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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein - Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto, Maxine Peake, Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar

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.

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

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    The Great Lover (No.1 of Three Dance Episodes from 'On the Town')

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Adagio (from Oboe Concerto in D Minor)

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Music Arranger: John Harle. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Balcombe.
    • Decca.
  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

    String Quartet in E minor (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Archaeus Quartet.
    • Lorelt.
  • Matthew Locke

    Music for The Tempest

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Ensemble: Innsbruck Trumpet Consort. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • TELDEC.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in G major, BWV592

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • DG.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ebony Concerto

    Performer: Alain Damiens. Ensemble: Ensemble intercontemporain. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Berg: Chamber Concerto.
    • Deutsche Grammophone.
    • 8.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne No.4 in E flat, Op.36

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • HYPERION.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ode to St Cecilia: The Soft Complaining Flute

    Performer: Richard Adeney. Performer: Julian Bream. Singer: Heather Harper. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • BBC Legends.
  • Benjamin Britten

    War Requiem: Dies Irae

    Singer: Heather Harper. Singer: Philip Langridge. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Michael Torke

    Javelin

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Summon the heros: Boston Pops Orchestra/Williams.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Traditional Indian

    Swara Kākali

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • Menuhin Meets Shankar.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Aaron Copland

    Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (with Piano and Harp)

    Performer: Martin Frost. Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra. Director: Richard Tognetti.
    • Dances to a Black Pipe.
    • BIS.
    • 1-2.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Lonely Town, pas de deux (3 Dance Episodes from 'On the Town')

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto no.1 in D, K.412

    Performer: Dennis Brain. Performer: Martin Roscoe. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • EMI.
  • Dmitro Bortnyansky

    Sacred Concerto No 27, 'I cried unto God'

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • The Powers of Heaven, Orthodox Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 9.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Variations for brass band

    Performer: Williams Fairey Band. Conductor: Bryan Hurdley.
    • Brass from the Masters, Vol. 1: Williams Fairey Band/Hurdley.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance No 2 in F major, Op 50

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 etc.: Lupu, LPO, De Waart.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in G major, 'Burlesque de Quixotte'

    Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90. Conductor: Simon Standage.
    • Telemann: Burlesque De Quixotte: Collegium Musicum 90/Standage.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Times Square 1944 (No.3 of Three Dance episodes from 'On the town')

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.

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