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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Mark Simpson, The Ventilator, Rachmaninov’s Bogoróditse Djévo

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein, with more from today's resident young 'Take Five' guest, Mark Simpson.

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 inspiration from today's "Take Five" guest, clarinettist and composer, Mark Simpson.

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

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Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in G major, K 525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica.
    • Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica: After Mozart.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 9.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much ado about nothing - 4 pieces arr. for violin and piano [from the incidental music] - no.3; Gartenscene [Garden scene]

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Jérôme Ducros.
    • Capriccio - Violin Pieces.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 15.
  • Edmund Finnis

    4 Duets: No. 4, -

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Edmund Finnis: The Air, Turning.
    • NMC Recordings.
    • 504.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, 'Scottish' - 4th movement, Allegro un poco

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
    • 4.
  • Joanna Goodale

    Balkan Bach

    Performer: Joanna Goodale.
    • Bach in a Circle.
    • Paraty.
    • 101.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Ave Maria (Vespers)

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 21.
  • Edward Elgar

    Soliloquy for oboe and orchestra orch Gordon Jacob

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • DG.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 97, 'Archduke' (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 'Archduke': The Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 3 No 1

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3: English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner.
    • Apex.
    • 19.
  • Judith Steenbrink

    Silk Rondeau (For Maite)

    Performer: Wu Wei. Ensemble: Holland Baroque Society.
    • Silk Baroque.
    • 1101.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Ave Maria (Vespers)

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 21.
  • William Bolcom

    3 Ghost Rags: No. 2. The Poltergeist

    Performer: Spencer Myer.
    • William Bolcom: Piano Rags.
    • Steinway and Sons.
    • 601.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Serenade in D: 2nd mvt Scherzo

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
    • Chandos.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Piano Concerto, FP 146: I. Allegretto

    Conductor: Christopher Warren‐Green. Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra.
    • Ravel - Fauré - Poulenc - Ibert.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 301.
  • Rihards Dubra

    Ave Maria

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Decca.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem. In Paradisum

    Orchestra: La Chapelle Royale. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Nunc dimittis (Vespers)

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • Ondine.
  • Antoni Szalowski

    Sonatina for clarinet and piano

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Richard Rogers

    You'll never walk alone

    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein. Singer: Jennifer Johnston. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • You'll never walk alone.
    • Rubicon Classics.
    • 101.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony in D minor, 'Youth'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Rachmaninoff: Symphony no.1 etc: BBC Philharmonic/Noseda.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Serenata in vano

    Ensemble: Athena Ensemble.
    • Nielsen: Wind Music.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 4.
  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini

    Cosi stanco Pellegrino (Crispo)

    Singer: Lawrence Zazzo. Ensemble: La Nuova Musica. Director: David Bates.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Quartet in B flat, Op. 41 - i. Allegretto

    Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble.
    • Saint-Saens/Chausson: Piano Quartets - Schubert Ensemble.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave verum corpus, K 618

    Performer: Matthew Halls. Performer: Christopher Hughes. Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Ensemble: Capricorn. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Agnus Dei: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Perfect Fool: Ballet Music

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.


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