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Wednesday with Suzy Klein - Anoushka Shankar, Bach's Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion), Kathleen Ferrier

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

  • Pietro Locatelli

    Introduttione teatrale in D major, Op 4 No 1

    Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Locatelli: Introduttioni Teatrali - Chamber Music.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Violin Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Charlie Siem. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
    • Warner.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Gira il nemico, insidioso amore

    Ensemble: La Venexiana.
    • Glossa.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No 15 in A minor, Op 132 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Beethoven: Revelations, 3.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • Archiv.
  • Teresa Carreño

    Le printemps, Op 25

    Performer: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Teresa Carreno: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Nimbus.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 6 in D major, Op 60 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Naxos.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Sonata in G for bassoon and piano, Op 168

    Performer: Ursula Leveaux. Performer: Ian Brown.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Kontretanz in C

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Steven Osborne, Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich habe genug (Cantata No 82)

    Singer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Orchestra: Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. Conductor: Craig Smith.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem (Agnus Dei)

    Performer: Robert Bennesh. Music Arranger: David Hill. Choir: Yale Schola Cantorum. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Hyperion.
  • Leó Weiner

    Szekely Barndance ('Csurdongolo') - from Ket Tetel

    Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Christoph Koncz. Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Performer: Stephan Koncz. Performer: Ödön Rácz. Performer: Oszkár Ökrös. Performer: Predrag Tomic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Philip Glass

    Ragas in a minor scale (Passages)

    Composer: Ravi Shankar. Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble.
    • Private Records.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite

    Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra. Director: Richard Tognetti.
    • BIS.
  • Carlos de Seixas

    Harpsichord Concerto in A Major

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Orchestra: Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música.
    • À Portuguesa.
    • 10.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Toccata (Organ Symphony No 5 in F minor)

    Performer: Thomas Trotter.
    • Widor: Symphonie Gothique/Toccata: Thomas Trotter.
    • ARGO.
    • 12.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Für Alina

    Performer: Kuniko Kato. Music Arranger: Kuniko Kato.
    • LINN.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius, Op 38 (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Director: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Elgar Violin Concerto: Halle Orchestra, Elder.
    • Halle.
    • 5.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Franz Schubert

    Marche militaire No 1 in D major, D 733

    Performer: Maria João Pires. Performer: Hüseyin Sermet.
    • Schubert: Fantasie...: Pires, Sermet.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Jean-Pierre Guignon

    Les Sauvages, Op 8 No 1

    Performer: Johannes Pramsohler. Performer: Roldán Bernabé.
    • Sonatas for two violins.
    • Audax Records.
    • 8.


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