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Friday with Suzy Klein - Dr Michael Scott, Victorian Small Ads, Ravel's Jeux d'Eau

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

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in C major Op. 46 No.1

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in G major, Wq 173

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
  • Francis Poulenc


    Performer: Edgar Moreau. Performer: David Kadouch.
    • Franck, Poulenc & Strohl: Cello Sonatas.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 114.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Piano Trio (2nd mvt - Allegro vivace)

    Ensemble: Trio Karénine.
    • Fauré, Ravel & Tailleferre.
    • Mirare.
    • 9.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Laetatus sum for 2 basses, violin, 3 violas and continuo

    Performer: Catherine Mackintosh. Performer: Katherine McGillivray. Performer: Richard Boothby. Performer: Anna McDonald. Performer: Rachel Byrt. Performer: Robert Woolley. Ensemble: Purcell Quartet. Singer: Peter Harvey. Singer: Richard Wistreich.
    • Biber: Sacro-Profanum: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • DECCA.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Scherzo in D minor

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Rachmaninov: Orchestral Works.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Keyboard Sonata No 84 in D major

    Performer: Susanna Mildonian.
    • Bach/Pescetti/Soler/Albeniz/Roussel etc: Harp recital: Susanna Mildonian.
    • Astoria.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    14 Variations in E flat for piano trio, Op 44

    Ensemble: Trio Parnassus.
    • Beethoven Complete Piano Trios Vol.2.
    • MD&G Gold.
    • 005.
  • Time Traveller: Victorian Small Ads

    Duration: 02:03

  • Phyllis Tate

    Prelude from Triptych

    Performer: Clare Howick. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
    • British Women Composers.
    • Naxos.
    • 011.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (Années de pèlerinage - 3me annee)

    Performer: Hélène Grimaud.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Franz Schubert

    Wohin? D 795, No 2 (Die schöne Müllerin)

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Jonas Kaufmann Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No 5 'Reformation' (4th mvt, 'Chorale')

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • DG.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dr. Michael Scott on the Arena di Verona

    Duration: 03:25

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Romeo et Juliette - Je veux vivre

    Singer: Nino Machaidze. Orchestra: Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona. Conductor: Fabio Mastrangelo.
    • Romeo et Juliette.
    • Bel Air Classiques.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Suite in A major, Op 98b (American)

    Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. Conductor: James Gaffigan.
    • Dvorak - Symphony No 6, American Suite.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 005.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Violin Sonata in G major, HWV 358

    Performer: Andrew Manze. Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov

    Polka 'Fridays'

    Composer: Alexander Glazunov. Composer: Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov. Ensemble: The Shostakovich String Quartet.
    • OLYMPIA.
  • Edward Elgar

    Romance, Op 62

    Performer: Karen Geoghegan. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: Benjamin Wallfisch.
    • Karen Geoghegan plays Bassoon Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 011.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Largo al factotum (The Barber of Seville)

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ulf Schirmer.
    • Tales of Opera.
    • 1.
  • Luciano Berio


    Performer: Katia Labèque.
    • Encore!.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Overture in E major

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.


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