Tuesday with Suzy Klein - The Crossword Puzzle, Paul Whitehouse, Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila
Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, actor and comedian Paul Whitehouse.
Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today, Saint-Saens's exotic and raucous bacchanal from the opera Samson and Dalila. Other music today includes the dancing finale of a piano concerto Mozart wrote for the coronation of Emperor Leopold II, one of Handel's coronation anthems for George II, and Morten Lauridsen's modern choral classic O magnum mysterium.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Alun Withey discovers the origin of the crossword puzzle.
1050 Each day this week the actor, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse, creator of unforgettable characters in The Fast Show and in his series with Harry Enfield, tells Suzy about the people, music and ideas that have inspired him over the years.