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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, Judith Kerr, Snuff

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

  • Johann Christian Bach

    La Giulia (Overture)

    Ensemble: The Hanover Band.
    • CPO.
  • Edna Bentz Woods

    Valse Phantastique

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • HYPERION.
  • Ole Bull

    A Mountain Vision

    Performer: Arve Tellefsen. Orchestra: Trondheim Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Eivind Aadland.
    • SIMAX.
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

    I Thirst

    Choir: Skylark.
    • Seven Words from the Cross.
    • Sono Luminus.
    • 12.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Lauda Jerusalem, RV 609

    Singer: Joowon Chung. Singer: Hanna Herfurtner. Choir: Salzburger Bachchor. Ensemble: Bach Consort Wien. Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky.
    • Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, Gloria & Other Works (Live).
    • Gramola Records.
    • 18.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Johannes Moser. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Koln. Conductor: Pietari Inkinen.
    • Shostakovich Cello Concerto; Britten Cello Symphony.
    • Hanssler Classic.
    • 1.
  • Henri Rabaud

    Solo de Concours, Op 10

    Performer: Maximiliano Martín. Performer: Scott Mitchell.
    • Vibraciones del Alma.
    • Linn.
    • 003.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 3 in D major, D 200 (4th mvt - Presto vivace)

    Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Schubert Symphonies Nos 3 & 4.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 004.
  • Edvard Grieg

    String Quartet in F major (arr. for string orchestra)

    Music Arranger: Alf Årdal. Orchestra: Oslo Camerata. Director: Stephan Barratt-Due.
    • Grieg - String Quartets (arr. string orchestra).
    • Naxos.
    • 005.
  • Time Traveller: Snuff

    Duration: 02:57

  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Kikimora, Op 63

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Phillips.
  • François Couperin

    Les baricades misterieuses

    Music Arranger: Thomas Adès. Ensemble: The Composers Ensemble. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No 2 in D minor BWV1008 - Prelude

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Director: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Shostakovich: Piano Concertos: Melnikov/Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Currentzis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Médée (ballet music)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • Erato.
  • Judith Kerr's Cultural Inspirations: John Hersey's "The Wall"

    Duration: 01:55

  • Gideon Klein

    Variations on a Moravian folk song (Partita for strings)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Gerd Albrecht.
    • Schulhoff, Haas, Klein, Ullmann.
    • Orfeo.
    • 007.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Sonata in C major, H 16.50

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Haydn Piano Sonatas - Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Felicissima quest'alma (Apollo e Dafne)

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Anna Prohaska - Enchanted Forest.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 5.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fileuse, Op 80 No 2

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Akira Eguchi.
    • Vanguard Classics.
  • William Grant Still

    Symphony no. 4 (Autochthonous): 3rd movement; With a graceful lilt

    Orchestra: Fort Smith Symphony. Conductor: John Jeter.
    • Still: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quintet in E flat major, K 452 (2nd mvt - Larghetto)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • Mozart - Music for Piano and Wind Quintet.
    • Bis.
    • 002.
  • Egberto Gismonti

    Infancia arr Assad

    Performer: Sérgio Assad. Performer: Odair Assad.
    • Saga dos Migrantes: Sergio and Odair Assad.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, The Isle of the Dead, The Rock.
    • Avie.
    • 3.

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