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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Nellie Bly, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, Joyce DiDonato

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

  • Alexander Glazunov

    Meditation in D major, Op 32

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Orchestra: Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov.
    • Glazunov/Schoeck: Violin Concertos: Hanslip/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy

    Les Fées sont exquisies danseuses (Preludes, Book II)

    Performer: Sheila Arnold.
    • ECOUTEZ! Debussy, Cage & Takemitsu.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 5.
  • John Cage

    Sonata II (Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano)

    Performer: Sheila Arnold.
    • ECOUTEZ! Debussy, Cage & Takemitsu.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Mass in F major, Hob 22:1 (Missa Brevis)

    Choir: Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street. Orchestra: Rebel Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Owen Burdick.
    • Joseph Haydn - Masses.
    • Haenssler Classic.
    • 19.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Symphonie espagnole, Op 21 (5th mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • ERATO.
  • Robert Schumann

    String Quartet in A major, Op 41 No 3 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Zehetmair Quartett.
    • Schumann - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3.
    • ECM.
    • 8.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Die verschwiegene Nachtigall, Op 48 No 4

    Performer: Charles Spencer. Singer: Chen Reiss.
    • Le Rossignol et la Rose.
    • ONYX.
    • 4.
  • Uuno Klami

    Suomenlinna - overture

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Finntastic.
    • Bis.
    • 021.
  • Rita Strohl

    Titus et Bérénice (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Edgar Moreau. Performer: David Kadouch.
    • Franck, Poulenc & Strohl: Cello Sonatas.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 2.
  • Time Traveller: Nellie Bly

    Duration: 01:55

  • Amy Beach

    Trois morceaux caracteristiques, Op.28 - Barcarolle

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Guild.
  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere mei, Deus

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Serenade d'un Montagnard des Abruzzes a sa maitresse from Harold en Italie Op.16

    Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op 7 No 2

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Chopin: Mazurkas - 1, Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Helios.
    • 6.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Rondo in F major for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Gemma Rosefield. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Stanford - The Complete Works for Cello and Orchestra.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Joyce DiDonato on Emily Dickinson

    Duration: 02:29

  • Aaron Copland

    The World feels Dusty (12 poems of Emily Dickinson)

    Performer: David Zobel. Singer: Joyce DiDonato.
    • The Deepest Desire.
    • Eloquentia.
    • 009.
  • Duke Ellington


    Composer: Billy Strayhorn. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • American Music.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 305.
  • Léo Delibes

    Pizzicato (Sylvia - ballet suite)

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd.
    • The Best of French Ballet.
    • Naxos.
    • 008.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zapateado, Op 23 No 2

    Performer: Vadim Repin. Performer: Alexander Markovich.
    • Erato.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Variations on a Theme of Corelli

    Performer: Sofya Gulyak.
    • Sofya Gulyak - Piano.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 006.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Introduttione teatrale in D major, Op 4 No 1

    Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Locatelli: Introduttioni Teatrali - Chamber Music.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Howard Skempton

    Lento for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • Skempton - Lento.
    • NMC.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in A major, K 212

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • SONY.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.


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