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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Louis XIV and the fig leaves, Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave Op.31, Lily Cole

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

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia de L'Olimpiade, RV 725

    Ensemble: Orfeo 55. Director: Nathalie Stutzmann.
    • Vivaldi: Prima Donna.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15-17.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 2. Un bal (Transcribed for Piano Duet by Jean-Fra

    Performer: Jean‐François Heisser. Performer: Marie‐Josèphe Jude.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 2.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Introduction, Theme and Variations for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Orchestra: Philharmonia Zürich. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • A Night at the Opera: Sabine Meyer.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Michel Farinel

    Faronell's Division on a Ground (1684)

    Music Arranger: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Altre Follie 1500-1750: Hesperion XXI/Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Marche Slave, Op. 31

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • ORFEO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia in D minor, K.397

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Mozart: Piano Sonatas/Fantasies: Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Buss und Reu (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

    Singer: Marie‐Claude Chappuis. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Bach: Matthaus-Passion.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzón cubano

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Aaron Copland: The World of Aaron Copland.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Passacaglia in G Minor (after G.F. Handel's Keyboard Suite No. 7)

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott.
    • Duo Sessions.
    • Orfeo.
    • 1.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Gaîté parisienne (Overture)

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Michel‐Richard de Lalande

    Chaconne (Concert pour les fêtes sur le canal de Versailles)

    Orchestra: Canon Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jean‐François Paillard.
    • Erato.
  • Marin Marais

    Muzettes I-II (Pièces de violes, Book 3)

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Performer: Pierre Hantaï. Performer: Rolf Lislevand.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Max Bruch

    Romance in F major for viola and orchestra, Op 85

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ständchen, D 920

    Performer: Philip Mayers. Choir: RIAS Chamber Choir. Director: Marcus Creed.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 5 in G minor orch Schmeling

    Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: István Bogár.
    • Brahms: Hungarian Dances: Budapest Symphony Orchestra/Bogar.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer

    La Marche des Scythe (Pièces de clavecin, 1746)

    Performer: Skip Sempé.
    • A French Collection, Pieces de Clavecin: Skip Sempe.
    • Paradizo.
    • 17.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Dance of Nymphs and Reapers (The Tempest, Op 1)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Turkish March (Rondo alla Turca from Piano sonata no.11)

    Music Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Stokowski Encores.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Serge Revzani

    Jamais je ne t'ai dit que je t'aimerai toujours (Pierrot Le Fou)

    Singer: Jeanne Moreau.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber


    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Teldec.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O felix anima

    Choir: Anonymous 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture 'Leonore' no.3, Op.72b

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Waft her, Angels (Jephtha)

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • Handel Arias - Padmore / The English Concert / Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 017.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Schubert: Impromptus, Op. 90 & 142; Murray Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Alexander Borodin

    In the steppes of central Asia

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin: Neeme Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Sextet, Op. 48: IV. Finale. Tema con variazioni

    Performer: Veronika Hagen. Performer: Gary Hoffman. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: String Quintet, Op. 97 & String Sextet, Op. 48.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 4.


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