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Thursday with Suzy Klein - New Year, New Music: Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Jennifer Pike

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, the violinist Jennifer Pike.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (Overture)

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Bach: Works for Orchestra: The English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 8.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Entbietung (from Lieder Op.7)

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw. Singer: Barbara Hannigan.
    • ALPHA.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Irmelin Rose (from Lieder Op.7)

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw. Singer: Barbara Hannigan.
    • ALPHA.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Serenade in F Major, Op. 31: I. Overtura

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 34 & Serenade in F Major, Op. 31 (Liv.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 5.
  • Marin Marais

    La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Tous Les Matins Du Monde: Bande Originale du Film, Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    O radiant dawn (Strathclyde Motets)

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • MacMillan/Allegri: Queen of Heaven: The Sixteen.
    • Coro.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 12 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • Beethoven, The Complete Sonatas For Violin And Piano: Capucon, Braley.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 10.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa Fantasie, Op 89

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Jón Leifs

    Icelandic Folk Dances, Op. 11 - No. 4

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Bis.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen (Entr'actes 2 and 3)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • NAIVE.
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir


    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ch'io mi scordi di te?, K.505

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Performer: Jos van Immerseel. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia Suite orch Arbos (Triana)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Albeniz: Argerich, Barenboim.
    • ELATUS.
    • 7.
  • Claude Debussy

    La cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.1: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • William Byrd

    The Bells

    Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • SONY.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebesträume (No 3 in A flat major)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • Decca.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of New York. Conductor: Salvatore Di Vittorio.
    • Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Padre Antonio Soler


    Performer: Andreas Staier.
    • TELDEC.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Freischütz (Overture)

    Conductor: Marek Janowski. Orchestra: German Symphony Orchestra Berlin.
    • Weber: Der Freischutz: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Janowski.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Agnus Dei I & II

    Choir: Tallis Scholars.
    • Gimell.
  • Teresa Carreño

    Intermezzo scherzoso, Op 34

    Performer: Alexandra Oehler.
    • Teresa Carreno: Klavierwerke (Piano works).
    • 009.
  • Steve Martland


    Ensemble: The Steve Martland Band.
    • BLACK BOX.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Preludio sinfonico for orchestra

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Warner Classics.


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