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Wednesday Suzy Klein - Jane Glover, Chopin's Minute Waltz

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starting point is Chopin's Waltz in D flat major, Op 64 No 1, also known as 'The Minute Waltz'. Elsewhere in today's programme there's chamber music by Brahms re-imagined for orchestra by Schoenberg, a cantata celebrating the morning by Telemann, and 'Suburbis': Frederic Mompou's evocative portrayal of suburban Barcelona.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history, today with Helen Arney and the world's first webcam.

1050 Suzy's guest this week is the conductor Jane Glover, who'll be revealing the people, places and ideas that have inspired her throughout her life and career.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's contemplation, today featuring music by Alexander Glazunov.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia de L'Olimpiade, RV 725

    Ensemble: Orfeo 55. Director: Nathalie Stutzmann.
    • Vivaldi: Prima Donna.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15-17.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Norwegian Dance No 6

    Performer: Harald Aadland. Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ari Raisilainen.
    • Suite Ancienne & Mascarade Suite.
    • NKF.
    • 007.
  • Samuel Barber

    Ballade, Op 46

    Performer: Sean Kennard.
    • American Classics: Barber & Copland.
    • Delos.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Tesla Quartet.
    • Haydn, Ravel, Stravinsky.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 002.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Singer: Véronique Gens. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Ivor Bolton.
    • Mozart: Airs D'Operas et de Concert, Veronique Gens.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 9.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in D flat major, Op 64 No 1, 'Minute'

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • The World of The Piano: Ashkenazy, Schiff, Lupu.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Overture on Three Russian Themes

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in E flat major, Op 70 No 2 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Gryphon Trio.
    • Gryphon Trio - Beethoven.
    • Analekta.
    • 005.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 22 in E flat major, 'The Philosopher'

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Paul Webster

    Black Coffee

    Composer: Sonny Burke. Ensemble: The Incredible Kai Winding Trombones.
    • The Incredible Kai Winding Trombones.
    • Impulse.
    • 7.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Coffee - Arabian Dance)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • William Kroll

    Banjo and Fiddle

    Performer: Sarah Chang. Performer: Charles Abramovic.
    • Simply Sarah: Sarah Chang.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le corsaire

    Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Naxos.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Moto perpetuo for violin and guitar, Op 11

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Göran Söllscher.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 22.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Scherzo (Vivace) - 2nd movement from Piano concerto no.2 in G minor, Op.16

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Prokofiev - Piano Concertos Nos 1-5.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the Bumblebee (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)

    Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Donald Hunsberger.
    • SONY.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet, Op 25 (orch. Arnold Schoenberg) (2nd mvt - Intermezzo)

    Orchestrator: Arnold Schoenberg. Orchestra: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Marc Albrecht.
    • Brahms & Schoenberg.
    • Pentatone.
    • 002.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Keyboard Suite in D minor, HWV 437 (Saraband)

    Performer: Michael Borgstede.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Romance and Pastorale

    Performer: Marianne Thorsen. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • Vaughan Williams: Early Chamber Music: The Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10-11.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Gavotte; Musette)

    Performer: Ernö Sebestyen. Ensemble: Philharmonische Virtuosen Berlin.
    • Grieg: Holberg Suite/Tchaikovsky: Serenade: Philharmonische Virtuosen Berlin.
    • Teldec.
    • 7.
  • Amy Beach

    Gavotte fantastique

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Amy Beach - Piano Music Vol. 2 (The Turn of the Century).
    • Guild.
    • 021.
  • Federico Mompou


    Orchestrator: Manuel Rosenthal. Orchestra: Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure. Conductor: Josep Pons.
    • Mompou - Suburbis, Los improperios, Combat del somni, Scenes d'enfants.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 001.
  • Tarquinio Merula


    Orchestra: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Via Crucis; L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 14.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Pas d'action (Scenes de ballet)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Glazunov - From the Middle Ages etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 010.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Morning from The Times of Day

    Singer: Monika Mauch. Choir: Basel Madrigalists. Orchestra: L’arpa festante. Conductor: Fritz Näf.
    • Telemann: Die Tageszeiten.
    • Carus.
    • 002.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • ERATO.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances from Gloriana

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Benjamin Britten: Works for Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.


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