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Friday with Suzy Klein - Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2, Judge Rinder, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

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

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Overture on Hebrew themes, Op.34a arr. for orchestra

    Orchestra: I Musici de Montréal. Conductor: Yuli Turovsky.
    • Music on Hebrew Themes: I Musici de Montreal/Turovsky.
    • Chandos.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'Isle joyeuse, L. 106

    Performer: Véronique Bonnecaze.
    • Véronique Bonnecaze: Debussy.
    • Paraty.
    • 2.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Tous les matins du monde: Original soundtrack.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 1.
  • Sally Beamish

    The Wise Maid

    Performer: Robert Irvine.
    • BIS.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Introduction and Dance of Nymphs (Spartacus Suite No 1)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Khachaturian: Spartacus; Gayaneh.
    • Onyx.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Quintet No 2 in A major, Op 81 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Stefan Vladar. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: Quatuor op.96 "Americain": Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.2 in C major, Hob.I:2

    Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • NIMBUS.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Ave regina caelorum à 8

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Palestrina - Volume 4. The Sixteen/Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 10.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • RCA.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No 1 transc for piano

    Performer: Van Cliburn.
    • Chopin,Liszt: Piano Works.
    • RCA.
  • Louis Vierne

    March of the Three Kings for organ

    Performer: Philip Brunelle.
    • Serenade for a Christmas Night.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 15.
  • Peter Cornelius

    Weihnachtslieder, Op. 8: No. 3. Die Konige [Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar]

    Ensemble: Schwerin Blechblaser-Collegium. Director: Hans-Joachim Drechsler.
    • Great Joy - Große Freude, Vol.2.
    • Hänssler.
    • 21.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Scherzo in C minor (F. A. E. Sonata)

    Music Arranger: Julian Bliss. Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Christopher Glynn.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Somerset Rhapsody, Op 21 No 2

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Igor Uryash. Ensemble: St. Petersburg String Quartet.
    • Shostakovich: String Quartet no.1, Piano Trio no.2, Piano Quintet: Igor Uryash.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Humoresque, Op 101 No 7

    Performer: Radoslav Kvapil.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Marcia Crayford. Performer: Roger Chase. Performer: Christopher van Kampen. Performer: Rodney Slatford. Performer: Ian Brown. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet/The Shepherd on the Rock; Nash Ensemble.
    • I.M.P..
    • 3.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Homage March (Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite)

    Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sibelius: Finlandia; Valse Triste; Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar; Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Age of Gold, Op. 22 (Introduction)

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DG.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Silenzio nocivo

    Ensemble: Orlando di Lasso Ensemble.
    • Thorofon.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op 79

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Michael Torke


    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Summon the heros: Boston Pops Orchestra/Williams.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Dowland

    La Mia Barbara

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Debussy/Ravel: Works For Piano And Orchestra.
    • chandos.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest, HWV 258

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Simon Preston.
    • Handel: Coronation Anthems: Choir of Westminster Abbey/English Concert/Pinnock/P.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 1.
  • Helen Hopekirk

    Romance in A minor

    Performer: Gary Steigerwalt.
    • Hopekirk: Piano Music.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Consecration of the House, Op 124 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: Overturen - Weiner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 4.


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