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Dame Emma Kirkby, Sheku Kanneh-Mason at the Royal Wedding, Purcell's Sweeter than Roses

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

  • Maurice Ravel

    Fanfare (L'éventail de Jeanne)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Les Plaisirs de Versailles (conclusion)

    Ensemble: Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble. Director: Paul O’Dette. Director: Stephen Stubbs.
    • CPO.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 35: IV. Andante - Allegro

    Orchestra: European Soloists, Luxembourg. Conductor: Christoph König.
    • Farrenc: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Oboe Sonata, Op. 166

    Performer: Alex Klein. Performer: Phillip Bush.
    • Twentieth Century Oboe Sonatas.
    • Cedille.
    • 17-19.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sweeter than roses

    Performer: Benjamin Britten. Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: James Bowman.
    • Decca.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro arr for two pianos

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Alessandro Stella.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout': I. Allegro vivace

    Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels. Performer: Rainer Zepperitz. Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in E major, RV 265

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Agnus Dei (Mass in G major)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Figure Humaine: Choral Works by Francis Poulenc.
    • Signum.
    • 5.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major, K 29

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 19.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le spectre de la rose (Les nuits d'ete)

    Singer: Karen Cargill. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d’été & La mort de Cléopâtre.
    • Linn.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    As with rosy steps the morn (Theodora)

    Singer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel: Arias: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
    • Avie.
    • 2.
  • Jocelyn Pook

    How sweet the moonlight (The Merchant of Venice)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Performer: Siobhán Armstrong. Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Ensemble: Baroque String Quartet.
    • Decca.
  • Michel Pignolet de Montéclair

    Pan et Syrinx - cantata for voice and bc: no.7; La Deesse nous apelle [air]

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: London Baroque.
    • BIS.
  • Georges Auric

    Ouverture

    Conductor: Antal Doráti. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • MERCURY.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in B major, Op 62 No 1

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Chopin: Piano works: Maria Joao Pires/Pavel Gomziakov.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495

    Performer: Anthony Halstead. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Mozart: The Horn Concertos - Halstead, The Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete): COE, Berglund.
    • Ondine.
    • 1-4.
  • Johann Theile

    Nun ich singe, Gott ich knie

    Singer: Dorothee Mields. Singer: Paul Agnew. Ensemble: Lautten Compagney. Director: Wolfgang Katschner.
    • Wie Schon Leuchtet Der Morgenstern.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 22.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Piano Quintet - 3rd movement, Lively

    Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet. Performer: Charles Owen.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments Musicaux, D 784 (No 4 in C sharp minor)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Great Pianist of the 20th Century: Andras Schiff.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments musicaux, D 780 (No 5 in F minor)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Great Pianist of the 20th Century: Andras Schiff.
    • Philips.
    • 11.

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