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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Shostakovich’s 'Leningrad' Symphony, Ben Schott

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Suzy Klein's guest is the writer Ben Schott.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today, Tchaikovsky's great ballet music for his romantic tragedy Swan Lake. Plus, one of Mozart's effortlessly sunny horn concertos, and part of Berlioz's colossal Te Deum.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music. Kate Molleson on Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the photographer, writer and “miscellanist”, Ben Schott.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection to the slow movement of Elgar's Violin Sonata.

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Refresh your day with a great selection of classical music, picked by listeners.