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Wednesday with Suzy Klein and Stephen Fry

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein with 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

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Dawn over the Moscow River (Khovanshchina)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Erik Satie

    Poudre d'or

    Performer: Duanduan Hao.
    • Satie: Piano Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 30.
  • Béla Bartók

    Transylvanian dances for orchestra (Sz.96)

    Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • HUNGAROTON.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Gondellied, Op 1 No 6

    Singer: Susan Gritton. Performer: Eugene Asti.
    • Fanny Mendelssohn - Songs.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Claude Debussy

    La mer: Dialogue du vent et de la mer

    Orchestra: Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester. Conductor: Gustavo Gimeno.
    • Debussy: La mer, Ibéria, Images & 6 Épigraphes antiques.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 3.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Caprice viennois, Op 2

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Péter Nagy.
    • Favourite Encores: Kavakos/Nagy.
    • Delos.
    • 9.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Thieving Magpie (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Rossini OverturesThe Chamber Orchestra Of Europe.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 7.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor, RV 156

    Performer: Midori Seiler. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Vivaldi: Double Concertos: Academie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    La mer, Op 28

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Glazunov - Complete Syphonies and Concertos.
    • Warner.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pelleas et Melisande

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Pelleas et Melisande.
    • LSO Live.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pelleas et Melisande (extracts)

    Singer: Charles Panzéra. Singer: Yvonne Brothier. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Coppola.
    • Pearl.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Trio in B flat major, D 471

    Ensemble: Trio Zimmermann.
    • Trio Zimmermann plays Mozart’s Divertimento.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Impromptu No 3 in A flat major, Op 34

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Faure - The Complete Music for Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    La Capricieuse, Op.17

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Enrico Pace.
    • DECCA.
  • Anton Karas

    Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man)

    • OLD GOLD.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Stravinsky in America: London Symphony Orchestra, Tilson Thomas.
    • RCA.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Scherzo for orchestra

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • Ernest Ansermet L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Chiara Margarita Cozzolani

    Regina terrae, cantate Deo

    Ensemble: Musica Secreta.
    • Dialogues with Heaven.
    • LINN.
    • 1.
  • Conlon Nancarrow

    Study for Player Piano No 21 Canon X

    • MDG.
  • Thomas Arne

    Overture No 5 in D major

    Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90. Director: Simon Standage.
    • Arne: Overtures: Collegium Musicum 90/Standage.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 16.
  • César Franck

    Les Djinns

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Denève.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Kenilworth Suite for brass band (March)

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Major Peter Parkes.
    • Life Divine: Black Dyke Mils Band.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Hans-Georg Hübsch

    Herr Hofrat, erinnern Sie sich noch?

    Singer: Fritz Wunderlich.
    • Fritz Wunderlich - Vocal recital.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude no. 2 for piano

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Deustche Grammophon.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade arr for strings

    Performer: Nardo Poy. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2 arr Heifetz

    Performer: Nikolaj Znaider. Performer: Daniel Gortler.
    • Bravo! Virtuoso and Romantic Encores For Violin.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony No 1 in G major, Op 7 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • BIS.

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