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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Vril Power, Judge Rinder, New Year Carol arranged by Britten

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.

1010 Time Traveller – a quirky slice of history.

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

  • William Boyce

    Overture No 12 in G major

    Orchestra: Cantilena. Conductor: Adrian Shepherd.
    • Boyce: Overtures and Concerti Grossi.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Ferenc Farkas

    Flute Sonatina: I. Allegro non troppo

    Performer: András Adorján. Performer: Balázs Szokolay.
    • Farkas: Chamber Music, Vol. 3 – Works with Flute.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 101.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Tsar's Bride (Overture)

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Russian Overtures.
    • DG.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Beethoven: Violin concerto/Romances: Mutter/New York Philharmonic/Masur.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A New Year Carol

    Performer: Stephen Westrop. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Britten: The Choral Works, Volume III.
    • Collins.
    • 11.
  • Enrique Granados

    Valses poéticos

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Notturno in F major, H II 26

    Performer: Matthias Loibner. Performer: Thierrry Nouat. Ensemble: Ensemble Baroque de Limoges. Director: Christophe Coin.
    • LABORIE.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Scherzo

    Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Puccini: Discoveries: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi/Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A New Year Carol

    Performer: Stephen Westrop. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Britten: The Choral Works, Volume III.
    • Collins.
    • 11.
  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Les Caractères de la danse

    Orchestra: Harmony of Nations. Director: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • Les Caractères de la danse.
    • Raumklang.
    • 013.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Day the Earth Stood Still - Prelude

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • 20th Century Fox.
  • Kalevi Aho

    Frostwinter (Winter Frost) from Theremin Concerto - 8 Seasons

    Performer: Carolina Eyck. Orchestra: Lapin kamariorkesteri. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • Bis.
  • Thomas Morley

    Doe you not know? arr. for brass ensemble

    Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • CBS.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Le boeuf sur le toit

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Herbert Howells

    Here is the little door (Three Carol-anthems)

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Nativitas, A celebration of peace: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
    • 22.
  • Frank Bridge

    Sir Roger de Coverley

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
    • Bridge: Orchestral Works: The Collector's Edition.
    • Chandos.
  • Philip Glass

    Violin Concerto No 2, 'The American Four Seasons' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica.
    • DG.
  • Trad.

    Ojos Azules

    Ensemble: Inti‐Illimani.
    • Canto De Pueblos Andinos.
    • L'escargot.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dances, Op 35

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • Grieg/Svendsen: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-4.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Song of the Fir Tree - a Swedish Impression

    Performer: Philip Dyson.
    • Billy Mayerl: The Nimble Fingered Gentleman: Philip Dyson.
    • ASV.
    • 16.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wind Sextet in E flat major, Op 71 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Gerard Reuter. Performer: Marc Schachman. Performer: Charles Neidich. Performer: Ayako Oshima. Performer: Dennis Godburn. Performer: Michael O'Donovan. Performer: William Purvis. Performer: Stewart Rose. Ensemble: Mozzafiato. Conductor: Charles Neidich.
    • Beethoven: Chamber music for wind instruments: Mozzafiato/Neidich.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    L'Adorazione dei Magi (Trittico Botticelliano)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15.
  • Trad.

    The Wassail Song / All through the Night

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Edgar Meyer. Performer: Chris Thile.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Singet dem Herrn - alles, was Odem hat ( Cantata no.190)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
  • Hector Berlioz

    3 Pieces from The Damnation of Faust, Op.24

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • WARNER.

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