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Tuesday with Suzy Klein - Nessun dorma, Lily Cole, Old London Bridge

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein, with guest, the actress and model Lily Cole.

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, the actress and model Lily Cole.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light (Birthday Ode for Queen Anne)

    Performer: David Blackadder. Singer: Robin Blaze. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Coronation Anthems: Choir of King's College, Cleobury.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 16.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Impromptu No.3 in A flat, Op.34

    Performer: Jean‐Philippe Collard.
    • BRILLIANT.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Pushkin Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 120 No 2

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Prokofiev - various works.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 8.
  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid (Waltz)

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter": finale

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 (Live).
    • PENTATONE.
    • 08.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Nessun dorma (Turandot)

    Singer: Johan Botha. Orchestra: Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien. Conductor: Paolo Carignani.
    • Opera Arias: Johan Botha/Vienna RSO/Carignani.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
    • 10.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major, Op 87 No 13

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Shostakovich The Preludes & Fugues Alexander Melnikov Piano.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no.5 'Reformation' - 2nd mvt 'Allegro vivace'

    Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies 1-5.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 6.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Cunning Little Vixen Suite (2nd mvt)

    Orchestrator: Václav Talich. Music Arranger: Václav Smetáček. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Janacek: Various.
    • Chandos.
    • 3-4.
  • Franz Schubert

    Trio for piano and strings in B flat major D.898; 2nd movement; Andante un poco

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in G major, RV 435

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Tognetti.
    • EMI.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Sleep (Five Elizabethan Songs)

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Bryn Terfel.
    • Bryn Terfel: Silent Noon - English Songs.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (opening chorus)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • J.S. Bach, Cantatas Vol 12: Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 19.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Don Juan: Dance of the spectres and the furies

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Matinée de Provence

    Choir: Choeur de Paris-Sorbonne. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris-Sorbonne. Conductor: Jacques Grimbert. Singer: Brigitte Desnoues.
    • Prix de Rome Cantatas.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 10.
  • John Cage

    Sonata No.5 for prepared piano

    Performer: David Greilsammer.
    • naive.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Souvenir d'une nuit d'été à Madrid

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Trois pièces brèves

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • Francaix: Wind Quintet No. 1 / Milaud: La Cheminee du roi Rene.
    • Bis.
    • 1.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    La Fille du regiment: "Ah, mes amis"

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Singer: Eric Garrett. Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Orchestra: Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • DECCA.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Romeo og Juliet, Op 18

    Performer: Melina Mandozzi. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Svendsen: Orchestral Works Vol. 1: Thorsen / BPO / Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon in D major

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Music Arranger: Gabriela Montero.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies, John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 8.
  • Thomas Dunhill

    The Cloths of Heaven, op.30 no.3

    Singer: Janet Baker. Performer: Martin Isepp.
    • HERITAGE.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1&2 Zimerman/Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Ozawa.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 6.

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