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Monday with Suzy Klein - Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Duke Ellington's Harlem, Anoushka Shankar

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein with guest Anoushka Shankar.

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 sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar


    Performer: John Ogdon.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV.99 'Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan': III. Erschuttre dich nur nicht

    Singer: Wolfram Lattke. Orchestra: Sächsisches Barockorchester. Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz.
    • Accentus.
  • Johann Strauss II

    On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op.314

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • SONY.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Ambache Chamber Ensemble.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Peter and the Wolf, Op 67 (extract)

    Narrator: Lina Prokofiev. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in G major, Op 18 No 2 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Beethoven - The Complete String Quartets Vol. 1.
    • Zig Zag Territories.
    • 3.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No 1

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6-9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 1 in D major, K 412

    Performer: David Jolley. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Variazioni a più strumenti obbligati

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals (Aquarium)

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Philips.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Cunning Little Vixen: excerpt from Act I

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic. Singer: Lucia Popp. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Singer: Dalibor Jedlička. Singer: Eva Randová.
    • Decca.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Fugue)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia and Fugue and C minor, BWV 562

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • J. S. Bach: Great Organ Works: Peter Hurford.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • John Ireland

    A London Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    E Susanna non vien... Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA.
  • Franz Liszt

    Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139 (Harmonies)

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • Transcendental.
    • 11.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring (conclusion)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Aaron Copland

    Saturday Night Waltz - 4 Dance Episodes from 'Rodeo'

    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Aaron Copland.
    • Chandos.
    • 020.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in A flat major, D 899 No 4

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Violin Concerto No 2 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Joanna Kurkowicz. Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lukasz Borowicz.
    • Chandos.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Evening Prayer (Hänsel und Gretel)

    Singer: Rebecca Evans. Singer: Jennifer Larmore. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Choir: New London Children's Chorus.
    • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: New London Children's Choir/Philharmonia/Mackerr.
    • Chandos.


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