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Monday with Suzy Klein - Sheila Hancock, Handel's Acis and Galatea, Champagne wars

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, actress Sheila Hancock.

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 This week Suzy's guest is the actress and writer Sheila Hancock, who talks about some of the things that have inspired her throughout her life and career.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Morning Serenade and Dance with Mandolins (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • CBS.
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

    Serenade No 1 'Simphonie francoise', Op 39 (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Le Concert Spirituel. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Boirmortier: Ballets de Village: Serenade.
    • Naxos.
    • 23.
  • 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.
  • Anonymous

    The English Nightingale

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • Nocturnal.
    • BIS.
    • 12.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in C Major, Op. 51: I.

    Performer: Tamar Beraia.
    • Beethoven-Liszt.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 2.
  • Amy Beach

    Symphony in E minor, Op 32 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)

    Singer: Christopher Purves. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Festival Overture, Op 52

    Conductor: Christian Lindberg. Ensemble: Swedish Wind Ensemble.
    • BIS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A major, D.951

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets; Steven Osborne / Paul Lewis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Une barque sur l'océan (Miroirs)

    Orchestra: Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine.
    • Ravel: Bolero etc: Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg/Krivine/Deshayes.
    • 6.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Ay que me abraso

    Choir: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Villancicos y danzas criollas 1550-1750: Hesperion XXI/Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 15.
  • Time Traveller: Champagne Wars

    Duration: 02:42

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir de Florence, Op.70 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Camerata de Lausanne.
    • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Souvenir de Florence.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 8.
  • William Walton

    'Spitfire' prelude and fugue for orchestra - concert version

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Walton: Sir William Walton's film music Vol.2: Academy of St. Martin in the Fiel.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-2.
  • George Butterworth

    Loveliest of Trees (A Shropshire Lad)

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Christopher Maltman.
    • Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel, Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad: Maltman, Vigno.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frank Bridge

    Cherry ripe

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni)

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Sospiri: Cecilia Bartoli.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Etude in B flat minor Op. 8 no.11

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • BRIDGE.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Entry March of the Boyars

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Halvorsen: Orchestral Works, Vol.1: Thorsen, Bergen PO, Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Sheila Hancock on her love of Enrico Caruso

    Duration: 02:50

  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

    Pagliacci - Vesti la giubba

    Performer: Enrico Caruso.
    • EMI.
  • Anton Webern

    Im Sommerwind

    Orchestra: Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Hänssler Classic.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Jauchzet dem Herrn

    Ensemble: Les Agrémens. Conductor: Jean Tubéry.
    • German Sacred Baroque Music - Christmas.
    • Ricercar.
    • 1.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto in D minor 3rd mvt: Allegro assai

    Performer: Jean Rondeau. Performer: Sophie Gent. Performer: Louis Crea'ch. Performer: Fanny Paccoud. Performer: Antoine Touche. Performer: Thomas de Pierrefeu. Performer: Evolene Kiener.
    • Erato.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Humoreske for wind quintet

    Performer: Aulos Wind Quintet.
    • Koch Schwann.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt0

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Vaughan Williams: Symphony no.5: LSO/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Violin Concerto in C major, H VIIa 1 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées.
    • Joseph Haydn - violin concertos.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 3.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Variations on the theme ‘Dal tuo stellato soglio’ from Mosè in Egitto by Rossini (‘Moses Fantasy’)

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.
    • EMI.


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