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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Nicholas Crane, Mudlarked Roman Pottery, Schubert's Trout Quintet

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

  • Jacques Ibert

    6 Pieces for harp: Matin sur l'eau

    Performer: Kyunghee Kim-Sutre.
    • La Harpe Consolatrice.
    • Hortus.
    • 1.
  • Mauro Guiliani

    Andante in C/Tales of the Riverbank

    Composer: Steve Hackett. Performer: Steve Hackett.
    • Camino.
  • Ernest John Moeran

    Prelude for Cello & Piano

    Performer: Gerald Peregrine. Performer: Antony Ingham.
    • Folk Tales.
    • Naxos.
    • 701.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Fair Melusina, Op 32

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mendelssohn Overturen London Symphony Orchestra Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • François Couperin

    Les Nations - La Françoise: Gigue; Chaconne ou Passacaille

    Ensemble: Florilegium.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Performer: Corina Belcea-Fisher. Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Performer: Alasdair Tait. Performer: Corin Long.
    • Ades: Piano Quintet & Schubert: Piano Quintet.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig August Lebrun

    Oboe Concerto No 2 in G minor (3rd)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: Potsdam Chamber Academy.
    • Lost and Found.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Enrique Granados

    Los requiebros (Goyescas)

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Granados: Goyescas: Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Singer: Huguette Tourangeau. Singer: Joan Sutherland. Singer: Sherrill Milnes. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Verdi: Rigoletto.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Performer: Corina Belcea-Fisher. Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Performer: Alasdair Tait. Performer: Corin Long.
    • Ades: Piano Quintet & Schubert: Piano Quintet.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Beatus vir

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Conductor: Robert Hollingworth.
    • DECCA.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A London symphony (Symphony no.2), 3rd movement; Scherzo - nocturne

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Vaughan Williams: London Symphony/Oboe Concerto: Halle/Elder.
    • Halle.
    • 3.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Mazurek in E minor, Op 49, arr. for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.
    • Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Romance; Mazurek; Humoresque.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774

    Performer: Geoffrey Parsons. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
    • Schubert: Lieder: Barbara Bonney: Geoffrey Parsons.
    • Teldec.
    • 11.
  • Claude Debussy

    Poissons d'or (Images, Set 2)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete Works for Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Singer: Thomas Quasthoff. Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Von Otter/Quasthoff/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Nick Kenny

    Gone Fishin'

    Composer: Charles Kenny. Singer: Bing Crosby. Singer: Louis Armstrong.
    • 20 Golden Greats.
    • MCA.
    • 9.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Symphony No 1 in D major (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Ensemble: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Gounod/Bizet: Symphony no.1/L'Arlesienne: St Paul Chamber Orch/Hogwood.
    • Decca.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Clear and gentle stream (Seven Part Songs, Op 17)

    Music Arranger: Harvey Brough. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Salve Regina Hob 23b:1 in E major

    Singer: Nancy Argenta. Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete): COE, Berglund.
    • Ondine.
    • 1-4.
  • Derek Bourgeois

    Serenade, Op 22

    Ensemble: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Michael Antrobus.
    • Chandos.
  • Tarquinio Merula

    Ciaccona

    Orchestra: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Via Crucis; L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 14.
  • Philip Glass

    Aguas da Amazonia: No. 4, Amazon River

    Ensemble: Third Coast Percussion.
    • Paddle to the Sea.
    • Cedille.
    • CDR 90000.
    • 21.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Allegro for Clarinet and String Quartet in B Flat Major

    Orchestrator: Robert Levin. Performer: Martin Fröst. Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Boris Brovtsyn. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Torleif Thedéen.
    • Mozart - Clarinet Concerto; Kegelstatt Trio - Martin Fröst.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in D flat major, Op 70 No 3

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Chopin: Waltzes: Tharaud.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Gustav Holst

    Walt Whitman Overture, Op 7

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Holst: Cotswolds Symphony.
    • Naxos.

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