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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Dr Michael Scott, Pocahontas, Nielsen's Helios Overture

Suzy Klein presents the best in classical music, including potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music. Her guest is television historian Dr Michael Scott.

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 classics expert and television historian Dr Michael Scott talks about the ideas, places and people that have inspired him over the course of his life and career.

3 hours


Music and featured items

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moments musicaux, Op.16 - No.6 in C minor

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Rachmaninov: Preludes, Moments musicaux: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Erato.
    • 17.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq 172 - 3rd mvt Allegro assai

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi. Ensemble: Ensemble Resonanz.
    • C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 9.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Laudate Dominum à 5

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale Vol.1: The Sixteen/Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le carnaval romain

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Berlioz: Overtures: London Symphony Orchestra/Davis.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Frederick Loewe

    I could have danced all night (My Fair Lady)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Steven Prutsman.
    • The Essential Yo-Yo Ma.
    • SONY.
    • 20.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios, Op 17

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Nielsen: Aladdin Suite etc: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in E flat major, H XV 29 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios - Volume 2: Hob XV: 28-31.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Jeremiah Clarke

    Trumpet Aire; Symphony of Flatt Trumpets (The Island Princess)

    Performer: John Wallace. Performer: Michael Bochmann. Ensemble: Wallace Collection. Singer: Edward Barham. Choir: Leeds Festival Chorus. Ensemble: English Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William Boughton.
    • Rule Britanna.
    • Nimbus.
    • 1.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Otoño Porteño (Autumn), from Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas

    Music Arranger: Leonid Desyatnikov. Performer: Lara St. John. Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Marturet.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
    • Ancalagon.
    • 13.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Eclogue, Op.10

    Performer: Tom Poster. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 17.
  • Time Traveller: Pocahontas

    Duration: 02:55

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 42, 'Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats')

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Bach; Vivaldi - Overtures; Sinfonias; Concertos.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Michael Daugherty

    Le Tombeau de Liberace - Candelabra Rhumba

    Performer: Paul Crossley. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
    • Argo.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaëton, Op 39

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • SONY.
  • Gaspar Sanz


    Music Arranger: Yaniv d'Or. Singer: Yaniv d'Or. Ensemble: Ensemble NAYA. Ensemble: Barrocade. Conductor: Amit Tiefenbrunn.
    • Latino Ladino.
    • Naxos.
    • 014.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G minor, Kk.12

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • BIS.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dr. Michael Scott on the paintings of Raoul Dufy

    Duration: 01:58

  • Claude Debussy

    En bateau (Petite suite)

    Orchestrator: Henri Büsser. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Lane.
    • The Debussy Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade in D major, Op 10 No 2

    Performer: Grigory Sokolov.
    • NAIVE.
  • Maria Malibran


    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Orchestra La Scintilla. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425, 'Linz' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Christopher George. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonies; SCO; Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
    • 5.
  • John Jenkins

    Divisions on a Ground in C major

    Performer: Robert Smith. Performer: Paolo Pandolfo.
    • The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos.
    • Resonus.
    • 6.
  • George Gershwin

    The Man I Love

    Music Arranger: Ferde Grofé. Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • harmonia mundi.
  • John Taverner

    Missa Corona spinea - Agnus Dei I and II

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in B flat major, Op 18 No 6 (5th mvt)

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Beethoven - The Complete String Quartets Vol.1.
    • Zig Zag Territories.
    • 5.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhauser: Overture

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • DG.


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