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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.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Julius Fucik


    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • A Festival of Fucik.
    • Chandos.
    • 012.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in F major, Op 15 No 1

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Chopin: The Nocturnes: Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto à 5 in D Major, TWV 44:2

    Conductor: Carin van Heerden. Ensemble: L'Orfeo Blaserensemble.
    • Telemann: Wind Overtures, Vol. 1.
    • CPO.
    • 204.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos: Ibragimova/OAE/Jurowski.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Der Rosenkranz, Op 9 No 3

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Susan Gritton.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Bacchanale (Samson et Dalila)

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony/Danse Macabre: Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in A major, K 208

    Performer: Scott Ross.
    • ERATO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K537 "Coronation" - 3rd mvt: Allegretto

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Linn.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Ensemble: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • Advent Calendar.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 901.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Macbeth (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Overtures from the British Isles.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Time Traveller: The Crossword Puzzle by Alun Withey

  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Akiko Yamamoto. Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Brahms, String Quartet no.1, Piano Quintet Op.34: Quatuor Ebene, Akiko Yamamoto.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 5.
  • Richard Strauss

    Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Orfeo.
  • Albert Ketèlbey

    In a Persian Market

    Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Lanchbery.
    • Ketelbey: In a Monastery Garden etc.: John Lanchbery/Anatole Fistoulari.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Paul Whitehouse on his passion for opera

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 70 in D major

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Largo al Factotum (The Barber of Seville)

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Favourite Opera Arias.
    • Philips.
    • 13.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Quiet Art (Impressions)

    Ensemble: Cypress String Quartet.
    • Naxos.
  • Max Bruch

    8 pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op.83: No.6, Nocturne

    Performer: Janet Hilton. Performer: Nobuko Imai. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Pavane; Cinderella and the Prince; Three Oranges (Cinderella, Op 87)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    My heart is inditing

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel Coronation Anthems.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 112.


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