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Monday with Suzy Klein - Wagner's Tristan and Isolde prelude, Toy Theatres, Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein.
With guest, space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

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 space scientist and television presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock who reveals 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 musical reflection.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in E major, Op 10 No 3

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture, Op 96

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Quintet in A Major, Op. 108, K. 581: IV. Allegretto con variazioni

    Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
    • Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in Major, K. 581 - Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B-Flat Ma.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 204.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Grand Scherzo, Op.57

    Performer: Philip Martin.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Marin Marais

    Feste champêtre (Suite d'un goût étranger)

    Performer: Lorenz Duftschmid. Performer: Thomas C. Boysen. Performer: Johannes Hämmerle.
    • Marin Marais - Pièces de Caractère.
    • CPO.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 3 in E flat major, Op 12 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Augustin Dumay. Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas: Augustin Dumay/Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Owain Park

    Ave maris stella

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Rose Magnificat.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 701.
  • Léo Delibes

    Sylvia, Act III: Cortege de Bacchus

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • SFS MEDIA.
  • Time Traveller: Toy Theatres by Kate Romano

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 - iv) Allegro energico e passionato

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Linn Records.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Adagio in F major, H.18.9

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • DECCA.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida: Act IV, Scene 2

    Singer: Jonas Kaufmann. Singer: Anja Harteros. Singer: Ekaterina Semenchuk. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Choir: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • WARNER.
  • Claude Debussy

    Golliwogg's Cakewalk (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.3: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 16.
  • Maggie Aderin-Pocock on her passion for Gonsalves

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Glen Borling. Performer: Edward Deskur. Performer: Paolo Grazzi. Performer: Andrea Mion. Performer: Marco Cera. Performer: Alberto Grazzi. Performer: Enrico Onofri. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat

    Performer: Kari Kriikku. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • ONDINE.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in C major, HWV 318, 'Alexander's Feast'

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Handel: Ombra mai fu: Andreas Scholl/Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Easter hymn (from Cavalleria rusticana)

    Singer: Agnes Baltsa. Choir: Royal Opera House Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli.
    • DG.
  • Emilie Mayer

    Piano Sonata in D minor - 3rd mvt: Un poco adagio

    Performer: Yang Tai.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Ecce quomodo moritur (Tenebrae responses for Holy Saturday)

    Conductor: Nigel Short. Choir: Tenebrae.
    • Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories, Victoria: Lamentations: Tenebrae, Nigel Short.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 6.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • DECCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle (Fur Elise) in A minor Woo 59

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Beethoven: Bagatelles.
    • 30.


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The Essential Classics Playlist

The Essential Classics Playlist

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