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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Albeniz Asturias, A Victorian drama school by the sea, Sheila Hancock

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, including

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starter piece is Asturias from Albeniz' Suite Espanola: a piano piece which has become just as well known in its guitar transcription.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history - Naomi Paxton takes us to the UK's first ever drama school, in Margate.

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.

Other music on the programme includes Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, Britten's Simple Symphony and today's 'slow moment': a brief pause for reflection with organ music by Leon Boëlmann.

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Time Travellers: the podcast

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The Essential Classics Playlist

Refresh your day with a great selection of classical music, picked by listeners.