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Monday with Suzy Klein - Joyce DiDonato, Arcadia, Tchaikovsky's The Storm

Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, plus mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato lists her influences and 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 world famous mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato reveals the people, places and ideas that have inspired her throughout her life and illustrious career. Joyce leads the cast in the UK premiere of Jake Heggie's powerful opera about the American justice system and capital punishment, "Dead Man Walking", which is broadcast on Radio 3 on Saturday 26th May.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No 40 in E flat major, H XVI 25

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Bourree Fantasque

    Orchestrator: Charles Koechlin. Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Heinz Holliger.
    • Koechlin: Orchestral Works.
    • SWR.
    • 14.
  • Libby Larsen


    Performer: Eugenia Zukerman.
    • DELOS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Storm

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

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

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • Beethoven: Piano Music - Brautigam.
    • Etcetera.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Overture)

    Conductor: André Previn. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Vaughan Williams: Symphony no.2 etc: LSO/Previn.
    • RCA.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Let thy hand be strengthened

    Choir: Choir of King's Consort. Orchestra: King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Hyperion.
  • Time Traveller: Arcadia

    Duration: 03:58

  • John Foulds

    Keltic Suite, Op 29

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • J Foulds, Keltic Suite: BBC Concert Orchestra/Corp.
    • Epoch.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op 112

    Performer: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite in E flat major for military band, Op 28 No 1

    Orchestra: Dallas Winds. Conductor: Howard Dunn.
    • Holst: Hammersmith and Suites: Dallas Wind Symphony.
    • Reference Recordings.
    • 1.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Joyce DiDonato on Safaris

    Duration: 02:22

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa Fantasie, Op 89

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro, Op 70

    Performer: Marcello Rota. Performer: Daniel Lévi.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Magnificat primo à 8 (Selve morale e spirituale)

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • NAIVE : OP-30557.
    • NAIVE.
    • 20.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in G minor, K 516 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Philip Dukes. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Mozart: String Quintets; Nash Ensemble, Philip Dukes.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Adolf Schulz-Evler

    Arabesques on themes from the waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in D major, TWV 55 D18 (Ouverture)

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Telemann: Orchestral Suites.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Mambo (West Side Story)

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Bernstein: West Side Story: Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Bernstein.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.


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