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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein - Handel's Rodelinda, Gabriela Montero, Peter Maxwell Davies

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, pianist Gabriela Montero.

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 pianist and improviser, Gabriela Montero.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in C major, Op 10 No 1

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Chopin: Etudes Op.10 & Op.25: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Preludes nos. 1 - 3

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Music Arranger: Gidon Kremer.
    • Accentus.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Brindisi (La traviata)

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Alfredo Kraus. Orchestra: Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Choir: Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
    • Verdi: La traviata: Zubin Mehta.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Libby Larsen

    Deep Summer Music

    Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • KOCH.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in G minor, BWV915

    Performer: Zuzana Růžičková.
    • WARNER.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dove sei, amato bene (Rodelinda)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Handel: Ombra mai fu: Andreas Scholl/Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 16.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple Symphony (Boisterous Bourrée)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev/Bizet/Britten: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Triple Concerto in C major, Op 56

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Claude Debussy

    Valse romantique

    Music Arranger: Lily Laskine. Performer: Catrin Finch.
    • The Harpist: Catrin Finch.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    6 Studies for piano (Op.52), no.6; Etude en forme de valse

    Performer: Cécile Ousset.
    • EMI.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Eight Songs for a Mad King, 1. The Sentry

    Singer: Julius Eastman. Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • UNICORN-KANCHANA.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Eight Songs for a Mad King

    Singer: Julius Eastman. Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • UNICORN-KANCHANA.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Worldes Blis

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • NAXOS.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Eight Songs for a Mad King, 8. The Review

    Singer: Julius Eastman. Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • UNICORN-KANCHANA.
  • Jean Françaix

    Quartet for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon

    Ensemble: Bergen Wind Quintet.
    • Francaix: Chamber Music for Winds: Bergen Wind Quintet.
    • Bis.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nisi Dominus, RV 608

    Performer: Paul Dyer. Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Director: Paul Dyer.
    • Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus; Motets.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Sopra l'acqua indormenzada (Venezia)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Souvenirs de Venise.
    • Helios.
    • 13.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    La Barcheta (Venezia)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • Souvenirs De Venise.
    • Helios.
    • 13.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in G flat major, Op 10 No 5, 'Black Key'

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • SONY.
  • Arturo Márquez

    Danzón No 2

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C sharp, BWV 848

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • DECCA.
  • George Gershwin

    Girl Crazy (Overture)

    Music Arranger: Don Rose. Orchestra: Aalborg Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Wayne Marshall.
    • Gershwin: Works for piano and orchestra: Aalborg Symphony/Marshall.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Miserere

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Max Bruch

    Concerto for two pianos, Op 88a (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Mendelsson/Bruch: Concertos for 2 pianos & Orchestra: Katia & Marielle Labeque/B.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in D major, K.155

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Asturias (Suite española)

    Performer: John Williams.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.

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