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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Mudlarked Pins, Wagner’s Parsifal, 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

  • Hubert Parry

    14 Choral preludes - set 2 for organ, no.1; Croft's 136th

    Performer: George Castle.
    • Rise Heart, Romantic English choral works: Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir.
    • Regent.
  • John Metcalf

    In time of daffodils

    Singer: Jeremy Huw Williams. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.
    • John Metcalf - In Time of Daffodils.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major, K 485

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Enrique Granados

    Goyescas (conclusion)

    Singer: Nancy Fabiola Herrera. Singer: Gustavo Peña. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Josep Pons.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Flourish for wind band

    Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal (Act 1 Prelude)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Clara Schumann

    Andante espressivo in D major, Op 15 No 3 (Pièces fugitives)

    Performer: Hélène Boschi.
    • Clara Schumann Piano Works.
    • 008.
  • Christopher Tye

    Miserere mei Deus

    Performer: Richard Pinel. Choir: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. Director: Bill Ives.
    • Tye: Latin And English Church Music.
    • 11.
  • Pauline Hall

    Julius Caesar Suite

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Christian Eggen.
    • Norway in Music: Pauline Hall.
    • Simax.
    • 005-008.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Trio in E flat major Op.40 for horn, violin & piano: 1st mvt; Andante - poco piu animato

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich. Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: David Guerrier.
    • Martha Argerich & Friends Live From The Lugano Festival 2016.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Osvaldo Golijov

    Last Round

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
    • Joanna MacGregor: Live in Buenos Aires.
    • Warner Classics and Jazz.
    • 12.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur (Overture)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Purcell: Instrumental Musik: Freiburger Barockorchester.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 14.
  • Arthur Bliss

    A Colour Symphony (2nd mvt, Red)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Bliss A Colour Symphony (A)/ Adam Zero.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka No. 34 in C major, Op. 56 No. 2

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Alberto Zedda.
    • Prokofiev/Debussy/Milhaud: Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Zedda.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Alpine Symphony, Op 64 (On the summit)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Strauss, Eine Alpensinfonie: LSO.
    • LSO Live.
    • 12.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV 98, 'La tempesta di mare'

    Performer: Michael Schneider. Ensemble: Camerata Köln.
    • Vivaldi: Flute Concertos Op. X: Camerata Koln, Schneider, Kaiser.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Giunse alfin il momento (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Music Arranger: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Singer: Danielle de Niese. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Mozart Album: Danielle de Niese.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: André Previn. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in B flat major, K 458, 'Hunt' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Heutling Quartet.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 11.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in G minor, Op. 6 No. 6

    Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy. Conductor: Bernard Labadie.
    • Dorian.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A D.951 'Grand Rondeau'

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • DG.


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