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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - The Rorschach Test, Libera me & In paradisum from Faure's Requiem, Kate Mosse

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

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Brindisi (La traviata)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Roberto Alagna. Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Verdi per due.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 19.
  • John Dowland

    Now, O Now I Needs Must Part

    Performer: Piers Lane. Music Arranger: Percy Grainger.
    • HELIOS.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Fancy Free (3 Dance Variations)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • Bernstein: On the Waterfront.
    • BIS.
    • 10-12.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Viola d'amore Concerto in A major, RV 396

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Europa Galante.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Five Variations on 'Rule Britannia', WoO 79

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • Beethoven: Piano Variations: Olli Mustonen.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem

    Singer: Grace Davidson. Singer: William Gaunt. Choir: Tenebrae. Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Andrea Oliva. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: Flute Sonatas: Andrea Oliva/Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33

    Performer: Gabriel Schwabe. Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester. Conductor: Marc Soustrot.
    • Saint-Saens: Works for Cello and Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 001.
  • Gyorgy Ligeti

    Six Bagatelles for wind quintet (Nos 1, 3 and 4)

    Ensemble: London Winds.
    • Chandos.
  • Time Traveller: The Rorschach Test by Helen Arney

  • Henry Purcell

    Suite from the Fairy Queen

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • FONTALIS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Poemes pour Mi (Premier livre)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Alan Gilbert.
    • DECCA.
  • John Rutter

    Requiem (Requiem aeternam)

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moment musicaux in C sharp minor, D.780 no.4

    Performer: Till Fellner.
    • Schubert/Sonata D.784/6 Moments Musicaux D.780.
    • Erato.
    • 7.
  • Kate Mosse on her love of second hand bookshops

  • Robert Jones

    When I sit reading

    Performer: Anthony Rooley. Singer: Emma Kirkby.
    • Robert Jones: The Muses Gardin - Lute songs: Kirkby/Rooley.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 16.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat K449

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
    • Chandos.
  • John Luther Adams

    Canticles of the Holy Wind (Sky with Four Suns)

    Choir: The Crossing. Conductor: Donald Nally.
    • John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind.
    • Cantaloupe Music.
    • 1.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (The Mikado)

    Singer: Lesley Garrett. Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Robinson.
    • The Mikado (Highlights).
    • That's Entertainment.
    • 13.
  • George Harrison

    Here comes the sun

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Music Arranger: Christopher Austin. Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet.
    • Mercury.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67 - 2nd movement, Adagio espressivo

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Ensemble: Endellion Quartet.
    • ASV.
  • John Dowland

    The Frog Galliard

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • The Art of the Lute - Paul O'Dette.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa solemnis - Sanctus and Benedictus

    Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan.
    • Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123.
    • BIS.
    • 8-9.

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