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Friday with Suzy Klein - Jane Glover, Gershwin Prelude, Dread Pirate Ward

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.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Il pirata - Overture

    Orchestra: German Opera Berlin Orchestra. Conductor: Marcello Viotti.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione (or viola or cello) and piano: 3rd mvt

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Dénes Várjon.
    • Hyperion.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    A Farewell to St Petersburg for voice and piano: no.6 Poputnaya pesnya [Travelling song]

    Performer: Semion Skigin. Singer: Sergei Petrovich Leiferkus.
    • CONIFER.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt, Adagio Assai)

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Ravel: Piano Concertos & Falla: Noches En Los Jardines De España.
    • Hyperion.
    • 002.
  • George Gershwin

    Three Preludes: No.2

    Orchestra: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in G major, Op 3 No 3

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Erato.
  • Charlotte Bray

    Agnus Dei (a reflection on Byrd's Agnus Dei from the Mass for 5 voices)

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Concert fantasy on 'Carmen'

    Performer: Akiko Suwanai. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Dvorák: Violin Concerto / Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy - Bennett, Suwanai.
    • Philips.
    • 2.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Cantabile for string orchestra

    Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture, Op 96

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Shostakovich: Ballet Suites: Scottish National Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 19.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia in C minor K.475

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.

    Recorded 28 November 2014 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 1

  • Maurice Ravel

    Violin Sonata in G major (2nd mvt, 'Blues')

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Janine Jansen: Beau Soir: Itamar Golan.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Billy Strayhorn

    Take the "A" Train (Live at Newport 1956)

    Performer: Duke Ellington. Performer: Ray Nance.
    • Battle of the Bands.
    • BMG.
    • 18.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quartet in G major for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo, TWV 43 G6

    Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • Telemann: Overtures, Sonatas, Concertos: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • MDG.
    • 16.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon 'in echo duodecimi toni' à 10 arr Crees

    Performer: Christopher Martin. Performer: John Hagstrom. Music Arranger: Eric Crees. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Ridenour.
    • CSOR.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor: 5th mvt; Rondo-finale

    Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • AVIE.
  • William Lawes

    Consort Sett a 6 in F major "Sunrise" (Fantazy)

    Ensemble: Fretwork. Performer: Paul Nicholson.
  • Gerald Finzi

    A Severn Rhapsody, Op.3

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit - The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat, Op 74 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia.
    • Weber: Concertante Works for Clarinet and Horn: Michael Collins.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Violin Sonata in G minor, 'Devil's Trill'

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Catherine Rimer. Performer: Thomas Dunford.
    • Nicola Benedetti, Italia.
    • Decca.
    • 7.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

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