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Friday with Suzy Klein - Parry's Jerusalem, Lenny Henry

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. Today, Kate Romano explores the 1922 Leeds Festival, which saw the premiere both of Elgar's orchestration of Parry's Jerusalem and of Holst's Ode to Death.

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.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 92 in G major, 'Oxford' (4th mvt)

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Haydn - Symphonies Nos. 91 & 92: Rene Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 8.
  • Claude Debussy

    Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140: III. Finale. Très animé

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Debussy: Les Trois Sonates, The Late Works.
    • 3.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concert piece no. 2 in D minor Op.114

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1

    Performer: Charles Owen.
    • AVIE.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Air)

    Ensemble: Philharmonische Virtuosen Berlin.
    • Grieg: Holberg Suite/Tchaikovsky: Serenade: Philharmonische Virtuosen Berlin.
    • Teldec.
    • 8.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Kyrie (Mass in G major)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Figure Humaine: Choral Works by Francis Poulenc.
    • Signum.
    • 1.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Fountains of Rome

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • DG.
  • George Gershwin

    Little jazz bird arr Bennett

    Performer: Richard Rodney Bennett. Music Arranger: Richard Rodney Bennett.
    • Gershwin/Kern etc: That certain feeling: Richard Rodney Bennett.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B flat major for 2 violins, RV 526

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • Vivaldi: Gods, Emperors and Angels.
    • Avie.
    • 13-15.
  • Hubert Parry


    Orchestrator: Edward Elgar. Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Choir: Waynflete Singers. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
    • ARGO : 430-836-2.
    • ARGO.
    • 12.
  • Gustav Holst

    Ode to Death

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Hubert Parry


    Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • TELDEC.
  • Anon.

    The Willow Song

    Performer: Desmond Dupré. Singer: Alfred Deller.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Ludwig Minkus

    Pas de deux (from Don Quixote)

    Orchestra: Sofia National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Boris Spassov.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    3 Pieces in Olden Style

    Orchestra: Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Agnieszka Duczmal.
    • CONIFER.
  • Jean Françaix

    Sonatine for trumpet and piano

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • BIS.
  • Jerome Kern

    Ol' Man River

    Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein. Singer: Paul Robeson. Orchestra: Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra.
    • The Grand: Music From The Major Television Drama Series.
    • 12.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise, Op 83

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Virgin.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Gentle Morpheus (Alceste)

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Orchestra: Early Opera Company. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • Handel:Alceste: Soloists / Early Opera Compnay / Curnyn.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Orientale from 5 Novelettes, Op 15 No 2

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • Les Vendredis.
    • Simax.
    • 12.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les Biches - suite: Adagietto

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ólafur Arnalds

    Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C minor

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • MERCURY.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Overture for orchestra

    Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv Produktion.


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