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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Sally Phillips, Gershwin's Catfish Row, Kierkegaard's sock puppetry

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music. With guest, actress and comedian Sally Phillips.

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

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

1010 Time Traveller – a quirky slice of history.

1050 Cultural inspirations from actress and comedian Sally Phillips.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Abu Hassan (Overture)

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Weber Overtures.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata: Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, BWV.149

    Singer: Peter Harvey. Ensemble: Gaechchinger Cantorey. Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann.
    • Accentus.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Paris Quartet No 1 in G major, TWV 43:G1

    Performer: Barthold Kuijken. Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken. Performer: Wieland Kuijken. Performer: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • SONY.
  • Louis Vierne

    Pieces de fantaisie - suite no. 3 Op.54 for organ: Carillon de Westminster

    Performer: Olivier Latry.
    • NAÏVE.
  • George Gershwin

    Catfish Row (Porgy and Bess Suite)

    Orchestra: Anima Eterna. Conductor: Jos van Immerseel.
    • Alpha Classics.
  • Sally Beamish

    Seavaigers (Haven)

    Performer: Chris Stout. Performer: Catriona McKay. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • McKay Stout Music.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid'

    Performer: Eckart Runge. Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
  • Richard Strauss

    Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Orfeo.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G minor, Kk.30 'Cat's Fugue'

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • BIS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op 17 No 4

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein.
    • Artur Rubinstein: The Chopin Collection.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Emily Howard


    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
    • NMC.
    • NMC.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington

    A Tone Parallel to Harlem

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • American Music.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 304.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in E flat major, Op 71 No 3 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op 71: Takacs Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Closing Waltz; Grand Finale)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (5th mvt)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Performer: Thomas Zehetmair. Performer: Tabea Zimmermann. Performer: Richard Duven. Performer: Peter Riegelbauer.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet: Alfred Brendel.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Quatre motets sur des themes Gregoriens, Op.10

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Director: Timothy Brown.
    • French Choral Music.
    • 7.
  • Dana Suesse

    Concerto in Three Rhythms (1st mvt)

    Performer: Michael Gurt. Music Arranger: Ferde Grofé. Orchestra: Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Rosenberg.
    • Jazz Nocturne.
    • Naxos.
    • 007.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du bist die Ruh

    Performer: Gerold Huber. Singer: Christian Gerhaher.
    • RCA.
  • John Adams

    The Chairman Dances

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
    • John Adams: The Chairman Dances: San Francisco SO, Edo de Waart.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in D major Op.3`6

    Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • Sony.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite for Variety Orchestra (Waltz 2)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA 433 702-2.
    • DECCA 433 702-2.
    • 13.


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