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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein - Oliver Knussen, Bartok's Hungarian Sketches, Maxine Peake

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

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture & Rossignol (Overture (Suite) In G Major Twv.55:G2 "La Bizarre")

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • A Telemann Companion.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 19.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Quartet movement in A minor for piano and strings

    Ensemble: Skride Piano Quartet.
    • ORFEO.
  • Enrique Granados

    El fandango de candil (Fandango by candlelight), from Goyescas Bk 1

    Performer: Xiayin Wang.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    O clap your hands together

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Sketches for orchestra

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Concerto in G major, K 313 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Marie‐Pierre Langlamet. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart Flute Concertos Concerto For Flute And Harp.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Bastian Chilese

    Canzon in echo à 8

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Battaglie and Lamenti: 1600-1660 Monteverdi, Peri, Fontei, Strozzi.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 5.
  • Steve Reich

    Clapping Music

    Performer: Steve Reich. Performer: Colin Currie.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Rossini: 10 Overtures - Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, K 420

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • ERATO.
    • 8.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Symphony No 1

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Symphony No 3

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
  • John Wilbye

    The Lady Orianna

    Performer: David Miller. Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Twelve Variations on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen', Op 66

    Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Beethoven: Cello Sonata etc: Muller-Schott/Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Háry János Suite, Op 35a

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite - Dances of Galanta...: BFO, Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 11.
  • Weronika Ratusińska

    Cello Concerto (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Tomasz Strahl. Orchestra: Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk.
    • Weronika Ratusinska: Works for Orchestra.
    • DUX.
    • 3.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moments musicaux, Op 16 (No 1 in B flat minor)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • DECCA.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in E flat major, Op 20 No 1 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 - Doric String Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor, Op 94

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • RPO.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Timor et tremor

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • The Earth Resounds: The Sixteen/Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Vagabond; Let beauty awake (Songs of Travel)

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Bryn Terfel.
    • Bryn Terfel - The Vagabond.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1-2.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Adagio celeste

    Orchestra: Belgium National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikko Franck.
    • Einojuhani Rautavaara 90th Anniversary Edition.
    • Ondine.
    • 1001.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331 (3rd mvt, 'Alla turca')

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Fur Elise, Piano Music by Beethoven, Chopin, etc.: Ashkenezy etc..
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for keyboard and 2 recorders No.6 in F major, BWV.1057

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Performer: Isabel Lehmann. Performer: Margret Goerner. Orchestra: Freiberg Baroque Orchestra.


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