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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Nicholas Crane, Strauss’s Aus Italien, Mudlarked Hindu Offerings

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

  • Francis Poulenc

    Rag-Mazurka (Les biches)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Paris 1920: Orchestre de PAris/Semyon Bychkov.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in E flat major, K 252 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart: The Wind Concertos: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in C Minor, BWV 826: Capriccio

    Performer: Robert Levin.
    • J.S. Bach: Six Partitas, BWV 825-830.
    • Le Palais des Dégustateurs.
    • 13.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Scherzo in D major, Op 16

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Quintet in D major (4th mvt)

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Richard Hosford. Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Marianne Thorsen. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams: the Early Chamber Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Richard Strauss

    Neapolitanisches Volksleben (Aus Italien Op.16)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Richard Strauss: Aus Italien, Four Songs: Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Knut Nystedt

    O Crux

    Choir: Norwegian Soloists Choir. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Légende, Op 17

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: Piers Lane. Music Arranger: August Wilhelmj.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Petite suite arr Busser

    Music Arranger: Henri Büsser. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • NAXOS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    "Fra l'ombre e gl'orrori" (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)

    Singer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Dance - Works for piano: Kathryn Stott.
    • Chandos.
    • 21.
  • Edward Elgar

    In the South

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • SONY.
  • George Fenton

    The Blue Planet Theme

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Choir: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. Conductor: George Fenton.
    • BBC.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Finale

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Introduction et polonaise brillante, Op 3

    Performer: Inon Barnatan. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein.
    • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water music - suite in D major HWV.349

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Director: Marc Minkowski.
    • NAIVE.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Giovanni Sgambati

    Piano Concerto in G minor: Romanza

    Performer: Francesco Caramiello. Orchestra: Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Fabrizio Ventura.
    • ASV.
  • Harold Arlen

    A Sleepin' Bee

    Singer: Sylvia McNair. Performer: David Finck. Performer: André Previn.
    • Philips.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Overture in E major

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.


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