Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Jennifer Pike, Shostakovich's Waltz from Dance of the Dolls, New Year, New Music: Edmund Finnis

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

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    January: By the Fireside (The Seasons)

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    La finta giardiniera (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden

    Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • In Praise of Woman.
    • HELIOS.
    • 017.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Polonaise in E flat major

    Orchestra: Pražský komorní orchestr. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Lyrical Waltz (Dances of the Dolls)

    Orchestrator: Tamás Batiashvili. Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Echoes of Time: Lisa Batiashvili/Symphonieorchester des Beyerischen Rundfunks.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in D major, TWV 55 D18 (Ouverture)

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Telemann: Orchestral Suites.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sicilienne, Op 78

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Mariko Anraku.
    • Beau Soir, French and Japanese melodies: Pahud/Anraku.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in F minor, D 935 No 4

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman.
    • Schubert: Impromptus D899 & D935: Krystian Zimerman.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Josef Suk

    Fantastic Scherzo

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Suk: Fantastic Scherzo, A Summers Tale: Czech PO, Mackerras.
    • Decca.
  • Edmund Finnis


    Performer: Daniel Pioro.
    • Bedroom Community.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Onyx.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony for wind instruments No 1 in E flat major (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • J.C. Bach: Wind Symphonies: Consortium Classicum.
    • MDG.
    • 1.
  • Geoffrey Toye

    The Haunted Ballroom

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson.
    • NAXOS.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Guaracha: Aye que me abrazo

    Choir: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E major, op.116 no.4

    Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 1.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Henry Mancini

    The Pink Panther Theme

    Orchestra: Mancini Pops Orchestra.
    • RCA.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Silken Ladder: Overture

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Kerry Andrew

    Apples, Plums, Cherries

    Choir: Juice Vocal Ensemble.
    • Snow Queens.
    • Resonus Classics.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Danse sacrée et danse profane

    Performer: Lisa Wellbaum. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Ravel: Sheherazade / Tombeau / Pavane; Debussy: Danses / Ballades de Villon.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in G major, H XV 25, 'Gypsy' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios Nos. 24-27: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips Classics.
    • 006.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 2.
  • Max Reger

    Piano Concerto in F minor Op 114 2nd mvt: Largo con gran espressione

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Entry March of the Boyars

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Halvorsen: Orchestral Works, Vol.1: Thorsen, Bergen PO, Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
  • William Byrd

    Fantasia no. 1 in F major for consort a 6

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • Byrd: Consort Music.
    • LINN.
    • 10.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3: Waltz sequence)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • R.Strauss: Rosenkavalier Waltzes, Burleske: Thibaudet/Blomstedt.
    • Decca.
    • 4.


Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.