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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Dame Felicity Lott, Poulenc, Paris catacombs

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. Today's music includes Bryn Terfel singing "The trumpet shall sound" from "Messiah", Wagner's Flying Dutchman overture, and Hubert Parry's "Lady Radnor's Suite".

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today - what would you pair with Poulenc's lyrical and melancholic flute sonata?

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Joanna Paul on a grisly concert in the Paris catacombs.

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. Today she talks about her love for Sussex, and Glyndebourne.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Polonaise in E flat major

    Performer: Antal Doráti. Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Dvorak: Czech Suite, Prague Waltzes etc: Detroit SO, Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Paul Jeanjean

    Clair matin

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Julien Quentin.
    • Music for Clarinet and Piano: Bliss/Quentin.
    • EMI.
  • Giovanni Sgambati

    Symphony no 1 op 16 in D major iii Scherzo

    Conductor: Ola Rudner.
    • CPO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Behold, I tell you a mystery; The trumpet shall sound (Messiah)

    Performer: Peter Franks. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Handel: Arias: Bryn Terfel.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 19-20.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for flute and piano, 1st movement; Allegro malinconico

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • Paris: Emmanuel Pahud/Eric Le Sage.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1-3.
  • Maddalena Laura Sirmen

    String Quartet No 2 in B flat major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Allegri String Quartet.
    • Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen - The Six String Quartets.
    • CALA.
    • 12.
  • William Sterndale Bennett

    Caprice in E major for piano and orchestra, Op 22

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Director: Howard Shelley. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sterndale Bennett; Bache - Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Trad.

    She moved through the fair

    Performer: Edin Karamoazov. Performer: Stacey Shames. Singer: Andreas Scholl.
    • DECCA.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for flute and piano, 1st movement; Allegro malinconico

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • Paris: Emmanuel Pahud/Eric Le Sage.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1-3.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Serenata in vano for clarinet, horn, bassoon, cello and bass

    Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Chamber Music for Horn.
    • Deux-Elles.
    • 10.
  • Time Traveller: Concert In The Catacombs

    Duration: 02:40

  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Overture)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Wagner: Halle/Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud.
    • Debussy Sonates & Trio.
    • Erato.
    • 4.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Concertino, Op.107

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Residentie Orkest. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Great works for flute and orchestra.
    • BIS.
    • 007.
  • Anonymous

    Nobody's Jig; Mr Lane's Maggot; Black and Grey

    Ensemble: Les Witches.
    • Nobody's Jig.
    • Alpha.
    • 1.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Dame Felicity Lott on her love of Sussex

    Duration: 04:02

  • Richard Strauss

    Moonlight Music (Capriccio)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Hubert Parry

    Lady Radnor's Suite

    Conductor: Patrick Thomas Hawes. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Patrick Hawes, Highgrove Suite: Claire Jones, Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Classic FM.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fugue in G major, BWV 577

    Ensemble: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Symphony in F sharp minor, Op 41 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland‐Pfalz. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • Dora Pejacevic Symphony.
    • CPO.
    • 3.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Miller's Dance (The Three-Cornered Hat)

    Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España. Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
    • EMI.
  • Max Bruch

    Kol Nidrei, Op.47

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Decca.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    Concert Study, Op 40 No 7, 'Intermezzo'

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • This & That: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Galton Concert Productions.
    • 3.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les chemins de l'amour

    Singer: Felicity Lott. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Poulenc: Voyage a Paris: Felicity Lott/Graham Johnson.
    • Helios.
    • 30.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert Waltz No 1 in D major, Op 47

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.


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