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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Nicole Farhi, Schubert's To be sung on the water, Barber's Adagio

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein, with guest, the fashion designer and sculptor Nicole Farhi

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the fashion designer and sculptor Nicole Farhi.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Grant Still


    Performer: Marcus Eley. Performer: Lucerne DeSa.
    • But Not Forgotten: Music by African-American Composers for clarinet and piano.
    • 10.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Concerto pour violoncelle No. 6 en ré majeur, G. 479: I. Allegro

    Performer: Ophélie Gaillard. Orchestra: Pulcinella Orchestra.
    • Boccherini: Cello Concertos, Stabat Mater & Quintet.
    • Aparté.
    • 101.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    The Gallant Weaver

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 3 No 5

    Orchestra: Combattimento. Director: Jan Willem de Vriend.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774

    Singer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • Schubert: Lieder.
    • EMI.
    • 014.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.
    • Lso Live.
    • 104.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro

    Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin.
    • Ravel/Debussy: Sonata/Pavane/Chansons de Bilitis: Ensemble Wien-Berlin/Deneuve.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Henri Duparc

    Extase for voice and piano

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Kate Royal.
    • A Lesson in Love: Kate Royal/Malcolm Martineau.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 20.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major, Op.50 No.6 (The Frog); Finale. Allegro con spirito

    Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin


    Performer: Nicola Sweeney. Performer: Sarah Nicolls.
    • Kats-Chernin: Ragtime and Blue.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 13.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio for Strings

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in F major, Op 46 No 4

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances etc.: RPO/Detroit SO/Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563: I. Allegro

    Ensemble: Kreisler Trio Wien.
    • Mozart: Divertimento, K. 563 & Horn Quintet, K. 407.
    • Paladino Music.
    • 101.
  • Francis Poulenc


    Performer: André Previn.
    • Great Pianists of the 20th Century.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 7.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Sea Hawk (Main titles; The Hanging Man; Happy Sailing; End titles)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Choir: Manchester Chamber Choir. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen (Act 4: Symphony)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Antje Weithaas. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Gunilla Süssmann.
    • AVI Music.
  • Bill Evans

    Peace Piece

    Performer: Bill Evans.
    • Everybody Digs Bill Evans.
    • Riverside.
    • 7.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3: Waltz sequence)

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

    Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, Op 73, 'Emperor' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Beethoven: Piano Concertos No 5: Perahia/Haitink.
    • CBS.
    • 2.


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