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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Tim McInnerny, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, Tavener's The Protecting Veil

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein, plus guest Tim McInnerny.

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

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

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the actor Tim McInnerny.

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

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Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Valse romantique

    Music Arranger: Lily Laskine. Performer: Catrin Finch.
    • The Harpist: Catrin Finch.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • Giya Kancheli

    Piano Piece no.23

    Performer: Anna Gourari.
    • ECM.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D, BWV.974: 2) Adagio

    Performer: Anna Gourari.
    • ECM.
  • George Gershwin

    Primrose (Overture)

    Orchestra: New Princess Theater Orchestra. Conductor: John McGlinn.
    • Gershwin: Overtures & Songs.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Georges Bizet

    La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Carmen)

    Singer: Joseph Calleja. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Mercurio.
    • Decca.
  • Jacques Aubert

    Concerto for four violins, cello and continuo, Op 17 No 1

    Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90. Director: Simon Standage.
    • Aubert: Concerts de Simphonies & Concertos.
    • chandos.
    • 12.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Scarbo (Gaspard de la nuit)

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Steven Osborne, Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Marianna Martines

    Perché, se tanti siete (Berenice, ah che fai?)

    Singer: Núria Rial. Orchestra: La Floridiana. Conductor: Nicoleta Paraschivescu.
    • Martines: Il Primo amore.
    • DHM.
    • 17.
  • Arnold Bax

    The Happy Forest

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Made In Britain.
    • Naxos.
    • 003.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Clarinet quintet in F sharp minor, Op.10 - 1st mvt, Allegro energico

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet, Clarinet Quintet.
    • 6.
  • John Tavener

    The Protecting Veil mvmt 4 'The Incarnation'

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • EMI.
  • John Tavener

    Hymn to the Mother of God

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • John Tavener

    The Protecting Veil mvmt 8 'The Protecting Veil'

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, BWV 848

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • The Glenn Gould Edition: Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier 1.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • Gustav Mahler

    What the Wild Flowers Tell Me

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • ERATO.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No 1

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • Vladimir Horowitz The Indespensable.
    • BMG Classics.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in E flat major, Op 1 No 1 (finale)

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Paduana Lachrymae

    Performer: Robert Woolley.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Supraphon.
  • Marcel Dupré

    Prelude in B major

    Performer: Robert Quinney.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Le boeuf sur le toit

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Serenade, Op.8: 2) Adagio

    Ensemble: Trio Zimmermann.
    • BIS.
  • Sir James MacMillan


    Choir: Platinum Consort. Singer: Emma Walshe. Singer: Zoe Brown. Singer: Raffaele Pé. Singer: Simon Ponsford. Singer: Oliver Jones. Singer: Michael Solomon Williams. Singer: Timothy Murphy. Singer: Nick Ashby. Conductor: Scott Inglis-Kidger.
    • In The Dark: Platinum Consort, Scott Inglis-Kidger.
    • Resonus.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in D flat major, Op 64 No 1, 'Minute'

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • Chopin: The Complete Waltzes: Ingrid Fliter.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Vaughan Williams: Symphonies: BBCSO, Davies.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 8.


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