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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Sony Walkman, Piazzolla's Libertango, Gabriela Montero

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, the 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

  • Luciano Berio

    Quattro versioni originale della ritirata notturna di Madrid di Luigi Boccherini

    Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sheep may safely graze arr for piano

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • Gabriela Montero - Bach and Beyond.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs)

    Music Arranger: Safri Duo. Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Sam Walton.
    • 'Striking a Balance'.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Benedetto Marcello

    Arianna abbandonata, S. 98: No. 5, Che dolce foco in petto

    Ensemble: Collegium 1704. Conductor: Václav Luks.
    • Il giardino dei sospiri.
    • 7.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring Suite (7th section)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Copland Orchestral Works 1 - Ballets.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.
  • Astor Piazzolla


    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Néstor Marconi. Performer: Antonio Agri. Performer: Horacio Malvicino. Performer: Leonardo Marconi. Music Arranger: Jorge Calandrelli. Singer: Héctor Console.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Dies Natalis (The Salutation)

    Performer: Amy Dickson. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concerto in D minor for violin, piano and strings (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Richard Tognetti. Performer: Polina Leschenko. Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Petite suite

    Ensemble: Katia Labèque.
    • The Debussy Album.
    • Philips.
    • 4-7.
  • Rokia Traoré


    Singer: Rokia Traoré.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony no.5 in B flat major, D.485 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 and 8.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Convidando está la noche

    Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • New World Symphonies - Baroque Music from L:atin America: Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey S.
    • Hyperion.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Ma vlast)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • LSO.
  • Carlos Gardel

    Por una cabeza

    Ensemble: Carlos Gardel and his Orchestra.
  • Kurt Weill

    Youkali Tango

    Performer: The Armadillo String Quartet.
    • A and M.
  • Agustín Magaldi


    Singer: Agustín Magaldi.
    • Chispazos de Tradición.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No 2 in A major, Op 16 (5th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1&2: LSO/Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Zbigniew Preisner

    Tu Viendras - from The Double Life Of Veronique OST

    Orchestra: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antoni Wit. Choir: Chór Filharmonii Śląskiej.
    • SID.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Soren Nils Eichberg

    Symphony no.3 - mvts 7-8

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Robert Spano.
    • Da Capo.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Tango (The Bolt)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Onyx.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in D major, op.23 no.4

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 5.
  • Nicola Matteis

    Ground after the Scotch humour

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Jonathan Cohen. Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout. Performer: Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen. Performer: Stefan Rath. Performer: Stefan Maass.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • Antonio Valente

    Gagliarda napolitana

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Air, A Baroque Journey: Daniel Hope.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 18.
  • Jean‐Marie Leclair


    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Lorenza Borrani. Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 20.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March (The Love for Three Oranges)

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk. Music Arranger: Peter Limonov.
    • Onyx.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 1 in B flat major for keyboard, BWV 825 (Allemande)

    Performer: James Rhodes.
    • James Rhodes: Five.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 2.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

    Performer: Robert Jordan. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
    • Peter Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding With Sunrise and other works.
    • LINN.
    • 9.
  • Amy Beach

    Je demande à l'oiseau, Op 51 No 4

    Performer: Martin Dubé. Singer: Hélène Guilmette.
    • Analalekta AN29141.
    • 10.


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