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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein - Gabriela Montero, Alfven's Shepherd's Girl Dance, BBC Young Musician

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

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Age of Gold, Op. 22 (Introduction)

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in C major, K.373

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Sir James MacMillan.
    • DG.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Suite pour piano

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • DECCA.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Festive Polonaise

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • Naxos.
  • Franz Schubert


    Conductor: Jan Schumacher. Choir: Camerata Musica Limburg.
    • Elysium: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 5.
    • Genuin.
    • 2.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    The Mountain King, Op 37 (Shepherd Girl's Dance)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sibelius: Finlandia; Valse Triste; Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar; Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6.
  • Ola Gjeilo

    Ubi Caritas

    Performer: Ola Gjeilo. Choir: VOCES8.
    • DECCA.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No 7 in D minor (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Lev Markiz. Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
    • Mendelssohn: The Complete String Symphonies: Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Lev Ma.
    • Bis.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D 940

    Performer: Radu Lupu. Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Decca 478 8772.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 14 in E flat major K. 449 for piano and orchestra (3rd movement)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
  • Edward Elgar

    Concerto in E minor Op. 85 for cello and orchestra (1st movement)

    Performer: Caroline Dale. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Concerto in C minor Op. 31 for clarinet and string orchestra (3rd movement)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
  • Gordon Jacob

    Trombone Concerto (first movement)

    Performer: Michael Hext. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    'Après un rêve', No. 1 from 3 Mélodies, Op. 7

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Warren‐Green.
    • The Royal Wedding: The Official Album.
    • Decca.
    • 22.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Sinfonia à 8 in A minor, ZWV 189 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Gottfried von der Goltz.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon per sonar a 4

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • DECCA.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes, No 3)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • Hector Berlioz

    L'enfance du Christ (L'adieu des bergers)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ: Sir Colin Davis, LSO, Tenebrae Choir.
    • LSO Live.
  • Peter Ludwig Hertel

    Clog Dance (La fille mal gardée)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Lanchbery.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon in D major

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Music Arranger: Gabriela Montero.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    The Padstow Lifeboat

    Ensemble: Dallas Winds.
    • Arnold for Band: Dallas Wind Symphony.
    • Reference Recordings.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Alzira (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters' (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Smetana Quartet.
    • Smetana Quartet plays Janacek and Dvorak.
    • Testament.
    • 9-12.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 5524.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Frozen River Flows

    Performer: Roman Mints. Performer: Raimondas Sviackevičius. Performer: Donatas Bagurskas.
    • Dobrinka Tabakova - String Paths.
    • ECM New Series.
    • 005.
  • Aaron Copland

    Street in a Frontier Town & Mexican Dance (Billy the Kid)

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Copland: Grohg & Billy the Kid.
    • Naxos.
    • 202.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Fantasia a 6, MB.48.31

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • Gibbons: Sonsorts for Viols: Phantasm.
    • Avie.
    • 4.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 2.


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