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Rachmaninov's The Bells, The Pankhurst Anthem, Dame Emma Kirkby

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein. Plus guest, Dame Emma Kirkby.

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 soprano Dame Emma Kirkby.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Overture in C, BWV119R

    Ensemble: Zefiro. Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini.
    • ARCANA.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    String quartet in E flat major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: II. Andante

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41.
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 102.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: I. Ondine

    Performer: Jean-Frédéric Neuburger.
    • 39ème Festival International de Piano de La Roque d'Anthéron.
    • Mirare.
    • 14.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    La Campanella

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Mann.
    • Chloe.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • John Dowland

    Time Stands Still

    Performer: Hille Perl. Performer: Lee Santana. Singer: Dorothee Mields.
    • In Darkness Let Me Dwell.
    • 6.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Rigoletto Fantasy for two flutes and orchestra

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Juliette Hurel. Music Arranger: Franz Doppler. Music Arranger: Karl Doppler. Orchestrator: Gamzou. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • EMI.
  • Astor Piazzolla


    Music Arranger: Luis Bacalov. Performer: Luis Bacalov. Performer: Héctor Ulises Passarella. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Bacalov: Misa Tango: Domingo, Martinez, Bacalov, Chung.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon septimi toni à 8 arr Block

    Music Arranger: R. P. Block. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Ridenour.
  • Robert Schumann

    Blumenstück, Op 19

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    March of the Women

    Singer: Eiddwen Harrhy. Choir: Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers. Orchestra: Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Orchestra. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • Virgin.
  • Lucy Pankhurst

    The Pankhurst Anthem

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Hilary Campbell.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: New Seasons Ensemble.
    • In Venice: Albrecht Mayer.
    • Decca.
    • 8-10.
  • Léo Delibes

    Où va la jeune hindoue (Lakmé)

    Singer: Sabine Devieilhe. Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Mirages.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 103.
  • Sam Coslow

    You'll have to swing it (Mr Paganini)

    Performer: Ella Fitzgerald. Orchestra: Sy Oliver’s Orchestra.
    • Jazz Factory.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Florent Boffard.
  • Henry Purcell

    When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: Taverner Players. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
    • Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Kirkby, Taverner Players, Parrott.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia Book 2 for piano (Triana)

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Yuja Wang - Fantasia.
    • DG.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Op 55, 'Eroica' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: 9 Symphonies: Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Scherzo in D major for string quartet [from "Les vendredis"]

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro torna

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri for violin and piano, Op 70

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Peter Pettinger.
    • Elgar: Violin sonata etc: Kennedy/Pettinger.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Orchestra: Munich Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Ulf Schirmer.
    • Simon Keenlyside: Tales of Opera.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Gabriel Pierné

    Étude de concert Op.13

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Anton Webern

    Im Sommerwind

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.


  • Wed 17 Jul 2019 09:00

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