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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Kirsty Wark, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Halvorsen's Entry March of the Boyars

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music presented by Suzy Klein. Our guest this week is presenter, journalist and novelist Kirsty Wark.

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, presenter, journalist and novelist Kirsty Wark.

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

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Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni: Overture

    Conductor: Christian Baldini. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Polonaise Brillante No.1 in D major, Op. 4

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Peter Limonov.
    • Chandos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No 10 in B minor

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mendelssohn: Streichersinfonien Nr.8, 9, 10: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Francesco Maria Veracini

    Sonata 'Accademica' Op.2 No.12 in D minor - Ciaccona (Allegro ma non presto)

    Performer: Antonio Fantinuoli. Performer: Paola Poncet. Performer: Giangiacomo Pinardi. Performer: Fabio Biondi.
    • The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari: Violin sonatas in 18th-century Italy.
    • 01.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Entry March of the Boyars

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Halvorsen: Orchestral Works, Vol.1: Thorsen, Bergen PO, Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Valse-Caprice No 2 in D flat major, Op 38

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Faure: Piano Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor, Pt. 3: IV. Adagietto

    Performer: Nora Koch. Orchestra: Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie. Conductor: Wolfgang Hentrich.
    • Alma!.
    • Genuin.
    • 5.
  • Gaspar Sanz


    Ensemble: Private Musicke. Conductor: Pierre Pitzl.
    • Magdalena Kozena: Lettere Amorose. Private Musicke/Pitzl.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 7.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • The Copland Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    In ecclesiis à 14

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Conductor: Robert Hollingworth.
    • 1612 Italian Vespers: I Fagiolini/Robert Hollingworth.
    • Decca.
    • 17.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    7 Variations on 'Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflote

    Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • Beethoven: Complete Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano.
    • Erato.
    • 6.
  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

    Procession of the Sardar (Caucasian Sketches, Op 10)

    Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
    • Telarc.
  • Julius Fucik

    Entry of the Gladiators, Op 68

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • The Moldau: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Pesek.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Eivind Groven

    Hjalarljod Overture, Op 38

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • Norwegian Classical Favourites Vol.2.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Orchestra: La magnifica comunità. Conductor: Isabella Longo.
  • Nicola Benedetti

    Ae fond kiss

    Author: Robert Burns. Music Arranger: Paul Campbell. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rory Macdonald.
    • Decca.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude no. 2 for piano

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Deustche Grammophon.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber


    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Teldec.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noonday Witch, Op 108

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Henry Purcell

    O solitude, my sweetest choice

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 15.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Final. Vif (String Quartet)

    Ensemble: Stenhammar Quartet.
    • Alma.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Une barque sur l'ocean (Miroirs)

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • ERATO.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op 26

    Performer: Maximiliano Martín. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Janiczek.
    • LINN.


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