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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Don Paterson, Patti's Castle, Lloyd Webber's Variations on a theme of Paganini

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein. Plus inspirations from poet Don Paterson.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, the poet Don Paterson.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Onslow

    Nonet in A major, Op 77 (Scherzo)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Initium.
    • Timpani.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no.27 in B flat major, K.595 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 17 and 27.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Robert Schumann

    5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: No. 1, Mit Humor

    Performer: Benedict Kloeckner. Performer: Danae Dörken.
    • Between Nostalgia and Revolution.
    • Genuin.
    • 1001.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Celebration for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Chandos.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Trio Sonata no.5 in F major (Allegro)

    Ensemble: Collegium 1704. Performer: Václav Luks.
    • Accent.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Variations for cello and orchestra (Introduction; Variations 1-4)

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Performer: Jon Hiseman. Performer: Gary Moore.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 6 in D major, 'Le matin' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Nimbus.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Suffolk Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Variations for cello and orchestra (Introduction; Variations 1-4)

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Performer: Jon Hiseman. Performer: Gary Moore.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Va pensiero (Nabucco)

    Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • The Opera Album 2002.
    • Virgin.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro (arr. S. Tennant)

    Composer: Scott Tennant. Ensemble: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
    • For Thy Pleasure.
    • Delos.
    • 301.
  • Béla Bartók

    Transylvanian dances Sz.96

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 15.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La scala di seta (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Santa Cecilia. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Gabriel Jackson

    Cecilia virgo

    Conductor: Stephen Layton. Choir: Polyphony.
    • Jackson: Not no faceless Angel: Polyphony, Stephen Layton.
    • Hyperion.
  • Claude Debussy

    The Snow is Dancing (Children's Corner)

    Music Arranger: Isao Tomita. Performer: Isao Tomita.
    • Tomita: Snowflakes are dancing.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Variations on a theme of Paganini

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Rachmaninov:Suite No.2 /Ravel a Valse/Lutoslawski:/Paganini Variations - Argeric.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (Variation 18)

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • The Rachmaninov Experience.
    • Warner Classics and Jazz.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 "Polish": IV. Scherzo. Allegro vivo

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 108.
  • Don Paterson

    Le Camion de Lavande

    Performer: Tim Garland. Performer: Don Paterson. Ensemble: Lammas.
    • EFZ Music.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    A Song of Agincourt

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 11 "Gassenhauer": III. Allegretto

    Performer: Dieter Klöcker. Performer: Guido Schiefen. Performer: Olaf Dressler.
    • Beethoven, L. Van: Clarinet Trio, Op. 11 / Lannoy, H.E.J. Von: Clarinet Trio, Op.
    • CPO.
    • 103.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Intermezzo in A flat major

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Kaleidoscope: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Evening-Watch, Op. 43, No. 1

    Conductor: Nigel Short. Choir: Tenebrae.
    • Songs of Farewell.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 101.
  • John Metcalfe

    3 Pieces: No. 3. Outer Core

    Performer: Tom Kerstens. Performer: Karen Hutt. Ensemble: Ligeti String Quartet.
    • Ignite: New Music for Guitar, Vol. 3.
    • BGS Records.
    • 303.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon duodecimi toni à 8 (Sacrae symphoniae, 1597)

    Ensemble: Oltremontano. Director: Wim Becu.
    • Accent.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Symphony in D minor, Op 37 No 3 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Manfred Kraemer. Performer: Pablo Valetti. Performer: Bruno Cocset. Performer: Claude Wassmer. Performer: Charles Zebley. Conductor: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Franz Waxman

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Warner.


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