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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Stabat mater, Dame Felicity Lott and terrible newspapers

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 Pergolesi's Stabat mater.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today Bob Nicholson describes the worst newspaper in England.

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 second inspiration is Peter Shaffer's 1979 play 'Amadeus', which upon seeing she was blown away by.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Nicola Porpora

    Carlo il Calvo (Overture)

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • El Maestro - Farinelli.
    • Archiv.
    • 2.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Partita: 3rd mvt Finale

    Performer: Scott Dickinson. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Bennett: Orchestral Works Vol. 2.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 13.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concerto in D minor for violin, piano and strings (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Richard Tognetti. Performer: Polina Leschenko. Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The tale of Tsar Saltan - suite Op.57; The Three Wonders

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Enrique Bátiz.
    • Naxos.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat mater dolorosa (Stabat mater in F minor)

    Singer: Julia Lezhneva. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Orchestra: I Barocchisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Pergolesi; Stabat Mater-Laudate Pueri-Confitebor.
    • ERATO.
    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    3 Movements from Petrushka

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Four pianos, Four Pieces.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 22 - 24.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Concerto no. 2 in D major H.7b.2 for cello & orchestra 1st mvt; Allegro moderato

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Petra Müllejans.
    • Cello Concertos.
    • 4.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    The Land of the Mountain and the Flood

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Garry Cutt.
    • British Brass: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
    • BMG.
    • 11.
  • Time Traveller: The worst paper in England

    • Edward Elgar

      La Capricieuse, Op. 17

      Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Enrico Pace.
      • DECCA.
      • 478 9377.
      • 12.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat mater for soprano, alto & orchestra in F minor: Stabat mater dolorosa

    Singer: Julia Lezhneva.
    • ERATO.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Variations on 'La Follia'

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • DG.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Novelettes for string quartet, Op 15 (No 4, 'Valse')

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Teldec.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Stabat Mater - i. Stabat Mater Dolorosa

    Choir: Cappella Amsterdam. Orchestra: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester. Conductor: Daniel Reuss.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Josef Suk

    A Summer's tale [Pohadka leta] (Op.29), 3rd mvt; Intermezzo - Blind players

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Suk: Asrael Symphony: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Pesek.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande valse brillante in E flat major, Op 18

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • Chopin: Complete Waltzes.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dame Felicity Lott on Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus"

    Duration: 03:31

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major, K.361 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Amadeus: Original Soundtrack Recording.
    • Metronome.
    • 4.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    A Sussex Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Giuseppe Sarti

    Now the powers of heaven

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: André Previn. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres (version for string quartet)

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Winter Was Hard.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Berenice, regina d'Egitto (Overture)

    Orchestra: Il Complesso Barocco. Singer: Klara Ek. Singer: Ingela Bohlin. Singer: Romina Basso. Singer: Mary-Ellen Nesi. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Singer: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani. Singer: Vito Priante. Conductor: Alan Curtis.
    • Handel: Berenice. Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski

    Piano Concerto in A minor Op.17 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Jonathan Plowright. Orchestra: Iuventus Orchestra. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • Warner Classics.


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