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.