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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Graham Fellows, Bees, William Tell Overture

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, comedy actor and musician Graham Fellows.

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 This week Suzy’s guest is the comedy actor and musician Graham Fellows, aka John Shuttleworth and “Jilted John”. He talks about some of the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's contemplation

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 23 in D major, K 181

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Dacapo.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: IV. Rondo all zingarese. Presto

    Composer: Lukáš Sommer. Ensemble: Civitas Ensemble. Ensemble: Gipsy Way Ensemble.
    • Alla zingarese.
    • Cedille.
    • 13.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    O rossignol (Madrigals, Book 3)

    Choir: La Venexiana.
    • GLOSSA.
  • Henri Vieuxtemps

    Viola Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 36: II. Barcarolla. Andante con moto

    • Bel Canto: The Voice of the Viola.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 102.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell (Overture)

    Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Rossini: William Tell: Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G minor, Kk.30 'Cat's Fugue'

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • BIS.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Nonet in E flat major, Op 38 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • Farrenc: Nonet & Clarinet Trio.
    • DIVOX.
    • 3.
  • Edvard Grieg

    4 Symphonic dances Op.64 (no.3)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 etc..
    • ERATO.
    • 12.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Moorside Suite (March)

    Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Gary Cutt.
    • Brass from the Masters, Vol.2: Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band, Parkes, Cutt.
    • Chandos.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much ado about nothing - 4 pieces arr. for violin and piano [from the incidental music] - no.3; Gartenscene [Garden scene]

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Jérôme Ducros.
    • Capriccio - Violin Pieces.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 15.
  • Time Traveller: Bees by John-Henry Clay

    Duration: 02:20

  • John Wilbye

    Sweet honey-sucking bees; Yet sweet, take heed

    Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke. Director: Anthony Rooley.
    • DECCA.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La parade

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • HMC.
  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli.
    • DG.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev.
    • Erato.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Graham Fellows talks about his eclectic and varied employment history

    Duration: 03:52

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Schauspieldirektor, K486: Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • TELDEC.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaëton, Op 39

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • SONY.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No.2 in F major (op. 38)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • SONY.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Humoresques, Op.89 (no.3 in G minor)

    Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta.
    • Works for Violin and Orchestra.
    • ONDINE.
    • 3.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    L'Olimpiade (Sinfonia)

    Orchestra: L'Arte dell'Arco. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Vivaldi: Sinfonie: Avanti L'Opera E Concerti: La'rte Dell Arco: Hogwood.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4-7.
  • Arvo Pärt

    The Deer's Cry

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • The Deer's Cry.
    • Coro.
    • 003.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Blues (Sonata in G major arr for string quartet)

    Music Arranger: Andrew Haveron. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Petits-Fours, Favourite Encores: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Fantasia in C major, Hob.XVII:4

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Philips.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Má vlast)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • B. Smetana; Ma Vlast: Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.


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Time Travellers: the podcast

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