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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Glass's Akhnaten, John Simpson, the birth of the vaccine

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music, including a lively concerto by Vivaldi for violin and oboe, some exhilarating waltzes from Strauss' opera "Der Rosenkavalier" , music by J S Bach and one of his sons, and two pastoral orchestral idylls by George Butterworth.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today a dance from the opera "Akhnaten" by Philip Glass.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Dr Lucy Powell tells a story of the surprisingly early uptake of a now common medical procedure.

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. Today he talks about one of his favourite novels.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Gopak (Sorochinskaya yarmarka)

    Orchestrator: Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Favourite Encores.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • Josef Suk

    Serenade in E flat major, Op 6 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Metamorphosen Berlin. Conductor: Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.
    • Sony.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in C major, H XV 27 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios, Vol.1: The Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Serenade, Op. 37 (Version for Cello & Orchestra)

    Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Orchestra: German Symphony Orchestra Berlin. Conductor: Aziz Shokhakimov.
    • Trip to Russia.
    • Orfeo.
    • 601.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B flat major for oboe and violin, RV 548

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Vivaldi II: Nigel Kennedy, Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Philip Glass

    Akhnaten (Act 2: Dance)

    Orchestra: Staatsorchester Stuttgart. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • CBS.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Impromptu in B-Flat Major, Op. 32b

    Performer: Nataša Veljković.
    • Pejačević: Complete Piano Works.
    • CPO.
    • 701.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 8 in B minor, D 759, 'Unfinished' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos 8 & 9, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • York Bowen

    Melody for the G string, Op 47

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
    • Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano: Power/Crawford-Phillips.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Philip Glass

    Akhnaten (Act 2: Dance)

    Orchestra: Staatsorchester Stuttgart. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • CBS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36: 4th movement; Poco allegro

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Julia-Maria Kretz. Performer: Stefan Fehlandt. Performer: Pauline Sachse. Performer: Christoph Richter. Performer: Xenia Jankovic.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • György Ligeti

    The Alphabet (Nonsense Madrigals)

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Ligeti: Vocal Works.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Richard Strauss

    Waltz Sequence No 1 (Der Rosenkavalier)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Symphonic music from operas.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Terry Riley

    In C (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Ragazze Quartet. Ensemble: Slagwerkgroep Den Haag. Ensemble: Kapok.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in C major, BWV 846 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon and Gigue in D major

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance in E minor for piano, flute, bassoon and orchestra

    Performer: Patrick Gallois. Performer: Pascal Gallois. Performer: Myung-Whun Chung. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Violin Romances: Chung Trio/Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Henry Purcell

    A New Irish Tune in G Major, Z. 646

    Performer: Friederike Chylek.
    • Time Stands Still.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 901.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony for wind instruments no. 4 (T.285/3`4) in B flat major

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • J.C. Bach: Wind Symphonies: Consortium Classicum.
    • MDG.
    • 11-13.
  • Michael Torke

    Bright Blue Music

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Michael Torke: Ecstatic Orange etc..
    • ARGO.
    • 5.
  • Xaver Scharwenka

    Spanish Serenade

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Spanish Album: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • George Butterworth

    Two English Idylls

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Made in Britain: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/John Wilson.
    • Avie.
    • 2-3.
  • Frank Bridge

    Adagio in E Major

    Performer: Todd Wilson.
    • Organ Recital: Wilson, Todd - Brahms, J. / Tartini, G. / Vaughan Willliams, R. /.
    • Delos.
    • 1601.
  • Ludwig August Lebrun

    Oboe Concerto No 2 in G minor (3rd)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: Potsdam Chamber Academy.
    • Lost and Found.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Grand March from Aida arr Saunders

    Performer: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
    • 40 Famous Marches.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Schlummert ein (Cantata No 82)

    Singer: Angelika Kirchschlager. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Andrea Marcon.
    • J.S. Bach: Arias: Angelika Kirchschlager.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.


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Time Travellers: the podcast

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The Essential Classics Playlist

The Essential Classics Playlist

Refresh your day with a great selection of classical music, picked by listeners.