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Monday with Suzy Klein - Peter Bazalgette, Brahms Violin Concerto, The Holiday King

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 Arts and culture supremo Sir Peter Bazalgette talks to Suzy about the ideas that inspire him.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Wonderful Town (Overture)

    Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
  • Sylvius Leopold Weiss

    Passacaglia in D Major

    Performer: Jadran Duncumb.
  • Franz Schubert

    On the River (Winterreise, D.911)

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Christopher Glynn.
  • Claude Debussy

    Tarantelle styrienne

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Entrée de Polymnie (Les Boréades)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Cunning Little Vixen Suite (2nd mvt)

    Orchestrator: Václav Talich. Music Arranger: Václav Smetáček. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Fuga y Mistero

    Music Arranger: José Carli. Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 4.
  • Time Traveller: The Holiday King

    Duration: 02:30

  • Benjamin Britten

    Holiday Diary (Early Morning Bathe)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Britten: Piano works.
    • 001.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella's Arrival; Grand Waltz (Cinderella)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Herman Bellstedt


    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Performer: Roger Webster. Conductor: Nicholas J Childs.
    • Essential Dyke Vol. III: Black Dyke Band, Nicholas J Childs.
    • Doyen.
    • 3.
  • George Enescu

    Cantabile and Presto

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Café au lait: Music for Flute and Piano.
    • Bis.
    • 4-5.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Peter Bazalgette on David Willcocks

    Duration: 03:10

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hark! The herald angels sing

    Performer: John Scott. Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: Bach Choir. Ensemble: Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble. Director: Sir David Willcocks.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Reinhard Keiser

    Croesus (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Reinhard Keiser: Croesus: René Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un matin de Printemps

    Orchestra: Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Stringer.
    • Timpani.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A D.951 'Grand Rondeau'

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • DG.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Orpheus with his lute (first setting)

    Performer: Martin Katz. Singer: David Daniels.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Overture in G minor (Aria: Allegro)

    Performer: Paul Goodwin. Performer: Lorraine Wood. Performer: Sophia McKenna. Performer: Alberto Grazzi. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Fasch: Concertos/Orchestral suite: The English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Josef Suk

    Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 1 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Ian Brown. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Josef Suk: Piano Quintet/Piano Quartet: The Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dopo notte (Ariodante)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • The Legendary Dame Janet Baker.
    • Philips.
    • 12.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Concert Overture in E major, Op 12

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Szymanowski: Violin concertos, Concert Overture.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.


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