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Friday with Suzy Klein - Jennifer Pike, New Year New Music: Gavin Bryars

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. Today, John Adams's 40th birthday present for his friend Simon Rattle - the raucous Lollapalooza. Other musical highlights this morning include two highly contrasting overtures: Beethoven's dramatic Egmont, and Malcolm Arnold's vacuum cleaner-driven A Grand, Grand Overture.

1010 As part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music that they love. Sarah Walker picks music by Gavin Bryars.

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

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection: the meltingly beautiful slow movement of Barber's violin concerto.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Wedding of Kije (Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op 60)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Prokofiev: 7 Symphonies/Lietenant Kije: Berliner Philharmopniker/Seiji Ozawa.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat major, K 282 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Night Club, 1960 (Histoire du Tango)

    Performer: Emmanuel Rossfelder. Performer: Victor Hugo Villena.
    • Carnets de voyage.
    • Mirare.
    • 112.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 3 No 6

    Performer: Aline Zylberajch. Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ERATO.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in A major, Op 118 No 2

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich.
    • Brahms: Rhapsodies; Waltzes; Piano Pieces.
    • Philips.
    • 020.
  • John Adams


    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • John Adams: Century Rolls / Lollapalooza / Slonimsky's Earbox.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 17.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Sextet in C minor, Op 40 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Éric Le Sage. Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • Winds & Piano.
    • Warner.
    • 5.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto In D Major - 1st mvt

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • LPO : 0094.
    • LPO.
    • 1.
  • Louis Couperin

    Tombeau de M. de Blancrocher

    Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • GLOBE.
  • New Year, New Music: Sarah Walker picks music by Gavin Bryars

  • Gavin Bryars

    Credo (A Worcester Ladymass)

    Choir: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM New Series.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor for cello and piano, Op 94

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Anna Polonsky.
    • Alisa Weilerstein - Dvorak.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Michael Torke

    Bright Blue Music

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Michael Torke - Ecstatic Orange etc..
    • Argo.
    • 005.
  • Franz Schubert

    Entr'acte in B flat major (Rosamunde)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Jennifer Pike on her love of the musical cartoons of Gerald Hoffnung

  • Malcolm Arnold

    A Grand, Grand Overture, Op 57

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Robertson.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in A flat major, Op 32 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Chopin: The Nocturnes: Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in F major, RV 293, 'Autumn'

    Orchestra: Europa Galante. Conductor: Fabio Biondi.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante.
    • Opus 111.
    • 7.
  • Richard Wagner

    Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Samuel Barber

    Violin Concerto, op.14 - 2nd mvt 'Andante'

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • DG.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Malambo (Estancia)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Ave virgo sanctissima

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Renaissance Music for Inner Peace.
    • 14.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No.1 in A flat - 4th mvt

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Elgar: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 204.


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