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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Bernstein conducts Beethoven in Berlin, Tim McInnerny, Saint-Saëns's Egyptian Piano Concerto

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.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Overture)

    Orchestra: Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Mozart: Overtures: Norwegian National Opera Orchestra: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
    • 4.
  • Alessandro Piccinini

    Romancesca con partite variate (Inavalatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623)

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny.
    • LINN.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sleza drazhyt f tvajom rivnivam zvore, Op.6 no.4

    Performer: Oleg Boshniakovich. Singer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
    • Philips.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Net, tol'ka tot, kto znal, Op.6 no.6

    Performer: Oleg Boshniakovich. Singer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
    • Philips.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Sinfonia in A major, 'Regensburger'

    Orchestra: L’Orfeo Barockorchester. Conductor: Michi Gaigg.
    • Gluck: Five Symphonies: L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Gaigg.
    • CPO.
    • 6-8.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Concerto no.5 "Egyptian" (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Os justi for 8 voices

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • A Choral Tapestry: Voces 8.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 850 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Gary Cooper.
    • Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1.
    • ASV Digital.
    • 9-10.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances for orchestra

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 8.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Scherzo in B flat major

    Orchestrator: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Claudio Abbado conducts Mussorgsky.
    • BMG Classics.
    • 004.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Silent Woods

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Anna Polonsky.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9

    Singer: June Anderson. Singer: Sarah Walker. Singer: Klaus Konig. Singer: Jan‐Hendrik Rootering. Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Choir: Members of the East German Radio Choirs. Choir: Dresden Philharmonic Children's Chorus. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Marin Marais

    Chaconne in C major (Pièces en trio, 1692)

    Performer: William Hunt. Ensemble: Purcell Quartet.
    • Marin Marais 'La folia' & other music for viols and violins The Purcell Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Gustav Holst

    First Dance (Beni Mora)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    O terra, addio (Aida)

    Singer: Renata Tebaldi. Singer: Carlo Bergonzi. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Decca.
  • Alexandre Luigini

    Ballet Egyptien

    Orchestra: Embassy Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Freedman.
    • Guild.
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

    Hear us in heaven, O God

    Choir: Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Conductor: Matthew Guard.
    • Crossing Over.
    • Sono Luminus.
    • 701.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Für Elise'

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Beethoven: Bagatelles: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
    • 30.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 5

    Music Arranger: Roby Lakatos. Ensemble: Roby Lakatos Ensemble.
    • LAKATOS.
    • DG.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No 1, 'Midsummer Vigil'

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sibelius: Finlandia; Valse Triste; Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar; Salonen.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, Kk.420

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • MIRARE.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concert Piece No 2 in D minor, Op 114

    Orchestrator: Carl Baermann. Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Kenneth Sillito.
    • Weber, Mendelssohn etc.: Works for clarinet.
    • 8-10.
  • Knut Nystedt

    Immortal Bach (Komm, süsser Tod, BWV 478)

    Choir: Det Norske Solistkor. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • Nystedt & Bach: Meins Lebens Licht.
    • BIS.
    • 17.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Novelettes for string quartet, Op 15 (No 4, 'Valse')

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Teldec.
  • 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.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B minor for 4 violins and cello, RV 580

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Vivaldi: La Viole de gambe in Concerto: Savall.
    • Alia Vox.


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