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Friday with Suzy Klein - Hansel and Gretel, Into the Forest, David Nash

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.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 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

  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    I Quatro Rusteghi: Prelude

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Rubicon.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Sextet

    Performer: Louise Williams. Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet.
    • ASV.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Flute Sonata (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • BIS.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Evening Prayer (Hänsel und Gretel)

    Singer: Rebecca Evans. Singer: Jennifer Larmore. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Choir: New London Children's Chorus.
    • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: New London Children's Choir/Philharmonia/Mackerr.
    • Chandos.
  • George Gershwin

    Girl Crazy (Overture)

    Music Arranger: Don Rose. Orchestra: Aalborg Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Wayne Marshall.
    • Gershwin: Works for piano and orchestra: Aalborg Symphony/Marshall.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric pieces, Op. 71/4: Still woods

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
    • SWR Classic.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Violin Sonata no.3 in F major

    Ensemble: La Rêveuse. Director: Benjamin Perrot.
    • MIRARE.
  • Arnold Bax

    The Happy Forest

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Made In Britain.
    • Naxos.
    • 003.
  • Time Traveller: Epping Forest

    Duration: 03:46

  • Joachim Raff

    Symphony no.3 in F major, Op.153 'Im Walde' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Francesco d'Avalos.
    • Raff: Symphony No.3.
    • ASV Digital.
    • 3.
  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

    String Quartet in E minor (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Archaeus Quartet.
    • Lorelt.
  • Henry Purcell

    An Evening Hymn

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood. Performer: Anthony Rooley. Singer: Emma Kirkby.
    • DECCA.
  • Georges Bizet

    Au fond du temple saint (The Pearl Fishers)

    Singer: Jussi Björling. Singer: Robert Merrill. Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Renato Cellini.
    • RCA.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in B flat major, Op 9 No 1

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Cultural Inspirations: David Nash on meditation

    Duration: 04:53

  • Percy Grainger

    Chinese Melody

    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Grainger: Piano Transcriptions: Piers Lane, Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Robert Schumann

    Marchenerzahlungen, Op.132

    Performer: Nobuko Imai. Performer: Janet Hilton. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27, 'Moonlight' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • Beethoven: Sontatas Nos. 12-15: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Spring Song, Op 16

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Gustav Holst

    Choral Symphony No 1

    Singer: Susan Gritton. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzon Cubano

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • NAXOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major, K 361, 'Gran Partita' (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita': Linos Ensemble.
    • Capriccio.
    • 2.


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