crookes. Singer: Clare Wilkinson. Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Monteverdi Fire and Ashes.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 12.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios - Overture, Op 17

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • DACAPO.
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger

    Theme and variations

    Performer: Jenny Lin.
    • Bis.
  • Kate Mosse talks about the Medieval French city of Carcassonne

  • Berenguier de Palou

    Ai tal domna

    Ensemble: Oni Wytars Ensemble. Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn. Director: Marco Ambrosini. Director: Michael Posch.
    • Music of the Troubadours.
    • Naxos.
    • 007.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Interlude between Acts 3 & 4 (Suite from The Eternal City)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica 900 Teatro Regio Torino. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Mascagni In Concert.
    • Chandos.
    • 012.
  • Scott Joplin

    Maple Leaf Rag

    Performer: Joshua Rifkin.
    • Scott Joplin: Piano Rags: Joshua Rifkin.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Prokofiev & Stravinsky.
    • Naive.
    • 001.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Sonata in E flat major, K 481 (2nd mvt - Adagio)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Mozart Violin Sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 007.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest, HWV 258

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Handel: Coronation Anthems: The Sixteens / Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 10.
  • Franz Schubert

    An der Mond D259

    Singer: Matthias Goerne. Performer: Andreas Haefliger.
  • Luciano Berio

    Rendering (1st mvt - Allegro)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Berio - Realisations.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.


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