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Monday with Suzy Klein - Big cheeses, Bach, Dame Felicity Lott

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, soprano Dame Felicity Lott.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starter piece is Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Other music in the programme includes beautiful renaissance choral singing from the quill of John Sheppard, a miniature Mozart symphony, and new releases of music by Beethoven.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today Matthew Sweet celebrates some big cheeses, quite literally.

1050 This week Suzy's guest is the soprano Dame Felicity Lott, who talks about the people, places, times and ideas that have inspired her. Her first inspiration is another singer she discovered while studying in France in the 1960s.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    Concert valse

    Performer: Sergei Nakariakov. Performer: Alexander Markovich.
    • Sergei Nakariakov: Trumpet & Piano.
    • Teldec.
    • 2.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto Grosso No 11 in E major after Corelli

    Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Geminiani: Concerti Grossi: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 18.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Paul Bunyan - Overture

    Orchestrator: Colin Matthews. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • Naxos.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Te Deum, H146 (Prelude)

    Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer. Ensemble: Raglan Baroque Players.
    • Music from the Courts of Europe: The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer.
    • United.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No 21 in C major, Op 53 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: מתן פורת.
    • LUX.
    • Mirare.
    • 104.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Toccata colle campanella (Symphony No 8 in D minor)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Vaughan Williams: Symphonies nos 6 & 8 etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • John Sheppard

    In pace, in idipsum dormiam

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria.
    • Chandos.
    • 002.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 31 in D major, K 297/300a (Paris)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • LINN.
  • Time Traveller: Lipton And The Cheeses

    Duration: 03:14

  • Vincent Youmans

    Tahiti trot (Tea for two) (Op.16) [from 'No, no, Nanette']

    Music Arranger: Dmitry Shostakovich. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: The Jazz Album - Brautigam, Masseurs.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • Cy Coleman

    Overture to Barnum

    Ensemble: Original Cast.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture, Op 96

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Teresa Carreño

    Elegia No 2, Op 18, 'Partie'

    Performer: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Teresa Carreno: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Nimbus.
    • 8.
  • Thomas Arne

    Fly soft ideas (Artaxerxes)

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Ensemble: Classical Opera Company. Conductor: Ian Page.
    • Arne: Artaxerxes; Classical Opera Company, Ian Page.
    • Linn.
    • 23.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Fugue)

    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: BBC SO/Davis.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Toccata in D minor, Op 11

    Performer: Nikolai Demidenko.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Elegy

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simon Mulligan.
    • Nimbus.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dame Felicity Lott on Regine Crespin

    Duration: 04:17

  • Maurice Ravel

    Asie (from Sheherazade)

    Singer: Régine Crespin. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • Berlioz / Ravel.
    • Decca.
    • 007.
  • Sylvius Leopold Weiss

    Sonata in D Major (Passacaille)

    Performer: Nigel North.
    • BGS.
  • Carlos Gardel

    Por una cabeza

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk. Performer: Alexander Sitkovetsky. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Ksenija Sidorova.
    • Nicola Benedetti: The Silver Violin.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Robert Schumann

    Variations on the name Abegg, Op 1

    Performer: Lise de la Salle.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Navarra, Op 33 for 2 violins and orchestra

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Performer: Mikhail Ovrutsky. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Bruch - Violin Concertos nos. 1 & 3: Sarasate - Navarra.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in B minor, Op 64 No 2 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Haydn String Quartets Op 64.
    • Chandos.
    • 006.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Damnation of Faust (Hungarian March)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Enrique Bátiz.
    • Orchestral Lollipops: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Enrique Batiz.
    • RPO.
    • 8.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in E flat major, Op.23 No.6

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)

    Orchestra: New Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Verdi: Choruses, Overtures, Ballet Music: Muti.
    • EMI.
    • 7.

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