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Friday with Suzy Klein - Paris in the 20s, Dame Felicity Lott, War toys

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. The starter piece is the overture to Franz von Suppe's 1866 operetta The Light Cavalry

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Naomi Paxton delves into the fascinating story of the women who made toys during World War One.

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 final inspiration of the week is Paris in the 1920s.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Serenade for Strings, Op 48 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Les élémens

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchestr hlavního města Prahy FOK. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Dvorak: New World Symphony: Prague Symphony Orchestra/Pesek.
    • Classic FM.
    • 10.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Keyboard Sonata No. 80 in G Minor

    • Soler: Keyboard Sonatas Nos. 75-86.
    • Naxos.
    • 601.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Leichte Kavallerie (Overture)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Suppe: Overtures and marches: Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • John Dowland

    Now, oh now I needs must part

    Performer: Thomas Dunford. Singer: Iestyn Davies.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Brahms: Symphony 4; Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 11.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G major, RV 151 (Alla rustica)

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • Avie.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: III. Forlane

    Performer: Nathalia Milstein.
    • Prokofiev / Ravel.
    • Mirare.
    • 116.
  • Time Traveller: Women Toy Makers in WWI by Naomi Paxton

  • Arthur Jeffes

    Pale Peach Jukebox

    Ensemble: Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Director: Arthur Jeffes.
    • A Matter of Life....
    • Editions Penguin Cafe.
    • 6.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Cello Sonata in B major, Op 46 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Mary Ellen Haupert. Performer: Kirsten Whitson.
    • Centaur.
  • Daniel François Esprit Auber

    The Bronze Horse (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Regional de Cannes. Conductor: Wolfgang Dörner.
    • Auber: Overtures, Vol. 1.
    • Naxos.
    • 201.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Norfolk Rhapsody No.1

    Performer: Stuart Green. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.4: Bournemouth Symphony Orch/Daniel.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Dame Felicity Lott on her love of 1920s Paris

  • Oscar Straus

    Mariette - Act 2 finale

    Singer: Yvonne Printemps.
    • EMI.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor - 4th mvt: Burlesque

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Warner.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quintet in E flat major, K.452 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • BIS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Capriccio italien, Op 45

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Tchaikovsky - Symphonies and orchestral works.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 1.
  • Howard Skempton

    Rise Up, My Love

    Choir: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • First Drop.
    • Cantaloupe Music.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Schubert: Impromptus: Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Nigel Hess

    Thames Journey for wind orchestra

    Orchestra: London Symphonic Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Nigel Hess.
    • East Coast Pictures - The Wind Band Music of Nigel Hess.
    • Fly.
    • 1.

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