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Monday with Suzy Klein - David Nash, Haydn's The Hen, Into the Forest

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, sculptor and Royal Academician David Nash.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music

Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. This morning, it's Josef Haydn's so-called "Hen" Symphony, a nod to the quirky first movement that early listeners likened to the ungainly gait of a farmyard chicken!

Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history

As Radio 3 goes Into the Forest, Ian Skelly meets sculptor and Royal Academician David Nash, to learn about his work with wood.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Franz Liszt

    Concert-Study No 1, 'Waldesrauschen'

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Liszt: Solo Piano Works: Jorge Bolet.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Nicol√≤ Paganini

    Sonata no. 6 in a (from Centone di sonate)

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Performer: Giangiacomo Pinardi.
    • Glossa.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: iii) Allegro molto vivace

    Performer: Nathan Milstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Bruno Walter.
    • Naxos.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Nisi Dominus

    Performer: Catherine Mackintosh. Performer: Robert Woolley. Ensemble: Purcell Quartet. Singer: Richard Wistreich.
    • Biber: Sacro-Profanum: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 83 in G minor 'The Hen': i) Allegro spiritoso

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Sony Classical.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra mai fu (Serse)

    Orchestrator: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Singer: Andreas Scholl.
    • Handel: Ombra mai fu: Andreas Scholl, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Clara Schumann

    Konzertsatz in F minor

    Performer: Lucy Parham. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in C major, RV 82

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Performer: Ophira Zakai. Performer: Patrick Sepec.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Time Traveller: Virgin Mary In The Woods

    Duration: 03:16

  • Antonio Rosetti

    Horn Concerto in E major,

    Performer: Sarah Willis. Orchestra: Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester. Conductor: Johannes Moesus.
    • CPO.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Birds

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1-5.
  • Cultural Inspirations: David Nash on his ash dome

    Duration: 05:47

  • Traditional Welsh

    The Ash Grove

    Performer: Philip Ledger. Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Robert Tear.
    • The Foggy, Foggy Dew.
    • EMI.
    • 18.
  • Claude Debussy

    Cello Sonata in D minor

    Performer: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • Rostropovich and Britten Recital.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Concerto à 7 No 3 in F major

    Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Ottavio Dantone.
    • Scarlatti: 6 Concerti Grossi; Cello Sonatas.
    • Arts.
    • 8-12.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried (Act 2, Sc 2: Forest Murmurs)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt.
    • Wagner: Orchestral music from 'The Ring': Berlin Philharmonic/Tennstedt.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Andante for piano (WoO.57) in F major "Andante favori"

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat major, Op 26

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia.
    • Chandos.
  • Imogen Holst

    Sonata For Violin And Cello: Allegro Ritmico

    Performer: Simon Hewitt Jones. Performer: David Worswick. Performer: Tom Hankey. Performer: Oliver Coates. Performer: Thomas Hewitt Jones. Performer: Daniel Swain.
    • Holst: String Chamber Music.
    • NMC.
    • 14.
  • Franz Schubert


    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • DG.


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