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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - New Year, New Music: James MacMillan, Jennifer Pike, Prokofiev's Arrival of the Guests

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Suzy Klein's guest is violinist Jennifer Pike.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 As part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music that they love.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, violinist Jennifer Pike.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture for Wind Instruments, Op.24

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Gran jota aragonesa

    Performer: Emmanuel Rossfelder.
    • Carnets de voyage.
    • MIRARE.
    • 4.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)

    Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Schubert: Symphony No 8, Rosamunde, Zauberharfe.
    • Teldec.
    • 3.
  • Judith Weir


    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Arrival of the Guests (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor for 2 cellos, RV 531

    Performer: Christophe Coin. Performer: Paolo Beschi. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Vivaldi: 'Il Proteo'.
    • Teldec.
    • 7.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Noriko Ogawa.
    • Debussy: Suite Bergamasque; Pour le Piano etc..
    • BIS.
    • 11.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade for string quartet

    Ensemble: New Zealand Quartet.
    • Berg: String Quartet/Lyric Suite: New Zealand String Quartet.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony in D minor, 'Youth'

    Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Stabat Mater

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 28 No 15, 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • BIS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water music suite in D

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Handel: Water Music: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/McGegan.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 16.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Mlada (Procession of the Nobles)

    Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra.
    • Pops a la Russe: Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    March Past of the Kitchen Utensils (The Wasps)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Brindisi (La traviata)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Roberto Alagna. Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Verdi per due.
    • 19.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Roses from the South, Op 388

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Linos Ensemble. Performer: Ryoko Morooka.
    • Capriccio.
  • Mieczyslaw Karlowicz


    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Peter Limonov.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Spring Song

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DG.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Flute Sonata

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • BIS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No 2 in G major, Op 18 (Scherzo)

    Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet.
    • RCA.
  • John Dowland

    In darkness let me dwell

    Performer: Thomas Dunford. Singer: Iestyn Davies.
  • Joseph Haydn

    L'Isola disabitata (Overture)

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Haydn: Operas, Vol.2: Antal Dorati.
    • Philips.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sinfonia, 'Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' (Solomon)

    Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Pachelbel/Handel/Vivaldi/Gluck: Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.


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