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Friday with Suzy Klein - Judith Kerr, Ivor Novello and Mad Frankie Fraser

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

  • Joly Braga Santos

    Alfama Suite - Final Dance

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Álvaro Cassuto.
    • Naxos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio in E major K.261 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F major - 2nd movement, Assez vif

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • EMI.
  • Traditional

    Los guisados de la berenjena (Traditional Rhodes)

    Singer: Yaniv d'Or. Ensemble: Ensemble NAYA. Ensemble: Barrocade. Conductor: Amit Tiefenbrunn.
    • Naxos.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance, Op.23

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Michael Brown.
    • Echoes.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Orchestrator: Gordon Jacob. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Naxos.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.113

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Oceanides

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bach to Baisso

    Composer: Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita. Performer: Catrin Finch. Performer: Seckou Keita.
    • Arc.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Richard Egarr.
  • Time Traveller: Ivor And Frankie

    Duration: 03:38

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sextet for 2 horns and string quartet, Op 81b

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • ASV GOLD.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite No 2 in F major for military band, Op 28 (March)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Holst/Vaughan Williams: British Wind Band Classics: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Ernest John Moeran

    The White Mountain

    Performer: Una Hunt.
    • Moeran: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Una Hunt.
    • ASV.
    • 2.
  • Luciano Berio

    Azerbaijan Love Song (Folk Songs)

    Conductor: Luciano Berio. Singer: Cathy Berberian. Ensemble: Julliard Ensemble.
    • Berio: Recital I for Cathy, Folk Songs: Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio.
    • RCA.
  • John Jenkins

    Divisions On A Ground In C VdGS13

    Performer: Robert Smith. Performer: Paolo Pandolfo.
    • Resonus : RES10186.
    • Resonus.
    • 6.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Judith Kerr on Marc Chagall

    Duration: 02:40

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals (Aquarium)

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Philips.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Six melodies pour le piano - Allegro assai

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Stabat Mater - i. Stabat Mater Dolorosa

    Choir: Cappella Amsterdam. Orchestra: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester. Conductor: Daniel Reuss.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Tomasso Traetta

    Armida (Overture)

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • El Maestro - Farinelli.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 20.
  • Oscar Levant

    Blame it On My Youth

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Performer: Gary Burton.
    • Myrios.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music Suite No.2: II. Alla Hornpipe

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Lamed (Lamentations of Jeremiah - Good Friday)

    Conductor: Peter Phillips. Choir: Tallis Scholars.
    • Victoria: Lamentations of Jeremiah. The Tallis Scholars.
    • Gimell.
    • 4.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

    Performer: Scott Long. Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
    • Telarc.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.