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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Berserkers, Copland's Quiet City, Judith Kerr

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

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performer: Jérôme Ducros. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky.
    • Opium: Mélodies Françaises - Philippe Jaroussky.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Semiramide (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Rossini: 10 Overtures - Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Partita pour piano

    Performer: Judith Pfeiffer.
    • Klavierwerke von Hensel, Schumann, Boulanger u.a..
    • Dreyer Gaido.
    • 24.
  • Francesco Mancini

    Recorder Concerto in G minor

    Performer: Tamar Lalo. Ensemble: La Ritirata. Director: Josetxu Obregón.
    • Glossa.
  • Aaron Copland

    Quiet City

    Performer: Thomas Stacy. Performer: Philip Smith. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in G major, Op 129, 'Rage over a lost penny'

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin.
    • Bach-Bussoni - Chaconne, Beethoven - Rondos: Evgeny Kissin.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 3.
  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere mei, Deus

    Performer: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Königskinder Concert Overture

    Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
    • Humperdinck: Fairy-Tale Music: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Quintet in E flat major, K.407

    Performer: Marie Luise Neunecker. Ensemble: Mannheim String Quartet.
    • NOVALIS.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • GERSHWIN Lincoln Mayorga - Harmonie Ensemble/NY - Steven Richman.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • William Walton

    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: William Walton.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Well-Tempered Clavier: No. 5: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 874

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Vol. 2.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9-10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto No 1 in C major (1st mvt)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Haydn: Cello Concertos: Isserlis/Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Norrington.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Une barque sur l'océan (Miroirs)

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Steven Osborne, Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Musik, D 547

    Singer: Felicity Lott. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Felicity Lott sings Schubert.
    • I.M.P. Classics.
    • 6.
  • Edward Elgar

    Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    L' Isle joyeuse

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Debussy: Images; Children's Corner etc..
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • George Gershwin

    Of thee I sing - Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
  • Judith Kerr's Cultural Inspirations

    Duration: 03:14

  • Time Traveller: Berserkers

    Duration: 02:06

Broadcast

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