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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: The Lorax and the Loggers, Sally Phillips, Mozart's Letter Duet

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

  • Hector Berlioz

    Beatrice et Benedict: Overture

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • RCA.
  • William Byrd

    The Great Service (Venite)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 5.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia, Op 26

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • Sibelius: Symphony No.1, Karelia etc: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Saraste.
    • RCA.
    • 9.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (Arr. for Violin & Piano): IV.

    Performer: Ulf Wallin. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Brahms: Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1.
    • BIS.
    • 14.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sull' aria... Che soave zeffiretto (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Singer: Patrizia Ciofi. Singer: Véronique Gens. Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: René Jacobs.
  • Grace Williams

    Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
    • Welsh Classical Favourites: Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Penny.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 1.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Sonata No 4 in G minor (4th mvt, Allegro ma non troppo)

    Performer: Václav Luks. Ensemble: Collegium 1704.
    • Accent.
  • John Williams

    Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter)

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Fitzpatrick.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan' (2nd mvt, 'Blumine')

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mahler: Symphony no.1: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Violin Sonata in G minor

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Performer: Lambert Orkis.
    • The Berlin Recital: Anne-Sophie Mutter/Lambert Orkis.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Dave Brubeck

    Unsquare Dance

    Ensemble: The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
    • Columbia.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Smetana Quartet.
    • Smetana Quartet plays Janacek and Dvorak.
    • Testament.
    • 9-12.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)

    Performer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Singer: Anna Netrebko. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Russian Album.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 012.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    L'Adorazione dei Magi (Trittico Botticelliano)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15.
  • Jacques Ibert


    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • WARNER.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.25 in C major H.1.25

    Orchestra: Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Conductor: Patrick Gallois.
    • NAXOS.
  • Georgs Pelēcis

    Flowering Jasmine

    Performer: Andrei Pushkarev. Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica. Conductor: Gidon Kremer.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    L'Olimpiade (Sinfonia)

    Orchestra: L'Arte dell'Arco. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Vivaldi: Sinfonie: Avanti L'Opera E Concerti: La'rte Dell Arco: Hogwood.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4-7.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    La Lisonjera, Op 50

    Performer: Joanne Polk.
    • The Flatterer.
    • Steinway & Sons.
    • 1.
  • Alexander Borodin

    In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade etc..
    • PHILIPS.
    • 5.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    3 pieces for cello and piano

    Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt. Performer: José Gallardo.
    • Naxos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sento la gioia (Amadigi di Gaula)

    Singer: Bejun Mehta. Conductor: René Jacobs. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Handel: Ombra Cara: Bejun Mehta, Rene Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.


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