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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, John Simpson, code breaking

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 we want your suggestions for music to follow on from Berlioz's Hungarian March.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. This morning, Helen Arney tells the story of 19-year old Mavis Batey, who broke the Italian naval enigma code in 1941.

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.

Other music in the programme includes a beautiful cantata by JC Bach, combining the sounds of viols with the voice of Andreas Scholl, a new release of choral music by Roxanna Panufnik, and the autumnal sounds of Finzi's clarinet concerto.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 6 in D major, 'Le matin' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Haydn: Symphonies no. 6-8@ Freiburger Barockorchester.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Deus est Caritas

    Performer: Rupert Jeffcoat. Choir: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • Roxanna Panufnik: Celestial Bird.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 8.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Scherzo-valse (Suite pastorale)

    Ensemble: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Bizet/Chabrier: Les Siecles/Francois-Xavier Roth.
    • Mirare.
    • 8.
  • George Enescu

    Barcarolle in B Flat Major

    Performer: Josu De Solaun.
    • Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano.
    • Grand Piano.
    • 26.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Dvorak:Symphony no. 7 Suite in A major,Budapest Festival Orchestra,Ivan Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 3.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: LSO & Chorus/Davis.
    • LSO Live.
    • 3.
  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid (Waltz)

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Richard Strauss

    Serenade in E flat major for 13 wind instruments, Op 7

    Ensemble: Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
    • Strauss: Complete Music for Wind Ensemble: Netherlands Wind Ensemble/de Waart.
    • Newton Classics.
  • Robert Ramsey

    In Monte Oliveti

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • An Eternal Harmony: The Sixteen / Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 5.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical'

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Ach das ich Wassers g'nug hatte

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Ensemble: Concerto di Viole. Ensemble: Basel Consort.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstück No 1 in E flat minor, D 946

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Intermezzo (Hary Janos Suite, Op 35a)

    Performer: Laurence Kaptain. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
  • William Rimmer

    The Cossack

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Michael Antrobus.
    • World Famous Marches.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Clarinet Concerto in C minor, Op 31 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Chandos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 Op. 92 2nd mvt Allegretto

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Graham Peel

    In summertime on Bredon

    Singer: Sir Thomas Allen. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Songs my father taught me: Sir Thomas Allen/Malcolm Martineau.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 3 in F major orch Brahms

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Brahms: Hungarian Dances &Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: Haitink.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor, K 310 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Mozart: Piano Sonatas K.310, 331 & 533/494: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • William Byrd

    Sing joyfully unto God

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 13.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Concert Overture in E major, Op 12

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Szymanowski: Violin concertos, Concert Overture.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.


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