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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Judith Kerr, Brahms Academic Overture, Physics on the Beach

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music. Plus author and illustrator Judith Kerr 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 writer and illustrator Judith Kerr, of "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" fame, reveals the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Donnerode, TWV 6:3, Pt. 1: I. Wie ist dein Name so gross

    Choir: Rheinische Kantorei. Singer: Wilfried Jochens. Singer: Hans-Georg Wimmer. Orchestra: Das Kleine Konzert. Conductor: Hermann Max. Singer: Barbara Schlick.
    • Telemann: Sacred Choral Music.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 101.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pour le piano (Toccata)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 21.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20

    Orchestra: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Alba.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance in F major for violin and orchestra, Op 50

    Performer: Thomas Zehetmair. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • The Teldec Recordings: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Teldec.
    • 8.
  • Franz Schubert

    4 Impromptus for piano (D.899) (Op.90), no.4 in A flat major;

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D.840, 850 & 894, Impromptus D.899: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Giovanni Felice Sances

    Stabat mater

    Orchestra: L’Arpeggiata. Singer: Núria Rial. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Via Crucis; L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 11.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concert Piece No 2 in D minor, Op 114

    Orchestrator: Carl Baermann. Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Kenneth Sillito.
    • Weber, Mendelssohn etc.: Works for clarinet.
    • 8-10.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Scherzo in D minor

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Rachmaninov: Orchestral Works.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Let me B

    Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble.
    • NMC.
  • Time Traveller: Physics On The Beach

    Duration: 02:23

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ch'io mi scordi di te?, K 505

    Performer: Maria João Pires. Singer: Barbara Hendricks. Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Mika Eichenholtz.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 19.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Fast Blue Village 2

    Ensemble: Del Sol String Quartet.
    • Dorian Sono Luminus.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in G major, Op 10 No 5, 'Black key'

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • The Lizst Project.
    • DG.
    • 6.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Motet: O Domine Jesu Christe

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 122.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Sleeping Beauty (Panorama)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker: LSO, Previn.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 9.
  • Judith Kerr's Cultural Inspirations: Quatermass

    Duration: 02:58

  • Gustav Holst

    Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Holst: The Planets: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Heinrich Isaac

    Tartara, a 3

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    An die Jugend, BV 254: IV. Introduzione e capriccio (Paganinesco)

    • Paganini at the Piano.
    • Grand Piano.
    • 2.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in A major, Wq 182, No 4

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
  • Judith Weir


    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30: IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo e r

    Ensemble: Camerata Bern.
    • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto & String Quartet No. 3.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 107.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Eclogue, Op.10

    Performer: Tom Poster. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 17.
  • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger


    Performer: Matthew Wadsworth. Performer: Gary Cooper. Performer: Mark Levy.
    • Kapsberger/Piccinini: 14 Silver Strings: Matthew Wadsworth.
    • Deux-Elles.
    • 22.
  • Max Bruch

    String Quartet No 1 in C minor (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Goldner String Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Franz Berwald

    Estrella de Soria (Overture)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.


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