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Monday with Suzy Klein - March from Vaughan Williams' Sea Songs, the founding of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Faulks

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Suzy Klein's guest is novelist Sebastian Faulks.

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 - 100 pieces celebrating 100 key moments in classical music in the last century.

1050 Suzy’s guest this week is the novelist, journalist and broadcaster Sebastian Faulks, who’ll be talking about the people, places and ideas that mean the most to him.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giovanni Battista Grillo

    Sonata primo à 7 (Venice, 1618)

    Performer: Gary Cooper. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.
    • Giovanni Battista Grillo, complete instrumental music & selected motets.
    • SFZ.
    • 3.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Montagues and Capulets (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Imperial Music Choir. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • Prokofiev: Cinderella/Romeo & Juliet: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Temir.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra K373

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Mozart Anniversary Orchestra.
    • CACBC.
  • François Couperin

    Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L'Impériale: I. Sonade

    Conductor: Christophe Rousset. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques.
    • Couperin: Les Nations.
    • Aparté.
    • 120.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Sea Songs (March)

    Ensemble: Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Conductor: Wing Commander Eric Banks.
    • EMI.
  • Adolf Schulz-Evler

    Arabesques on themes from the waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    No, di voi non vo' fidarmi, HWV 189

    Performer: Alessandro Palmeri. Performer: Pietro Prosser. Performer: Marco Facchin. Performer: Claudio Astronio. Singer: Gemma Bertagnolli. Singer: Susanne Rydén.
    • Handel - Italian Duets.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 12.
  • Sir Hamilton Harty

    An Irish symphony - 3rd movement; In the Antrim Hills [Lento]

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Sea Songs (March)

    Ensemble: Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Conductor: Wing Commander Eric Banks.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Piano Trio in E flat major, Op 12 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Hummel: Piano Trios: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Arturo Toscanini.
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wild Bears (Wand of Youth suite No 2, Op 1b)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Richard Wagner

    Flying Dutchman - overture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • David Bedford

    Symphony No 1 (Presto)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Bedford.
    • NMC.
    • 4.
  • Padre Antonio Soler


    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Los Pajaros Perdidos: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 19.
  • Gordon Langford

    Rhapsody on Sea Shanties

    Ensemble: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Roy Newsome.
    • Morning Cloud: Black Dyke Mills Band/Newsome/Heath.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Edward Elgar

    Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto/Sea Pictures: Du Pre/Baker/LSO/Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Nikolai Sokoloff

    Polka (Les Vendredis)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • Les Vendredis.
    • Simax.
    • 2.
  • Herbert Howells

    King David

    Singer: Christine Rice. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • Handel; Brahms; Wolf; Duparc; Howells.
    • EMI.
    • 26.
  • Edward Elgar

    In the South 'Alassio'

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cantique de Jean Racine

    Choir: Accentus. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey. Ensemble: Orchestre national de France.
    • Naive.
  • Scott Joplin

    Solace (Mexican Serenade)

    Performer: Joshua Rifkin.
    • EMI.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Songs of the sea (Op.91), no.1; Drake's drum

    Singer: Gerald Finley. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: David Oistrakh. Performer: Igor Oistrakh. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Eugene Goossens.
    • DG.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    4 Scottish Dances (Nos. 3 & 4)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Malcolm Arnold: English, Irish, Scottish & Cornish Dances: LPO/Arnold.
    • Lyrita.
    • 15.


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