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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Benjamin's Written on Skin, Kirsty Wark, Rameau's La Poule

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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  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Hänsel und Gretel (Overture)

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Humperdinck: Fairy-Tale Music: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Junto al Generalife

    Performer: Dale Kavanagh.
    • Rodrigo: Works for Guitar & Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor for 2 cellos, RV 531

    Performer: Christophe Coin. Performer: Paolo Beschi. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Vivaldi: 'Il Proteo'.
    • Teldec.
    • 7.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in A major, Op 118 No 2

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Poule from Concert en sextuor for strings no. 6 in G minor

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Rameau: Une Symphonie Imaginaire: Musiciens du Louvre/Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
    • 11.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique, Op 3

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Rimsky: Royal Concertgebouw, Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Che Si Puo Fare?

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Ensemble: La magnifica comunità. Director: Enrico Casazza.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Philip Glass

    The Secret Agent

    Ensemble: Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico. Conductor: Elias Arizcuren.
    • CODAEX.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Trio for flute, oboe and piano

    Performer: Juliette Bausor. Performer: Daniel Bates. Performer: Simon Lepper.
    • Stone Records.
  • George Benjamin

    Written on Skin

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Singer: Bejun Mehta. Singer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: George Benjamin.
    • Nimbus.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Overture in A minor

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Jean Sibelius.
    • BIS.
    • 2.
  • Erik Satie

    Le Golf (Sports et divertissements)

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • Satie: Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes & Sports et Divertissements: Anne Queffelec.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La gallina (The Birds)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Hens and Roosters (Carnival of the Animals)

    Conductor: André Previn. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La pintade (Histoires naturelles)

    Performer: Dalton Baldwin. Singer: Gérard Souzay.
    • Melodies Francaises: Gerard Souzay.
    • Newton.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Ballad of the Unhatched Chicks (Pictures at an Exhibition)

    Music Arranger: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli.
    • DG.
  • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five

    Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens

    • Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five: 1944-1946.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Violin Sonata in B minor (1st mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • Martha Argerich and Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2013.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Loch Lomond

    Music Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams. Singer: Michael George. Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Storm Clouds from 3 Piano Pieces, EG110-112

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • Naxos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229

    Performer: Ageet Zweistra. Performer: Jan Kleinbussink. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • PHILIPS.
  • George Enescu

    Romanian rhapsody no. 1, Op.11`1

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Liszt And Enesco Rhapsodies.
    • MERCURY.
    • 1.
  • Marin Marais

    Airs des Matelots 1 & 2 (Alcione)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Richard Strauss

    Romanze in F major for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Strauss: Don Quixote Op.35; Romanze F-dur; Cellosonate Op.6.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 14.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in C major, no 58, H.16.48 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol. 7.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 15.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: I Know A Bank

    Singer: James Bowman. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Voyevoda, Op 78

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, The Voyevoda: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orches.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.


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