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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein - Tarrega's Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Britten's Owen Wingrave

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

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers)

    Music Arranger: Nicolas Economou. Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nicolas Economou.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Otto Nicolai

    The Merry Wives of Windsor (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Kaleidoscope: An Orchestral Extravaganza: Mackerras, LSO.
    • Mercury.
    • 2.
  • Gottfried Finger

    A Ground in D Minor

    Ensemble: La Cetra Barockorchester Basel. Conductor: Maurice Steger.
    • Mr Handel's Dinner.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 118.
  • Tielman Susato

    Suite from Danserye arr Steele-Perkins

    Music Arranger: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • The Guitar: Milos Karadaglic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • John Ireland

    Sarnia: No. 2, In a May Morning (Arr. for String Orchestra)

    Composer: Graham Parlett. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan. Conductor: David Curtis.
    • Ireland: Music for String Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 301.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio in One Movement in B flat major, D.28: Allegro

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • HYPERION.
  • Mélanie Bonis

    Suite en forme de valses

    Orchestra: Bucharest Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Benoît Fromanger.
    • Chant de Linos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 arr for marimba (Courante)

    Music Arranger: O Duo. Performer: O Duo.
    • Champs Hill.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • The Guitar: Milos Karadaglic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • John Ireland

    Sea Fever

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Jonathan Lemalu.
    • EMI.
  • Frederick Keel

    Trade Winds

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Jonathan Lemalu.
    • Songs by Brahms, Faure, Finzi and Schubert.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Owen Wingrave, Act II There was a boy

    Singer: Peter Pears. Choir: Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Owen Wingrave, Act I At last it's out

    Singer: Benjamin Luxon. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Owen Wingrave, Act I Your sherry, Mrs Coyle

    Singer: Heather Harper. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Nigel Douglas.
    • DECCA.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Owen Wingrave, Act II Now save your scornful looks

    Singer: Benjamin Luxon. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • DECCA.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No 4 in A major 'Italian' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies nos 1 & 4: Bergen Philharmonic Orch/Litton.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    Una Limosna por el amor de Dios

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • Milos Karadaglic: Latino.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 20.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Farewell to Stromness

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
    • An Orkney Wedding.
    • LINN.
    • 8.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto Andaluz (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Los Romeros. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, 'American' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Skampa Quartet.
    • Dvorak, Brahms: String Quartets: Skampa Quartet.
    • Supraphon.
    • 4.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major, H I 105

    Performer: Jonathan Kelly. Performer: Stefan Schweigert. Performer: Tōru Yasunaga. Performer: Georg Faust. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Souvenirs de voyage

    Orchestra: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hermann Gershwin Waxman Copland.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nisi Dominus, RV608: IV. Cum dederit delectis suis somnum

    Performer: Marnix Dorrestein. Singer: Nora Fischer.
    • DG.
  • Arnold Bax

    Winter Legends (3rd & 4th mvts)

    Performer: Ashley Wass. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Bax: Winter Legends: Ashley Wass, Bournemouth SO, James Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in B flat major, Op 130 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • DECCA.
  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

    The Wreckers (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • EMI.

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