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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Carter's What Next?, Kirsty Wark, Debussy's La puerta del vino

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

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

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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

  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour, Op 12, for violin and piano

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • Homage: James Ehnes.
    • Onyx.
    • 15.
  • Robert Fayrfax

    Missa Albanus (Gloria)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • Fayrfax: Missa Albanus: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers.
    • Hyperion.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    The Boatswain's Mate (Overture)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Overtures from the British Isles: Volume 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy

    La puerta del vino (Preludes, Book 2)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.1: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ellens Gesang 3, D 839, 'Ave Maria'

    Performer: Irwin Gage. Singer: Jessye Norman.
    • Jessye Norman, Schubert & Mahler, Irwin Gage.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Overture No 1 in E minor, Op 23

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • CPO.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Trio Sonata No 6 in F major

    Ensemble: Aura Musicale. Director: Balázs Máté.
    • CHR. W. Gluck The Seven Trio Sonatas Aura Musicale.
    • Hungaroton Classic.
    • 16.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Choral Dances from Gloriana

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Britten: Sacred and Profane, and other choral music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14-19.
  • Elliott Carter

    Epigrams: 2

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Ondine.
  • Elliott Carter

    What Next?

    Orchestra: Radio Kamerorkest. Conductor: Péter Eötvös.
    • ECM.
  • Richard Wagner

    Huldigungsmarsch for military band

    Conductor: Marek Janowski. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Wagner: Preludes and Orchestral works: Marek Janowski.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3.
  • Erik Satie

    Rêverie du pauvre

    Performer: Alan Marks.
    • Erik Satie: Collected Items From A Silent Dream.
    • Decca.
    • 13.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • The Guitar: Milos Karadaglic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Homenaje 'Le tombeau de Claude Debussy'

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Milos Aranjuez.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral'

    Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6: Tonhalle Orchestra, Zinman.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
    • 6.
  • Leonard Cohen

    So Long Marianne

    Singer: Leonard Cohen.
    • Sony.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Quartet in D major, K285

    Performer: Barthold Kuijken. Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken. Performer: Lucy van Dael. Performer: Wieland Kuijken.
    • Mozart - Flute Quartets.
    • Accent.
    • 1-3.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Gloria in excelsis Deo (Gloria)

    Ensemble: Polyphony. Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Director: Stephen Layton.
    • Poulenc - Gloria; Motets.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1-2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romance in F minor, Op 11

    Performer: Thomas Zehetmair. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • The Teldec Recordings: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Teldec.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio in F major, K 410

    Ensemble: Holliger Wind Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Serenades: Academy of St Martin in the fields/Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 8 in B minor, D 759, 'Unfinished'

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos 8 & 9, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto grosso in D minor, after Corelli's Op 5 No. 12

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Ensemble: Concerto Köln.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    I can cook too - from "On the Town"

    Performer: Tyne Daly. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Bernstein/On the Town.
    • DG.
    • 11.


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