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Friday with Suzy Klein - Disney's Fantasia, Nicole Farhi, Respighi's Spring from 3 Botticelli Pictures

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

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 6 in D major, 'Le matin' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Haydn: Symphonies no. 6-8@ Freiburger Barockorchester.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'isle joyeuse

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 20.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Pas de deux)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Ensemble: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • Advent Calendar.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 901.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 10: III. Allegro scherzando

    Performer: Vadym Kholodenko. Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Orchestra: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev: Piano Concertos No. 1, 3 & 4.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 3.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Spring (Three Botticelli Pictures)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Parce mihi Domine

    Performer: Jan Garbarek. Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op 11

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • Carl Nielsen: Complete piano music: Martin Roscoe.
    • Hyperion.
    • 20.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Song of Destiny

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Brahms: Symphony no. 1: Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Payare.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV. 565

    Music Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • Decca.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring [Part 2 The sacrifice]

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: Timothy Hugh. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Max Richter

    Spring 3 (Recomposed)

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Conductor: André de Ridder. Orchestra: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin.
    • DG.
  • Enrique Granados

    Quejas o la Maja y el Ruiseñor (Goyescas)

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Granados: Goyescas: Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Tango (The Bolt)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: Cheryomushki; The Bolt; etc.
    • Decca.
  • Amy Beach

    Serenade after Richard Strauss's Ständchen

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Guild.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pygmalion (Overture)

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • Rameau: Overtures: Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 13.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nicolas Economou.
    • DG.
  • Béla Bartók

    Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste 4th mvt: Allegro molto

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Georges Bizet

    Symphony No 1 in C major (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth. Orchestra: Les Siècles.
    • Bizet/Chabrier: Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth.
    • Mirare.
    • 3.
  • Giacomo Puccini


    Ensemble: Signum Quartet.
    • Signum Quartet: Quartet Movements.
    • Capriccio.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Valse-fantasie in B minor

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Ballets Russes: Russian Dances and Ballets.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Valse-Caprice No 1 in A major

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Namensfeier Overture, Op 115

    Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Overtures.
    • Arte Nova.
    • 1.


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