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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Mudlarked Bellarmine Bottles, Walton’s Henry V, Nicholas Crane

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music. Her guest is geographer, explorer and writer Nicholas Crane. Part of Along the River, Radio 3's week-long celebration of rivers.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

Part of Along the River, Radio 3's celebration of rivers as a source of inspiration for artists, writers and composers.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Time Traveller – a quirky slice of history. This week, mudlark Lara Maiklem shares the stories behind five discoveries she has made on the foreshore of the Thames.

1050 Cultural inspirations from this week's guest, the geographer, explorer and writer Nicholas Crane.

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

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Music Played

  • Joachim Raff

    Dance of the Dryads (Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 153, 'Im Walde')

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Francesco d'Avalos.
    • Raff: Symphony No.3.
    • ASV Digital.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Trio in G major, K 564 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips. Performer: Malin Broman. Performer: Jesper Svedberg. Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
    • Mozart: Piano Trios 2.
    • Naxos.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Cantate Domino canticum novum, SWV81

    Ensemble: Magnificat Baroque Ensemble. Director: Philip Cave.
    • LINN.
  • Improvisation

    Improvisation on Folias criollas

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI.
    • Altre Follie 1500-1750: Hesperion XXI/Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.
    • Brahms: Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • William Walton

    Overture 'The Globe' (Henry V)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • Walton: The Battle of Britain- Suite.
    • 1.
  • Hans Gál

    Cello Concerto, op.67 - 2nd mvt 'Andante'

    Performer: Antônio Meneses. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Cláudio Cruz.
    • Gal - Elgar: Cello Concertos.
    • Avie.
    • 2.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Presto in C major for string quartet

    Ensemble: Arditti Quartet.
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan

    Aesop's Feast, Op 39 No 12

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Alkan: Grande Sonate; Sonatine; Le Festin D'Esope.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Stephen Goss

    Evocación (Albéniz Concerto)

    Performer: Xuefei Yang. Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. Conductor: Eije Oue.
    • Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez: Xuefei Yang.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Träd

    Pass around the grog (sea shanty)

    Music Arranger: Thomas Guthrie. Ensemble: Barokksolistene.
    • RUBICON.
  • John Playford

    Wallom Green from The English Dancing Master 1651

    Music Arranger: Bjarte Eike. Ensemble: Barokksolistene.
    • RUBICON.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 92 in G major, 'Oxford' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Haydn: Symphonies Nos 92 and 93, 97-99.
    • LSO Live.
    • 4.
  • Max Reger

    Scherzo (Romantic Suite arr for ensemble)

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Lyon Opera Soloists.
    • Schoenberg: Kaiserwalzer and other Transcriptions: Soliste de l'Opera National d.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • William Walton

    Prelude, 'The Globe' (Henry V)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • Walton: The Battle of Britain- Suite.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances: March & Coranto (Gloriana Suite, Op 53a)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Benjamin Britten: Works for Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.
  • Anonymous

    Deo Gracias Anglia (Agincourt carol, 15th century English)

    Choir: Opus Anglicanum.
    • Green and Pleasant Land.
    • Opus Anglicanum.
    • 019.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Duel and Death of Hamlet (Hamlet Suite, Op 116a)

    Performer: Yuri Torchinsky. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Shostakovich: Film music vol.3: BBC Philharmonic/Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Chris Fitkin


    Ensemble: Piano Circus.
    • ARGO.
  • William Alwyn

    Bicycle Ride

    Performer: Mark Bebbington.
    • SOMM.
  • Gustav Holst

    First Dance (Beni Mora, Op.29`1))

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • NAXOS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Variations on a Rococo Theme

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Virgin.
  • George Frideric Handel

    These labours past (Jephtha)

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Robin Blaze. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Nicholas Kraemer.
    • Handel: Great Oratorio Duets.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Tobias Picker

    Old and Lost Rivers

    Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach. Orchestra: Houston Symphony.
    • Barber, Copland, Berstein, PIcker: American Music of the 20th Century.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 14.
  • John Ireland

    Amberley Wild Brooks

    Performer: John Lenehan.
    • Ireland: Piano Works 3: John Lenehan.
    • Naxos.
    • 15.
  • Traditional Danish

    Ribers No. 8

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Wood Works.
    • Dacapo.
    • 5.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Christus factus est 1884 version

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Bruckner: Mass in E minor/Motets: Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'/Prometheus/Egmont.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.


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