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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Stephanie Childress, Supernatural Dogs, Haydn’s Frog Quartet

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein, with today's Take Five guest, conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress.

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 today's "Take Five" guest, conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress.

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

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Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 21 in E minor

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • DECCA.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La vallée des cloches

    Orchestrator: Percy Grainger. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Percy Grainger In a Nutshell.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 4, Notturno

    Performer: Denis Kozhukhin.
    • Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 23.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 5, Scherzo

    Performer: Denis Kozhukhin.
    • Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 24.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance No.1 in G major for violin and orchestra, Op.40

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • ONYX.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony No 3 in G minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • Louise Farrenc: Symphonies 1 and 3.
    • cpo.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major, Op 50 No 6, 'The Frog' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet.
    • Haydn String Quartets Op.50 Nos.4-6.
    • ASV Gold.
    • 12.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Fuga y Mistero

    Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Ivan Meylemans.
    • RCO.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    España

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DG.
  • Charlotte Bray

    Agnus Dei (a reflection on Byrd's Agnus Dei from the Mass for 5 voices)

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Carnival in Paris, Op 9

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Larghetto from Piano trio in D major, Op.1

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Korngold; Zemlinsky: Piano Trios.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 5 in B flat major, D 485 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Schubert: Symphonies No. 5 & 6: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Zinman.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 3 in E major for violin, BWV 1006 (Prelude)

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach Vol.2.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 1.
  • John Dowland

    The Frog Galliard

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • The Art of the Lute - Paul O'Dette.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Josquin des Prez

    El grillo

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Il cuccu (The Birds)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor, RV 154

    Orchestra: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Vivaldi - Concerti per archi.
    • Naive.
    • 14-16.
  • Gustave Charpentier

    Depuis le jour

    Singer: Anna Netrebko. Orchestra: Prague Philharmonia. Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume.
    • DG.
  • Improvisation

    La Florentine

    Performer: Paolo Pandolfo.
    • Travel Notes.
    • GLOSSA.
    • 4.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Tombeau de Couperin:Rigaudon

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • DG.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical'

    Ensemble: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Hugh Wolff.
    • Prokofiev/Haydn/Bizet: First Symphonies: Saint Paul Chamber Orch/Wolff.
    • Apex.
    • 1.
  • Kermit the Frog

    (It's Not Easy) Bein' Green

  • George Frideric Handel

    Oh Lord, whose mercies numberless (Saul) arr. voice & lute

    Performer: Edin Karamazov. Singer: Andreas Scholl.
    • The Lute is a Song.
    • Decca.
    • 010.
  • Enrique Granados

    El fandango de candil (Goyescas)

    Performer: Artur Pizarro.
    • Artur Pizarro.
    • Linn Records.
    • 3.
  • William Byrd

    Ave verum corpus

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • Upheld by Stillness.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 013.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No 2 in D major

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Conductor: Lev Markiz.
    • BIS.

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