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Monday with Suzy Klein and Stephen Fry

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein with special guest Stephen Fry.

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 Stephen Fry, who reveals some of the great music, film and literature that means the most to him.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Lawes

    Royal Consort Sett No 1 in D minor (Aire; Alman; Corant)

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • William Lawes: The Royal Consort.
    • LINN.
    • 1.
  • Edward German

    Nell Gwyn (Overture)

    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Made in Britain: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 "Strassburg": III. Rondeau. Allegro

    Performer: Nikolaj Znaider. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 1, 2 & 3.
    • Lso Live.
    • 109.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.6, Romoe & Juliet Overture: Kirov Orchestra, Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 002.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The heavens are telling (The Creation)

    Singer: Sarah Tynan. Singer: Jeremy Ovenden. Singer: Matthew Brook. Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Frank Bridge

    Scherzettino

    Performer: Ashley Wass.
    • Bridge: Piano Music Volume 2: Ashley Wass.
    • Naxos.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Mélodie for cello and orchestra, Op 20 No 1

    Performer: Jamie Walton. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Okko Kamu.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sinfonia No 5 in B minor, Wq 182

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Singer: Joan Sutherland. Singer: Huguette Tourangeau. Singer: Sherrill Milnes. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Quartet: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • Decca.
    • 24.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The heavens are telling (The Creation)

    Singer: Sarah Tynan. Singer: Jeremy Ovenden. Singer: Matthew Brook. Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Arnold Bax

    Concertante for cor anglais, clarinet, horn and orchestra (2nd mvt)

    Performer: John Bradbury. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Chandos.
  • Roman Hoffstetter

    String Quartet in F major, Op 3 No 5 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Guildhall String Ensemble. Director: Robert Salter.
    • RCA.
  • George Gershwin

    Girl Crazy - Overture

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS Masterworks.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, 'American' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: American Quartet/Piano Quintet: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Thomas Canning

    Fantasy on a Hymn Tune

    Orchestra: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • American Dreams.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Le chaos (Les élémens)

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations.
    • AliaVox AVSA 9914.
    • AliaVox.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis) Hob XXII:11 - Kyrie

    Singer: Rachel Nicholls. Singer: Anna Harvey. Singer: Mark Wilde. Singer: Ashley Riches. Choir: City of London Choir. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton.
    • Haydn - Paukenmesse & Nelson Mass.
    • RPO.
    • 11.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)

    Conductor: Paavo Berglund. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
    • Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Berglund.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Pa... pa... pa...)

    Singer: Inger Dam-Jensen. Singer: François Le Roux. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • CONIFER.
  • Franz Liszt

    Prometheus

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Feux d'artifice (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.1: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 24.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Butterflying

    Performer: Nicola Sweeney. Performer: Sarah Nicolls.
    • Kats-Chernin: Ragtime and Blue.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 13.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano trio in G major Op.1 no.2 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Trio Leos.
    • Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation.
    • Klarthe.
    • 8.
  • William Byrd

    Ne irascaris, Domine (Civitas sancti tui)

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • 1605: Treason and Dischord - William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 6.
  • Robert Schumann

    Four Pieces from Carnaval

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine.
    • Denon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gloria (Mass in B minor, BWV 232)

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players. Director: John Butt.
    • J. S. Bach, Mass in B minor: Dunedin Consort and Players.
    • Linn.
    • 4.
  • Hans Gál

    Triptych, Op 100 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Kenneth Woods.
    • Avie.

Broadcast

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The Essential Classics Playlist

The Essential Classics Playlist

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