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International Women's Day with Suzy Klein - Rebecca Miller, Festival of Britain, Anoushka Shankar

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein, with guests Rebecca Miller and Anoushka Shankar.

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

0930 In a special edition for International Women's Day, conductor Rebecca Miller recommends a playlist of women composers.

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

  • Madeleine Dring

    Festival Scherzo for piano and strings

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble. Conductor: Robert Salter.
  • Marianna Martines

    Overture in C major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: La Floridiana.
    • deutsche harmonia mundi.
  • Clara Schumann

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

    Ensemble: Storioni Trio.
    • Ars Produktion.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita. Director: Daniela Dolci.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    Character Piece in E flat major

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Overture in E flat major, Op 24

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • CPO.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Proud Thames

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Andrea Tarrodi


    Orchestra: Västerås Sinfonietta. Conductor: Johannes Gustavsson.
  • Dorothy Howell

    Piano Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Danny Driver. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • The Romantic Piano Concerto 70 - Beach, Chaminade & Howell.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Amanda Röntgen-Maier

    6 Pieces for violin and piano (no.6)

    Performer: Cecilia Zilliacus. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Amanda Maier, Volume 2.
    • db Productions.
    • 12.
  • Henriëtte Bosmans

    Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra

    Performer: Jacques Zoon. Orchestra: Radio Kamerorkest. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
    • NM Special.
  • Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria

    Sinfonia from "Talestri, Regina delle Amazzoni" - Dramma per musica

    Ensemble: Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. Director: Tobias Schade.
    • DEWDR.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Ave Maria, O auctrix vite

    Ensemble: Ensemble for medieval music.
    • deutsche harmonia mundi.
  • Henriette Renié

    Danse des Lutins

    Performer: Judy Loman.
    • Harp Showpieces.
    • Naxos.
    • 009.
  • Teresa Carreño

    Un rêve en mer, Op 28

    Performer: Alexandra Oehler.
    • Teresa Carreno: Klavierwerke (Piano works).
    • 005.
  • Alice Mary Smith

    Symphony in A minor

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • CHANDOS.


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