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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein - Maxine Peake, Kyrie from Fleabag, Steve Reich's It's Gonna Rain

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, Maxine Peake.

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

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
Today we're starting with Isobel Waller-Bridge's iconic Kyrie theme from BBC Three's blockbuster Fleabag - if you loved that theme, what else might you like?

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the actress, Maxine Peake.
Today she picks a play that had a huge affect on her - Road by Jim Cartwright

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection - Today a special tribute to Earth Day

3 hours

Music Played

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major, K 29

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 5.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La forza del destino (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Verdi: Overtures and Preludes: Muti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Marin Marais

    Couplets de folies

    Performer: Lucie Horsch. Performer: Thomas Dunford.
    • Decca.
  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes (No 3, 'Sirènes')

    Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Isobel Waller-Bridge

    Kyrie - from Fleabag

    Choir: RSVP Singers.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K 467 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jonathan Biss. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos 21 & 22: Jonathan Bliss/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Battalia a 10

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Scherzi Musicali – Biber Schmelzer Walther.
    • DG.
    • 13.
  • Traditional Romanian

    Tiganeasca De La Pogoanele

    Music Arranger: She'Koyokh. Ensemble: She'Koyokh.
    • Riverboat.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Nocturne in B major, Op 40

    Conductor: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • NAXOS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Danksagung an den Bach, D 795 No 4 (Die schöne Müllerin)

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • Franz Schubert, Die Schone Mullerin: Padmore/Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    Sweet William

    Music Arranger: Alec Roth. Singer: Mark Padmore. Performer: Morgan Szymanski.
    • Sometime I Sing.
    • Signum.
    • 20.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Gesang der Jünglinge

    Performer: Karlheinz Stockhausen.
    • BnF Collection.
  • Luciano Berio

    Thema (Omaggio a Joyce)

    Singer: Cathy Berberian.
    • BVHAAST CD9109.
    • BVHAAST.
    • 1.
  • Steve Reich

    It's Gonna Rain

    Performer: Brother Walter. Performer: Steve Reich.
    • Steve Reich – Early Works.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • 4-5.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 'Classical'

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Geoffrey Burgon

    Nunc Dimittis - from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    Singer: Lesley Garrett.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Petite Messe Solennelle: Kyrie

    Performer: Wyneke Jordans. Performer: Loe van Doeselaar. Performer: Jos van Immerseel. Singer: Mireille Capelle. Singer: Catherine Patriasz. Singer: Joseph Cornwell. Singer: Jelle Draijer. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Director: Jos van Immerseel.
    • ACCENT.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Song of the Flea

    Singer: John Tomlinson. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: David Parry.
    • Great Operatic Arias.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Frederick Delius

    La Calinda

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • EMI.
  • Karl Jenkins

    Troika (Concerto for euphonium and brass band)

    Performer: Cory Band. Conductor: Robert Childs.
    • Moto Perpetuo - David Childs.
    • Doyen.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma mère l'oye

    Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Missa Congratulamini mihi - Gloria

    Choir: Cardinalls Musick. Conductor: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Fandango (4th mvt from Quintet No. 4 (G.448) in D major)

    Performer: Giangiacomo Pinardi. Ensemble: Europa Galante. Director: Fabio Biondi.
    • Boccherini: Quintets: Europa Galante.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 4.
  • John Luther Adams

    Become Ocean

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Become Ocean.
    • Cantaloupe Music.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' (4th mvt; Urlicht)

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • G. Mahler, Symphony no. 2 'Resurrection': Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Isobel Waller-Bridge

    Ivy - for strings

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Overture)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Vaughan Williams: Orchestral works including Symphony no.3, The Wasps Overture,.
    • HALLE.
    • 7.


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