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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, Patrick Gale, Healing charms

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

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 Suzy’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 and featured items

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four English Dances, Set 1, Op 27 (No 4)

    Performer: Hugh Bean. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Dances: Philharmonia, Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in A Major, Hob. XV:18

    Ensemble: Trio Wanderer.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios, HOB. XV:14, 18, 21, 26 & 31.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 106.
  • Huw Watkins

    Flute Concerto: ii) Andante

    Performer: Adam Walker. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • NMC.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Director: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio Overture, Op 72

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Harnoncourt, COE.
    • Teldec.
    • 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in D major, Op 87 No 5

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Shostakovich The Preludes & Fugues Alexander Melnikov Piano.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (1st mvt)

    Performer: André Previn. Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Performer: Heinrich Schiff.
    • Beethoven: Archduke Trio: Previn, Mullova, Schiff.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O ignee spiritus

    Choir: Anonymous 4.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Time Traveller: Healing Charms by Alun Withey

    Duration: 02:51

  • Wilburn Burchette

    Witch's Will

    Performer: Wilburn Burchette.
    • I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990.
    • Light in the Attic.
    • 4.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    The Magic Opal Suite

    Orchestrator: Joan Trayter. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Albéniz: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 3-4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495

    Performer: Alessio Allegrini. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart: Horn Concertos: Allegrini/Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Leos Janáček

    From the House of the Dead (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Virgin.
  • Benjamin Britten

    5 Flower Songs

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Patrick Gale on his love of Opera

    Duration: 02:42

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Passacaglia

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • DG.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Andante Cantabile (Op.11) arr for cello and orchestra from String Quartet No. 1

    Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Paris. Conductor: Douglas Boyd.
    • Erato.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Le boeuf sur le toit

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Milhaud: La Creation du Monde, Le Boeuf sur le toit, Saudades do Brasil: Bernste.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • John Sheppard

    Missa 'Cantate': Agnus Dei

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Robert Schumann

    Hermann und Dorothea: Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    String Quartet in E minor (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Delme Quartet.
    • Verdi/Strauss: String Quartets: Delmé Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sibelius: Symphony No.5/Karelia Suite etc: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Erato.
    • 4.

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Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.