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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Drake's Drum by Stanford, Colin Matthews's Pluto, Kirsty Wark

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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  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Pirogov, Op 76a (Waltz)

    Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich.
    • MELODIYA.
  • York Bowen

    The Way to Polden

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Samuel Barber

    Hermit Songs, Op. 29: No. 8, The Monk and His Cat

    Performer: Bradley Moore. Singer: Melody Moore.
    • An American Song Album.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 108.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Symphonien No. 40 & No. 41 »Jupiter«: Abbado/LSO.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Steve Reich

    Duet

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simos Papanas. Orchestra: Basel Chamber Orchestra.
    • My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin.
    • DG.
    • 5.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op 91)

    Singer: Gerald Finley. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Stanford: Orchestral Songs.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio in E flat major, D 929 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne (In London Town), Op. 40

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Peter Sculthorpe

    Maranoa Lullaby

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Sculthorpe: String Quartets.
    • Challenge Classics.
    • 11.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op 91)

    Singer: Gerald Finley. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Stanford: Orchestral Songs.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in A minor, RV 358

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Holland Baroque Society.
    • Holland Baroque Society Meets Rachel Podger - Antonio Vivaldi: La Cetra.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 13-15.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • LPO LIve.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mars, the bringer of war

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • I.M.P. Classics.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32); Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • LPO LIve.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32), Saturn, the bringer of old age

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32); Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • LPO LIve.
  • Colin Matthews

    Pluto

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles. Choir: Edinburgh Festival Chorus.
  • William Herschel

    Symphony No 12 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Herschel: Symphonies: London Mozart Players, Bamert.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Impromptu in G flat major, Op 51

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes and Impromptus: Angela Hewitt, piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Granville Bantock

    The Sea Reivers (Two Hebridean Sea Porms)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Bantock: Celtic & Hebridean Symphonies/ The Witch of Atlas.
    • HYPERION.
    • 14.
  • Charles Dibdin

    Tom Bowling

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • Naxos.
  • Percy Grainger

    Shallow Brown

    Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • London.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Violin Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 13 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud. Orchestrator: Henning Kraggerud. Orchestrator: Bernt Simen Lund. Orchestra: Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
    • Grieg: Three Concerti for Violin and Orchestra.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6.
  • Traditional Scottish

    The Atholl Highlanders

    Performer: Chris Norman. Performer: Ken Kolodner. Performer: Robin Bullock. Ensemble: Helicon.
    • Helicon: The Titan.
    • Dorian.
    • 7.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Airport Scenes : Orchestral suite from the opera "Flight"

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Timothy Redmond.
    • Orchid Classics.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (3me Années de pèlerinage)

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Naive.
    • 4.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No 2 (Danse bohème)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • The Best of Bizet.
    • Philips.
    • 14.
  • Sergei Lyapunov

    Sextet op.63 iii Nocturne

    Performer: Leon Bosch. Performer: John Thwaites. Ensemble: Dante Quartet.
    • Dutton.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 98 in B flat major (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Haydn: The London Symphonies: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Davis.
    • Philips.
    • 7.
  • John Ireland

    Sea fever

    Singer: Jonathan Lemalu. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • EMI.
  • Albert Roussel

    Divertissement, Op.6

    Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • WARNER.

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