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Dame Emma Kirkby, Sargent's An Impression on a Windy Day, Marin Alsop at the Proms

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

  • Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky

    Lyric concertino in G major op.32 no.3 for orchestra: 3rd mvt Allegro giocoso

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • ALTO.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Performer: Hélène Grimaud.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 146, 'Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal')

    Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • Cantatas, Vol. 44.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 283: I. Allegro

    Performer: David Fung.
    • Mozart: Piano Sonatas.
    • Steinway and Sons.
    • 101.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Après un rêve, Op 7 No 1 arr for violin and piano

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
    • Nicola Benedetti: Fantasie.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 8.
  • Malcolm Sargent

    An Impression on a Windy Day

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Brian Kay's British Light Music Discoveries.
    • ASV.
    • 9.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    O cessate di piagarmi (Il Pompeo)

    Music Arranger: Nora Fischer. Music Arranger: Marnix Dorrestein. Singer: Nora Fischer. Performer: Marnix Dorrestein.
    • HUSH.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.19 for piano and orchestra (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Sanderling.
    • Philips.
  • Hans Gál

    Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85: II. Pavane. Allegretto

    Performer: Viola Wilmsen. Performer: Kimiko Imani.
    • Gál, Martinu, Haas, Janácek & Slavicky: Oboe & Piano.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 107.
  • Dag Wirén

    Marcia (Serenade for Strings in C major, Op 11)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Stig Westerberg.
    • Swedish Highlights: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Westerberg.
    • Caprice.
    • 5.
  • Malcolm Sargent

    An Impression on a Windy Day

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Brian Kay's British Light Music Discoveries.
    • ASV.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Credo (Mass No 6 in E flat major, D 950)

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Singer: Susan Gritton. Singer: Mark Padmore. Singer: James Gilchrist. Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90.
    • Within a Dream. A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Prelude and Fugure in E minor, Op 35 No 1

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1&2: Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 7.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Honeysuckle

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)

    Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Agitata da due venti (Griselda)

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Ensemble: Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
    • Decca.
  • Amy Beach

    2 Songs Op.100 for soprano and piano trio: i. A Mirage. ii. Stella Viatoris

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: Romantic Chamber Group of London.
    • Chanson d'amour.
    • BIS.
    • 3-4.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Exaltabo te Domine

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Director: Lionel Meunier.
    • Musique en Wallonie.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony Variations"

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73.
    • BIS.
    • 201.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    Toccatina for piano, Op 36

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Kaleidoscope: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 20.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Allegro (Les Vendredis)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX.
  • Havergal Brian

    Symphony No 11 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Leaper.
    • Havergal Brian, Symphonies Nos. 11 and 15: RTE National Symphony Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 78 'Jesu, der du meine Seele' - Aria, duetto; "Wir eilen"

    Singer: Ingrid Schmithüsen. Singer: Charles Brett. Orchestra: La Chapelle Royale. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Bach / Trauer-ode / La Chapelle Royale.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 12.
  • Paz Abreu

    Quejas for guitar

    Performer: Sharon Isbin.
    • Road to the Sun: Latin Romances for Guitar: Sharon Isbin.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 5.
  • César Franck

    Les Djinns

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Denève.
    • NAÏVE.

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