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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Paul Whitehouse, Colour Therapy, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

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. Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is today's playlist choice.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
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. Today he talks about his admiration for the work of the WW2 writer Alexander Baron.

Other music in the programme includes Korngold's Schauspiel Overture, Op.4; part of Thomas Ades music for his opera Powder her Face, and Lili Boulanger's D'un matin de Printemps.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Ballet and Final Tableau)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka, Op. 24 No. 4 in B flat Minor

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32: Aria " Nun verschwinden alle Plagen"

    Conductor: Raphael Alpermann. Singer: Sophie Karthäuser. Singer: Michael Volle. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Bach: Dialogkantaten, BWV 32, 49 & 57.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 5.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Sitkovetsky Trio.
    • BIS: 2109 SACD.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Abu Hassan (Overture)

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Weber: Overtures.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sinfonia, 'Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' (Solomon)

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Pachelbel/Handel/Vivaldi etc: The English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
    • 10.
  • Arthur Honegger

    Pastorale d'ete

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
  • Enrique Granados

    El fandango de candil (Goyescas)

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Granados: Goyescas: Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Moscow-Cheryomushki Suite (Dances)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: Cheryomushki; The Bolt; etc.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K 447

    Performer: Alessio Allegrini. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart: Horn Concertos: Allegrini/Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6-8.
  • Time Traveller: Colour Wards

    Duration: 02:04

  • Arthur Bliss

    In the house of the Lord (Meditations on a Theme by John Blow)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Bliss: Meditations on a Theme by John Blow.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Médée (ballet music)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • Erato.
  • Francis Poulenc

    L'Embarquement pour Cythère

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Performer: Hélène Mercier.
    • Poulenc Piano Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 18.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Belkis, Queen of Sheba

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • CHANDOS CHAN.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un matin de Printemps

    Orchestra: Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Stringer.
    • Timpani.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Albumblatt in D flat major for trumpet and piano

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Tine Thing Helseth, Kathryn Stott: Puccini, Falla, Hindemith, Rachmninov, Kreisl.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Paul Whitehouse on Alexander Baron

    Duration: 03:16

  • Walter Kent

    The White Cliffs of Dover

    Singer: Vera Lynn. Orchestra: Jay Wilbur and His Band.
    • PAST.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major, RV 564

    Performer: Enrico Onofri. Performer: Marco Bianchi. Performer: Christophe Coin. Performer: Paolo Beschi. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Vivaldi: 'Il Proteo' Coin. Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Teldec.
    • 1-3.
  • Thomas Adès

    Dances from Powder Her Face (Overture)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Ades: Tevot, Violin Concerto, Three Studies.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no.9: finale

    Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • BR Klassik.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in G major, Op 129, 'Rage over a lost penny'

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • Beethoven: Piano Music - Brautigam.
    • Etcetera.
    • 6.
  • Franz Biebl

    Ave Maria

    Choir: The Gentlemen of St John’s. Director: Christopher Robinson.
    • Music for Men's Voices.
    • Priory.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Schubert: Octet: The Nash Ensemble.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    Petite suite arr Busser

    Music Arranger: Henri Büsser. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • NAXOS.

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