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Monday with Suzy Klein - Fake news, Bizet's Arlesienne Suite, John Simpson

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music.

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 journalist and author John Simpson, who will be talking about the people, places and ideas that have inspired and shaped him throughout his life and career.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen (Act 4: Symphony)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    O sacrum convivium

    Conductor: Jaan-Eik Tulve. Choir: Vox Clamantis.
    • Sacrum convivium.
    • Mirare.
    • 13.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Scherzo in D major

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX.
  • Robert Schumann

    Arabeske in C major, Op 18

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
    • Schumann: Fantasie/Kreisleriana/Arabeske: Jonathan Biss.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No 1 (Carillon)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • The Best of Bizet.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto grosso in D minor, after Corelli's Op 5 No. 12

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Ensemble: Concerto Köln.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Sally Beamish

    Gaudent in coelis for chorus

    Choir: Choirs of St Catherine's College, Cambridge. Conductor: Edward Wickham.
    • Gaudent In Coelis.
    • RESONUS.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 86 in D major (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies: Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • William Byrd

    The Bells

    Music Arranger: Mark Kroll. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • Canadian Brass: English Renaissance Music.
    • CBS.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No 1 (Carillon)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles. Director: Marc Minkowski.
    • Bizet: L'arlesienne, Carmen suites: Minkowski.
    • Naive.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 2 in B minor arr Klengel

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Performer: Lambert Orkis.
    • The Berlin Recital: Anne-Sophie Mutter/Lambert Orkis.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 11.
  • Aaron Copland

    El salón México

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • DECCA.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, K 420

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • ERATO.
    • 8.
  • Benjamin Britten

    4 Sea interludes from Peter Grimes - no.2 Sunday Morning

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Claude Debussy

    La cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.1: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • John Dowland

    The Frog Galliard

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • The Art of the Lute - Paul O'Dette.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde: Ballet Music No.9 in G major

    Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Günter Wand.
    • RCA.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Turn of the Screw: Tower Scene

    Singer: Kate Royal. Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • WARNER.
  • Edward Elgar

    La Capricieuse

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Chandos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Variations on an original theme in G major, WoO 77

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Beethoven: Variations: Cedric Tiberghien.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 6.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noonday Witch, Op.108

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lute Partita in C Minor, BWV 997: III. Sarabande

    Performer: Yasunori Imamura.
    • Bach: Complete Works for Lute.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rigoletto paraphrase de concert

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Barenboim, Live at the Scala, Liszt.
    • Warner Classics and Jazz.
    • 8.
  • Marin Marais

    Sonnerie de Ste Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Performer: Jordi Savall. Performer: Pierre Hantaï. Performer: Rolf Lislevand.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Passacaglia after Handel

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Gautier Capuçon.
    • Renaud Capucon - Le violion Roi.
    • Virgin.
    • 3.


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