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Monday with Suzy Klein - Lenny Henry, Bazzini's Ronde des lutins, Holst's Planets

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein with guest Lenny Henry.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - the first of 100 pieces celebrating 100 key moments in classical music in the last century. This morning, Gillian Moore takes us back to 1918 and the first performance of Holst's suite The Planets

1050 As the BBC launches Our Classical Century, our guest this week is Lenny Henry who talks about his music discoveries and the cultural icons that inspire him. The first episode of BBC4's series Our Classical Century, presented by Suzy and Lenny, looks at the period 1918-1936. It's on BBC4 at 9 o'clock on Thursday evening.

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

3 hours


Music Played

  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    10 Pièces pittoresques (No 10, Scherzo-valse)

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin concerto No. 2 in D Major: II. Andante

    Conductor: Nikolaj Znaider. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 1, 2 & 3.
    • LSO Live.
    • 5.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Trojan March (Les Troyens, Act 1, No 11)

    Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
    • Berlioz: La Marseillaise: Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
    • Telarc.
    • 7.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Blue Bird, Op 119 No 3

    Choir: RIAS Kammerchor. Conductor: Marcus Creed.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 1 in D Major: IV. Allegro vivace

    Conductor: Rémy Ballot. Orchestra: Klangkollektiv Wien.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 8.
    • Gramola Records.
    • 4.
  • Antonio Bazzini

    La ronde des lutins, Scherzo fantastique for violin and piano

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • Homage: James Ehnes.
    • Onyx.
    • 1.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for 3 Trumpets and Timpani in D Major, TWV 54:D3

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 1 - 4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in F minor, Op 87 No 18

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noonday Witch, Op 108

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mars, the bringer of war

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
    • 5669342.
    • 6.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32), Jupiter, the bringer of jollity

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
    • CDU5650412-1.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32), Neptune, the mystic [with female chorus]

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
    • 5669342.
    • 12.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Cephalus and Procris (Overture)

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita. Director: Daniela Dolci.
    • La Guerre: Protégée of the Sun King.
    • ORF.
    • 001.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in F major, K 213

    Orchestra: Consortium Classicum.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Introduction et Tarentelle

    Performer: Midori. Performer: Robert Macdonald.
    • SONY.
  • Eduard Tubin

    Kratt Suite: Dance of the Goblin

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • BIS.
  • Mons Leidvin Takle


    Performer: Christopher Herrick.
    • Hyperion.
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden

    Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • In Praise of Woman.
    • HELIOS.
    • 017.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Coleridge-Taylor: Piano quintet/Clarinet quintet: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Leó Weiner

    Divertimento no 1 Op 20

    Orchestra: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Five Divertmentos/Serenade.
    • Chandos.
    • 5-9.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fantasia in G minor, Op 77

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
    • Beethoven - Schumann - Piano Works - Jonathan Biss.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 001.
  • John Lanchbery

    'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin', from Tales of Beatrix Potter

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: John Lanchbery.
    • Tales of Beatrix Potter.
    • EMI.
    • 002.
  • Johannes Ockeghem

    Deo Gratias

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Königskinder Concert Overture

    Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
    • Humperdinck: Fairy-Tale Music: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Chaconne (Les Indes galantes)

    Orchestra: La Chapelle Royale. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Italian Symphony final mvt Salterello

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.


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