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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Composers' Pencils, Dr Michael Scott, Saint-Saens's Rouet d'Omphale

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

  • Richard Strauss

    Aus Italien, Op 16 (4th mvt, Scenes from Neapolitan Life)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Michelagnolo Galilei

    Il primo libro d'intavolatura di liuto, Sonata in F Major: Toccata No. 3

    Performer: Axel Wolf.
    • Galilei: Il primo libro d'intavolatura di liuto.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 14.
  • Michelagnolo Galilei

    Il primo libro d'intavolatura di liuto, Sonata in F Major: Corrente No. 3

    • Galilei: Il primo libro d'intavolatura di liuto.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 15.
  • Michelagnolo Galilei

    Lute Sonata in F Major

    Performer: Axel Wolf.
    • Galilei: Il primo libro d'intavolatura di liuto.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 16.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Sextet, Op. 48: IV. Finale. Tema con variazioni

    Performer: Veronika Hagen. Performer: Gary Hoffman. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: String Quintet, Op. 97 & String Sextet, Op. 48.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major K.184 Anh.

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Juha Kangas.
    • BIS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31, R. 169

    Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    O rossignol (Madrigals, Book 3)

    Choir: La Venexiana.
    • GLOSSA.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op 60

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Chopin: Late Masterpieces, Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Robert Schumann

    String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1 - 4th movement, Vivace

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
    • Elias String Quartet - Haydn/Schumann.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major for 2 trumpets, RV 537

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Performer: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Performer: Peter Holman. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments.
    • Music for two trumpets from the Italian Baroque.
    • Hyperion.
    • 33.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Autrefois (6 Pieces humoristiques, Op.87)

    Performer: Shura Cherkassky.
    • DECCA.
  • Time Traveller: Composer's Pencils

    Duration: 02:36

  • Igor Stravinsky


    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965

    Performer: Sharon Kam. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
    • TELDEC.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman: Act 1 - Chorus. 'Spinnerlied' ('Spinning song')

    Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Singer: Rosalind Elias. Singer: Leonie Rysanek. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • DECCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Kate Royal.
    • A Lesson in Love: Kate Royal/Malcolm Martineau.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Michael Torke


    Conductor: Yoel Levi. Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
    • Michael Torke: Three: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
    • Ecstatic Records.
    • 1.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dr. Michael Scott on "North By Northwest"

    Duration: 02:58

  • Bernard Herrmann

    North by Northwest (Overture)

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Bernard Hermann: The Film Scores: Salonen, LA Phil.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 15.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No. 7 in F

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Director: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and fugue; Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.1 no.22 (BWV.867) B flat min

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 19.
  • Franz Berwald


    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov

    Canticles & Prayers, Inexpressible Wonder: No. 2, Holy God

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • Sviridov: Canticles & Prayers.
    • Ondine.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Fair Melusina Overture, Op.32

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio Méndez.
    • LINN.
  • Franz Liszt

    Notturno No 1 (Liebesträume)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Franz Liszt

    Notturno No.2: Seliger Tod, after a poem by Ludwig Uhland

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Dresden Concerto in F major, S 234

    Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Consecration of the House, Op 124

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.


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