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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Patrick Gale, Kites, Rodrigo's Canario

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus guest, author Patrick Gale

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starter is the Canario finale of Rodrigo's guitar concert, Fantasia para un gentilhombre - quintessentially Spanish music for a quintessentially Spanish instrument. Other musical highlights today: the triumphant final scene of Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and a Benjamin Britten rarity: his Canadian Carnival, based on French-Canadian folk tunes.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Kate Romano explores the history of kites.

1050 Suzy Klein’s guest this week is the writer Patrick Gale, whose latest novel “Take Nothing With You” is out now. He’ll be sharing his favourite cultural inspirations.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)

    Choir: MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig. Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Naxos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • La Sophie: Sophie Yates.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Samba Classico

    Orchestra: New York Chamber Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • Villa-Lobos: Works for Harmonica.
    • Naxos.
    • 701.
  • Franz Schubert

    Trio for piano and strings in B flat major D.898; 2nd movement; Andante un poco

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V: Chaconne

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • ERATO.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Canario (Fantasía para un gentilhombre)

    Performer: Craig Ogden. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sachio Fujioka.
    • Rodrigo: Guitar Concerto: Craig Ogden/BBC Phil/Sachio Fujioka.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Semele: 'Where e'er you walk'

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Canadian Carnival Overture, Op. 19

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • British Composers - A Celebration.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 118.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in D major, Op 46 No 6

    Performer: Peter Noke. Performer: Helen Krizos.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: Peter Noke/Helen Krizos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major, RV 124

    Orchestra: European Union Baroque Orchestra. Director: Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
  • Time Traveller: Kites by Kate Romano

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Violin Concerto in D minor (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • PentaTone classics.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Sextet in C minor, Op 40 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Éric Le Sage. Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • Winds & Piano.
    • Warner.
    • 5.
  • Mario Castelnuovo‐Tedesco

    Guitar Concerto No.1 - 1st mvt: Allegretto

    Performer: Kazuhito Yamashita. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • RCA.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Sonata in D minor, No.12 'Folia'

    Performer: Paula Chateauneuf. Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk. Performer: Avison Ensemble.
    • LINN.
  • Patrick Gale on his passion for libraries and Britten operas

  • Benjamin Britten

    How beautiful it is (The Turn of the Screw)

    Singer: Joan Rodgers. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Virgin.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 39 in E flat major, K 543 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Mozart: Late Symphonies: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 4.
  • Leos Janáček

    Piano Sonata '1.X.1905, From the street'

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion: CDA67895.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Te Deum

    Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Perahia Plays Chopin.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite for jazz band (Waltz 2)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: The Jazz Album - Brautigam, Masseurs.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio - Finale Act 2

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Choir: Arnold Schoenberg Chor. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Singer: Nina Stemme. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Decca.


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