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Friday with Suzy Klein - Respighi's The Birds, railway spectacles, 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

  • Richard Wagner

    Das Liebesverbot (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Wagner: Tristan und Isolde/Overtures; Neeme Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Harpsichord Sonata in A Minor, K. 109 (transcribed for harp)

    Performer: Anaïs Gaudemard.
    • Anaïs Gaudemard: Solo - harmonia nova #6.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 2.
  • Lili Boulanger


    Performer: Kathryn Thomas. Performer: Richard Shaw.
    • Faure and his circle.
    • Deux-elles.
    • 13.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in D major, Wq 183 No 1

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Il cuccu (The Birds)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Andantino varie, D 823

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets; Steven Osbourne / Paul Lewis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Castor et Pollux (Overture)

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic Dance Op 64 no.1

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Grieg: Peer Gynt: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Orama.
    • Erato.
    • 10.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in alium

    Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Choir: Taverner Choir. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Improvisation No 1

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • Orchid Classics.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    My Homeland, Op 62

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: István Kertész.
    • Dvorak: The Symphonies: LSO, Istvan Kertesz.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Wood (Carnival of the Animals)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire. Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Tabea Zimmermann. Performer: Mischa Maisky. Performer: Georg Hörtnagel. Performer: Irena Grafenauer. Performer: Eduard Brunner. Performer: Edith Salmen-Weber. Performer: Markus Steckeler.
    • Saint-Saens: Carnaval des Animaux: Argerich/Frerie/Kremer.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Tutto Mozart!: Bryn Terfel/Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Louis-Claude Daquin

    Le coucou (Harpsichord Suite No 3 in E minor)

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • La Sophie: Sophie Yates.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Jayme Ovalle

    Azulao [Blue Bird]

    Performer: James Parker. Performer: Bryan Epperson. Performer: Maurizio Baccante. Performer: Roman Borys. Performer: Simon Fryer. Performer: David Hetherington. Performer: Roberta Jansen. Performer: Paul Widner. Performer: Thomas Wiebe. Performer: Winona Zelenka. Music Arranger: Peter Tiefenbach. Author: Manuel Bandeira. Singer: Isabel Bayrakdarian.
    • CBC.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, 'La Follia'

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Pachelbel/Bach/Handel/Vivaldi: Musica Antiqua Koln.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 7.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane, Op.50 arr McFerrin for voice and orchestra.

    Singer: Bobby McFerrin. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Konzertstück No 2 in D minor, Op 114

    Performer: Victoria Soames. Performer: Roger Heaton. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • Heinrich Baermann - Works by Mendelssohn, Weber and Baermann.
    • Clarinet Classics.
    • 12.
  • John Adams

    The Chairman Dances

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Melancholia (Cantus Arcticus, Op.61)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Miah Persson. Singer: Christine Rice. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Tutto Mozart!: Bryn Terfel/Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestrator: Gordon Jacob.
    • Made in Britain: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • Traditional Catalan

    Song of the Birds (El Cant del Ocells)

    Music Arranger: Pau Casals. Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Ensemble: Cellos of the City of Birmingham Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Marosszek

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • DECCA.


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