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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Pook's How Sweet the Moonlight, Sally Phillips, William Dunbar's Thistle

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

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Symphony No 1, 'A Night in the Tropics' (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Richard Rosenberg. Orchestra: Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra.
    • Gottschalk: Escenas Campestres Cubanas / Gran Overture / Symphonie Romantique No.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Richard Wagner

    Good Friday Music (Parsifal)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • TELDEC.
  • Leonid Desyatnikov

    Yiddish - no.5 Ikh vel shoyn mer nit ganvenen

    Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet. Singer: Hila Baggio.
    • The Yiddish Cabaret.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 14.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Improvisation on Vivaldi's Winter

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • EMI.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Ritual Fire Dance (El amor brujo)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
    • Music of Manuel De Falla: Simon Bolivar Symophony Orchestra, Mata, Senn.
    • Dorian.
    • 1.
  • Jocelyn Pook

    How sweet the moonlight (The Merchant of Venice)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Performer: Siobhán Armstrong. Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Ensemble: Baroque String Quartet.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage of Figaro (Overture)

    Orchestra: Musica Aeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Sony.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Akira Eguchi. Performer: Brinton Smith.
    • Canary Classics.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Verano Porteño (Summer) - from Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas

    Performer: Andrés Gabetta. Performer: Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi. Ensemble: Cappella Gabetta.
    • Sony.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in E major, Op 10 No 3

    Performer: Nelson Goerner.
    • Chopin, Polonaise-Fantasie: Nelson Goerner.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
    • 8.
  • Anonymous

    In a Glorious Garden Green (16th century)

    Choir: Opus Anglicanum.
    • The Garden.
    • Opus Anglicanum.
    • 029.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz of the Flowers arr Ellington (The Nutcracker)

    Music Arranger: Duke Ellington. Music Arranger: Billy Strayhorn. Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • The Nutcracker Suites.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 16.
  • Trad.

    The New Town of Edinburgh

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • Concerto Caledonia.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies, John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 6.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Moonlight)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Britten: Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra: Bergen P.O., Neeme Jarvi.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cum dederit dilectis (Nisi Dominus, RV 608)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Ensemble: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Dyer.
    • Decca.
  • Philip Glass

    Satyagraha - opera in 3 acts: Act ?; Evening song

    Singer: Douglas Perry. Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Keene.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Tambourin chinois, Op 3

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Paganini/Saraste/Kreisler/Wieniawski: Vengerov/Golan.
    • Teldec.
    • 8.
  • Spike Milligan

    Ying Tong Song

    Performer: The Goons.
    • Eclipse.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Alto giove (Polifemo)

    Performer: Jan Vogler. Orchestra: La Folia Barockorchester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
    • Sony.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fantaisie for piano and orchestra - 1st mvt

    Performer: Andrew von Oeyen. Orchestra: Prague Philharmonia. Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume.
    • Warner.
  • Michael Daugherty

    Route 66 (1998) for Orchestra

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Daugherty: Route 66, Ghost Ranch, Time Machine.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E flat major, Op 117 No 1

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Thomas Adès

    Arcadiana (O Albion)

    Ensemble: Calder Quartet.
    • The Twenty-Fifth Hour - The Chamber Music of Thomas Ades.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 13.
  • Nicola Conforto

    La festa cinese (Overture)

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • El Maestro - Farinelli.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 1.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Gloria (Missa Vidi speciosam)

    Performer: James OʼDonnell. Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Victoria: Missa Vidi Speciosam & Motets: The Choir of Westminster Cathedral/Davi.
    • Helios.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 5 (Op.82) in E flat major, 3rd movement; Allegro molto

    Performer: Paavo Järvi. Performer: Orchestre de Paris.
    • Sibelius: Symphonies 1-7.
    • RCA.
    • 7.

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