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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Allmayer, Judge Rinder

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

  • Ernest John Moeran

    Serenade in G major - Galop

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Moeran: Cello Concerto, Serenade, Lonely Waters: Johnston, Ulster Orchestra, Fal.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio in B flat major, K 411

    Performer: Eric Hoeprich. Performer: Guy Van Waas. Performer: Carlos Riera. Performer: Alf Horberg. Performer: Lisa Klevit-Ziegler.
    • Philips.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (no.2 of Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Smetana/Dvorak/Brahms/Borodin: Chicago SO/Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Bazzini

    Dies Irae (from Messa per Rossini)

    Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

    Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Band. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53, 'Eroica'

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Polonaises: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Overture No 1 in E minor, Op 23

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • CPO.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Toccata (Organ Symphony No 5 in F minor)

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Widor/Vierne: Symphony no.5/Carillon de Westminster: Simon Preston.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Suite in D major (Tafelmusik)

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Nonet in E flat major, Op.38 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • Farrenc: Nonet & Clarinet Trio.
    • DIVOX.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sextet for 2 horns and string quartet, Op 81b

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • ASV GOLD.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ebony Concerto

    Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Ensemble. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • SONY.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in C minor, D 703, 'Quartettsatz'

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Schubert: String Quintet D956 etc: Takacs Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Max Bruch

    Kol Nidrei

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Hyperion.
  • Christopher Tye

    Miserere mei Deus

    Choir: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. Director: Bill Ives.
    • Tye: Latin And English Church Music.
    • 11.
  • Leos Janáček

    Mladi (Youth)

    Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Wind Soloists.
    • ASV.
  • Sir George Dyson

    Corde natus (Concerto da chiesa)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Naxos.
  • George Gershwin


    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Chõro No 1 for guitar

    Performer: Carlos Bonell.
    • The Private Collection: Carlos Bonell.
    • Upbeat Classics.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.


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