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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.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Domenico Cimarosa

    Il matrimonio segreto (Overture)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Marche miniature viennoise

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Paul Coker.
    • The Kreisler Album: Joshua Bell/Paul Coker.
    • Decca.
    • 15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 51, 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Bach - Cantatas.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 13.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Noctuelles (Miroirs, No 1)

    Performer: Yukyeong Ji.
    • Reflections.
    • Genuin.
    • 501.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic Dance, Op 64 No 2

    Orchestra: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Conductor: Dmitri Georgievich Kitayenko.
    • Sibelius . Grieg.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 005.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Asturias [Leyenda] (Suite española no.1)

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Albeniz: Iberia; Navarra; Suite Espanola - Larrocha.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Sir Colin Davis.
    • CBS.
    • 5.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Igor Uryash. Ensemble: St. Petersburg String Quartet.
    • Shostakovich: String Quartet no.1, Piano Trio no.2, Piano Quintet: Igor Uryash.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried Idyll

    Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Time Traveller: Victorian Drama School

    Duration: 01:33

  • Kurt Weill

    The Mussel of Margate: Petroleum Song

    Performer: Steven Blier. Singer: Cyndia Sieden.
    • Unquiet Peace: The Lied Between the Wars.
    • Koch.
    • 008.
  • Alba Rosa Viëtor


    Ensemble: Storioni Trio.
    • Ars Produktion.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Se la mia morte brami

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Gesualdo: O Dolce Mio Tesoro.
    • PHI.
    • 1.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Spring (3 Botticelli Pictures)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 16.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • The Guitar: Milos Karadaglic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier


    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Ojai Festival Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Peter Maxwell Davies: Mavis in Las Vegas.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 1.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Sheila Hancock on her love of Bach

    Duration: 02:27

  • Maurizio Cazzati

    Correnti e balletti, Op.4 (Ciaconna)

    Ensemble: London Baroque.
    • The Trio Sonata in 17th Century Italy.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple Symphony, Op 4

    Orchestra: Camerata Nordica. Director: Terje Tonnesen.
    • Benjamin Britten - Music for String Orchestra.
    • Bis.
    • 012.
  • Léon Boëllmann

    Prayer to Notre Dame (Suite Gothique)

    Performer: Bertalan Hock.
    • In Memoriam.
    • Naxos.
    • 010.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Schlagt, Kunstler, die Pauken, BuxWV 122

    Singer: Bettina Pahn. Singer: Miriam Meyer. Singer: Patrick Van Goethem. Singer: Klaus Mertens. Choir: Amsterdam Baroque Choir. Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • Opera Omnia VII.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    Reflets dans l'eau (Images, Set 1)

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • A Debussy Recital: Pascal Roge.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Franz Schubert

    Konzertstück in D major, D 345

    Performer: Andreas Janke. Orchestra: Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Schubert: Symphony no. 7 Unfinished Tonhalle Orchestra - Zinman.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 5.


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