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Monday with Suzy Klein - John Foulds' April - England, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Martha Lane Fox

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus guest Martha Lane Fox.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starter marks the first day of April with John Foulds's sparklingly cinematic tone poem April-England. Other musical highlights today include the Romance from Chopin's 1st Piano Concerto, arranged for chamber ensemble and played on period instruments, and Strauss's rambunctious Horn Concerto No.1.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music. Today, Kate Romano on the 'first' Last Night of the Proms, presided over by Malcolm Sargent.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the entrepreneur, philanthropist and Chancellor of the Open University, Martha Lane Fox.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture, Op 96

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un jardin clair

    Performer: Emile Naoumoff.
    • Naxos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Linn.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor: 2nd mvt - Romance

    Performer: David Lively. Performer: Thomas de Pierrefeu. Ensemble: Quatuor Cambini-Paris.
    • Chopin: Concertos for Piano & String Quintet.
    • Aparté.
    • 105.
  • John Foulds

    April - England

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Foulds - Orchestral Works.
    • Warner Apex.
    • 4.
  • John Dowland

    Come heavy sleep

    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Performer: Thomas Dunford.
    • The Art of Melancholy.
    • Hyperion.
    • 19.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Turco in Italia (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude no. 2 for piano

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Deustche Grammophon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Double Concerto for violin and cello (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Orchestra: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
  • Our Classical Century: The 'first' Last Night of the Proms

  • Henry Wood

    Fantasia on British Sea Songs

    Music Arranger: Malcolm Sargent. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

    Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Choir: Hallé.
    • English Landscapes.
    • HALLE.
    • 4.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Zaïs (Entr'acte)

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • APARTE.
  • John Ireland

    April (Two Pieces)

    Performer: Daniel Adni.
    • EMI.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Varen (Last Spring), Op.34, no.2

    Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Tognetti.
    • BIS.
  • Vernon Duke

    April in Paris (Walk a Little Faster)

    Music Arranger: Danny Troob. Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Orchestra: Unnamed orchestra. Conductor: Eric Stern.
    • Dawn Upshaw sings Vernon Duke.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 10.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Classical Masterpieces: English Chamber Orchestra/James Judd.
    • Novalis.
    • 5.
  • Martha Lane-Fox on her love of Cyd Charisse

  • Arthur Schwarz

    The Band Wagon : The Girl Hunt Ballet

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Adolph Deutsch.
    • CBS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in G major, Op 79

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Philips.
  • Richard Strauss

    Cacilie (4 Songs Op.27)

    Singer: Lise Davidsen. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Strauss

    Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 11

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
    • EMI.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Armida al campo d'Egitto (Sinfonia)

    Orchestra: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Antonio Vivaldi, Armida al campo d'Egitto; Concerto Italiano.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • Toshio Hosokawa

    Lullaby of Itsuki (Japanese Folk Songs)

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Christian Rivet.
    • DG.
  • Percy Grainger

    Green Bushes

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • The Grainger Edition, Vol.1 - Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - Act 1 Finale (conclusion)

    Orchestra: MusicAeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Sony.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Spring Fairy (Cinderella)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.


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