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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Cockaigne, Chopin's Grande Valse Brillante, Lucy Worsley

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music. Plus historian and presenter Lucy Worsley talks about 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 historian, author and presenter Lucy Worsley talks about the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture in C major, Op 115 (Name Day)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Beethoven: Symphony No.9: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/ Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    L'Ondine, Op 101

    Performer: Peter Jacobs.
    • Chaminade: Piano Music - 1, Peter Jacobs.
    • Helios.
    • 6.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Danza (3 Hungarian Sketches, Op.14)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Miklos Rozsa - Orchestral Works Vol 1.
    • Chandos.
    • 004.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Vineta Sareika. Performer: Amandine Savary.
    • Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonatas.
    • MUSO.
    • 8.
  • Percy Grainger

    Gum-Suckers' March (In a Nutshell) version for wind ensemble

    Orchestra: Kongelige norske marines musikkorps. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • Grainger: Complete Music for Wind Band, Vol. 2.
    • Naxos.
    • 101.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande valse brillante in E flat major, Op 18

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • Chopin: Complete Waltzes.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Leó Weiner

    Divertimento No 4, Op 38

    Orchestra: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Leo Weiner - Five Divertimentos / Serenade.
    • Chandos.
    • 019.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Suite for violin and piano 'after themes, fragments, and pieces by Pergolesi'

    Performer: Anthony Marwood. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • Stravinsky: Complete music for violin and piano: Marwood/Ades.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No 1 in D major (6th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Time Traveller: Cockaigne

    Duration: 02:32

  • Orlande de Lassus

    De profundis clamavi

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Louis Andriessen

    Instrumental II (M is for Man, Music, Mozart)

    Orchestra: Orkest de Volharding. Conductor: Jurjen Hempel.
    • De Stijl / M is for Man, Music Mozart.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • 005.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Le banjo

    Performer: Alan Marks.
    • 'The Lady Fainted'.
    • Nimbus.
    • 2.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 4

    Orchestra: Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra. Director: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • Les Caracteres de la Danse.
    • Raumklang.
    • 009.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Lucy Worsley on Bishop Asser's "Life Of King Alfred"

    Duration: 03:26

  • Trad.

    The King's Joy

    Performer: Llio Rhydderch. Performer: Elin Wyn Jones. Music Arranger: Llio Rhydderch.
    • Melangell.
    • Fflach:Tradd.
    • 012.
  • Michael Abels

    Delights and Dances

    Ensemble: Harlem String Quartet. Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen.
    • Delights & Dances.
    • Cedille.
    • 001.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Après un rêve; Clair de lune

    Performer: Susan Manoff. Singer: Sandrine Piau.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quartet for oboe and strings in F major, K.370 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Alexei Ogrintchouk. Performer: Boris Brovtsyn. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Kristina Blaumane.
    • BIS.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    Waltz in D minor, Op 8 No 3

    Performer: Jens Stibal.
    • Guild.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Intermezzo 'in modo classico' in B minor, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov

    Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Mussorgsky - Without the Sun.
    • RCA Victor Red Seal.
    • 002.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Largo from Trio Sonata No 5, BWV 529 (transc. Samuil Feinberg)

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • Bach Piano Transcriptions 4.
    • Hyperion.
    • 003.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No 1 in E flat major, Op 12 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Minetti Quartet.
    • Mendelssohn Bartholdy - String Quartets op.13 and 12.
    • Hanssler Classic.
    • 6.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Symphonic Variations

    Orchestra: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antoni Wit.
    • NAXOS.


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