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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Nicholas Crane, Mudlarked Garnets

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

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon à 10, S.137

    Performer: London Symphony Brass. Conductor: Eric Crees.
    • Gabrieli: Music for Brass Vol. 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Uppsala Rhapsody, Op. 24

    Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Alfvén: Symphony No. 3 in E Major, Uppsala Rhapsody & The Mountain King Suite.
    • CPO.
    • 9.
  • Edward Elgar

    Speak, music, Op 41 No 2

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Alice Coote.
    • The Power of Love, An English Songbook: Alice Coote/Graham Johnson.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ricercar a 6 (A Musical Offering, BWV.1079)

    Ensemble: Sonnerie.
    • Bach: Musical Offering.
    • 9.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Rachmaninoff: The Bells & Symphonic Dances.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 6.
  • Trad.

    Oy que los Cielos se alegran

    Conductor: Tiago Simas Freire. Ensemble: Capella Sanctæ Crucis.
    • Capella Sanctæ Crucis: Zuguambé - harmonia nova #3.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 117.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Spanish Dances: No.5, Playera

    Music Arranger: Paul Cassidy. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G Minor, Op.94

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Mario Venzago.
    • Sony.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 16 in C major, K 545 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Christian Blackshaw.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Fabrice Caietain

    La terre va les eaux boivant

    Conductor: Joël Suhubiette. Ensemble: Ensemble Jacques Moderne.
    • Au Long de la Loire.
    • Mirare.
    • 9.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G major for 2 mandolins, RV 532

    Performer: Giovanni Scaramuzzino. Performer: Sonia Maurer. Orchestra: Europa Galante. Director: Fabio Biondi.
    • Vivaldi: Concert Per Mandolini: Europa Galante, Gabio Biondi.
    • Virgin Veritas.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsodie in E flat major, Op 119 No 4

    Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • Haydn, Brahms, Lachenmann, Schubert: Lars Vogt.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 479 5524.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O nata lux (Lux aeterna)

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Lux.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the Bumblebee (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture and Suites from the Operas: Scottish National Orch/Jar.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Johann Paul von Westhoff

    Violin Sonata No 3, 'Imitazione delle campane'

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances (Nos 2-6)

    Performer: Martin Frost. Music Arranger: Jonas Dominique. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Martin Frost: Roots.
    • Sony.
    • 10-14.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b

    Orchestra: Berlin Staatskapelle. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72: Barenboim.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 12.
  • Sulpitia Cesis

    Cantate Domino

    Ensemble: Capella Artemisia. Director: Candace Smith.
    • Tactus.
  • Max Bruch

    Concerto for Clarinet & Viola in E Minor, Op. 88: III. Allegro molto

    Performer: Dimitri Ashkenazy. Performer: Anton Kholodenko. Orchestra: Royal Baltic Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Mats Liljefors.
    • Weber & Bruch: Works for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra.
    • Paladino Music.
    • 503.
  • Sir James MacMillan


    Ensemble: Emperor Quartet.
    • BIS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Estampes (Pagodes)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • Stephen Hough

    Valse énigmatique No 1

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Geoffrey Toye

    The Haunted Ballroom

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson.
    • NAXOS.
  • Gabriel Pierné

    Scherzo-Caprice in D major, Op 25

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • CHANDOS.


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