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Monday with Suzy Klein - Judge Rinder, Maxwell Davies' Orkney Wedding and Sunrise, Wassail

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Presented by Suzy Klein with guest Robert Rinder.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. To usher in the new year in great party spirit, this morning's starter is Peter Maxwell Davies's joyous and often raucous musical description of An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise, complete with bagpiper finale. Also today, Dohnanyi's brilliant Variations on a Nursery Theme - namely, Twinkle, twinkle little star.

1010 Time Traveller – a quirky slice of history. Kate Romano on wassailing.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, Robert "Judge" Rinder.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Strauss II

    Thunder and Lightning, Op 324

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • TELDEC.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 5 in F major, Op 24, 'Spring' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for piano & violin: Faust, Melnikov.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Peter Philips

    Gaude Maria virgo

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • In a Strange Land.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 105.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat major, Op 26

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia.
    • Chandos.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

    Performer: George McIlwham. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Maxwell Davies: Symphony No.6.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major, K 595 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos 20, K466 & 27, K595; Mitsuko Uchida, The Cleveland Orche.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Suffolk Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Été; Poule (Souvenirs de Munich)

    Performer: Pierre Barbizet. Performer: Jean Hubeau.
    • Chabrier: L'Oeuvre Pour Piano: Pierre Barbizet, Jean Hubeau.
    • Erato.
    • 4-5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F Major D. 803: 4th mvt: Theme & Variations

    • Schubert: Oktett.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 104.
  • Time Traveller: Kate Romano goes Wassailing

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Finch' han dal vino (Don Giovanni)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Singer: Hermann Prey. Conductor: Otmar Suitner.
    • W. A. Mozart Opera Arias.
    • Berlin Classics.
    • 6.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Trad.

    Holey Ha'Penny / The Tyne Bridge Hornpipe

    Music Arranger: Kathryn Tickell. Ensemble: Kathryn Tickell Band.
    • The Kathryn Tickell Band.
    • Black Crow.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Augustin Dumay. Performer: Maria João Pires. Performer: Jian Wang.
    • Brahms: Piano Trios: Dumay/Pires/Wang.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Rob Rinder on being inspired by Shelley's Ozymandias

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Quatuor pour la fin du temps - 8th mvt: Louange a l'immortalite de Jesus

    Performer: Matthew Schellhorn. Performer: James Clark.
    • Messiaen, O.: Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps / Fantaisie / Le Merle Noir.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 208.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 290

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4: Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5-8.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Flourish with Fireworks

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • DG.
  • John Wilbye

    Adew sweet Amarillis

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Madrigals.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Variations on a Nursery Song, Op 25

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.


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