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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - David Nash, 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, including Sibelius' orchestral masterpiece "Tapiola", Debussy's "L'Apres -midi d'un faune" and the famous "Song to the Moon" from the opera "Rusalka" by Dvorak.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today we're starting with Schumann's mysterious "Prophet Bird" from his "Forest Scenes"
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Kate Romano on the romance and magic of ancient tress.
1050 As Radio 3 goes Into the Forest, Ian Skelly meets sculptor and Royal Academician David Nash, to learn about his work with wood. Today he describes how he finds parallels with the process of bringing a sculpture into being and the way in which a raga unfolds in Indian Classical music.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Ernest Bristow Farrar

    English pastoral impressions Op.26 for orchestra: no.3 Over the Hills and Far Away: Allegro moderato

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Alasdair Mitchell.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    "Souvenir de Florence": IV. Allegro vivace

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Performer: Ophélie Gaillard. Ensemble: Novus Quartet.
    • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet & Souvenir de Florence.
    • Aparté.
    • 108.
  • Frederick Delius

    Idylle de printemps

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • François Devienne

    Sinfonia concertante in G Major, Op. 76: II. Adagio - Allegretto con grazia

    Performer: Patrick Gallois. Performer: Per Flemstrøm. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchesra.
    • Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 4.
    • Naxos.
    • 202.
  • Robert Schumann

    Vogel als Prophet (Waldszenen, Op 82)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek - On the overgrown path I..
    • HYPERION.
    • 17.
  • Joachim Raff

    Orchestral Prelude to Macbeth, WoO 50

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
    • Chandos.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Renee Fleming: By Request.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op 6 No 4

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • David Lang

    Light Moving

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Time Traveller: Tales Of The Forest

    Duration: 02:27

  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    The Robbers' Castle (Overture)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
    • Kuhlau: Overtures: Danish National Radio Symphony Orch/Schonwandt.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Leos Janáček

    On the Overgrown Path: The barn owl has not flown away!

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann: Kinderszenen / Janacek: On the Overgrown Path.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Nachtigall, D 724

    Choir: Utrecht Vocal Soloists. Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • Globe Glo 5021 Schubert - Utrecht Vocal Soloists - Reinemann.
    • Globe.
    • 3.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Song of the Fir Tree - a Swedish Impression

    Performer: Philip Dyson.
    • Billy Mayerl: The Nimble Fingered Gentleman: Philip Dyson.
    • ASV.
    • 16.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    D'amore al dolce impero (Armida)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Conductor: Edoardo Müller. Choir: Santa Cecilia Chorus. Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra.
    • Colbran, The Muse.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Cultural Inspirations: David Nash on Indian Classical Music

    Duration: 05:40

  • Traditional Indian

    Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali) [a morning rag]

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Music Arranger: Ravi Shankar.
    • West Meets East.
    • BGO.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Tapiola, Op.112

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • WARNER.
  • Mélanie Bonis

    Suite en trio, Op. 59: I. Sérénade

    Ensemble: Trio Empreinte.
    • Bonis, Boulanger, Finzi & Gotkovsky: Crossing the Line.
    • Klarthe.
    • 104.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich habe genug (Cantata No 82)

    Singer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Orchestra: Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. Conductor: Craig Smith.
    • NONESUCH.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in B flat major, K 458, 'Hunt' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Melos Quartett.
    • Mozart: Six Haydn Quartets: Melos Quartet.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Capriccio brillante in B minor, Op 22

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.

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