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Monday with Suzy Klein - Bernard MacLaverty, Jelly Babies, Gershwin's An American in Paris

Suzy Klein presents the best in classical music, and author Bernard MacLaverty talks about the cultural influences that have shaped and inspired him throughout his career.

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 author Bernard MacLaverty talks about the cultural influences that have inspired and shaped his life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Sabre Dance (Gayaneh)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • DECCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Twelve German Dances, WoO 8 (Nos 11 and 12)

    Orchestra: L’Orfeo Barockorchester. Conductor: Michi Gaigg.
    • CPO.
  • Robert Schumann

    Novelette, Op.21 No.8 (1838)

    Performer: Imogen Cooper.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Kennst du das Land?; Gretchen am Spinrade

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Carolyn Sampson.
    • Bis.
  • 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.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etudes, Op. 10 - Nos. 3 & 4

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Tornami a vagheggiar (Alcina)

    Singer: Patricia Petibon. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Andrea Marcon.
    • Rosso Italian Baroque Arias: Patricia Petibon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 3.
  • Constant Lambert

    Prize Fight

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Lambert: Piano concerto (1924): BBCCO, Wordsworth.
    • ASV.
  • Time Traveller: Jelly Babies

    Duration: 02:32

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Hansel Und Gretel (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Divertimento in C major, H.4.1

    Performer: Wilbert Hazelzet. Performer: Marion Moonen. Performer: Barbara Kernig.
  • Frederick Delius

    Paris - The Song of the Great City

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • WARNER.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Bernard MacLaverty on his schooldays

    Duration: 05:12

  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio in B, Op. 8: i) Allegro con brio

    Performer: Josef Suk. Performer: János Starker. Performer: Julius Katchen.
    • Decca.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Masques et Bergamasques

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Seattle Symphony.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets, Op. 32: ii) Venus, the bringer of peace

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William Steinberg.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in G minor, RV 439, 'La notte'

    Performer: Sébastien Marq. Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus. Director: Jean‐Christophe Spinosi.
    • Naive.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachtstück, D 672 No 8

    Performer: Justus Zeyen. Singer: Measha Breuggergasman.
    • Measha Bruggergosman - Night And Dreams - Justus Zeyen.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 8.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    The Boatswain's Mate (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Overtures from the British Isles: Volume 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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