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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Amberley Wild Brooks, Don Paterson, Verdi's Don Carlos

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. Today, an epic operatic crowd scene - the thrilling, and chilling, auto-da-fe from Verdi's Don Carlos. Other musical highlights include a Mozart concerto on the accordion, and the exhilarating finale of Walton's Symphony No.1

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles. Jessie Grimes on Amberley Wild Brooks.

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 to Brahms's German Requiem.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Dawn)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Nocturne for piano, Op 49

    Performer: Konstanze Eickhorst.
    • CPO.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV169 Gott soll allein mein Herze haben - Sinfonia

    Performer: David Franke. Ensemble: Gaechinger Cantorey. Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann.
    • Accentus Music.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Ce jour heureux (this happy day!) from Don Carlos

    Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DGG.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy: Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat K450 - 3rd mvt: Allegro

    Performer: Vivianne Chassot. Orchestra: Camerata Bern.
    • Sony.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Story of the Kalendar Prince (Sheherazade)

    Performer: Maria Larionoff. Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Whither must I wander? (Songs of Travel)

    Singer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel: Maltman/Vignoles.
    • Hyperion.
    • 18.
  • Time Traveller: Amberley Wild Brooks by Jessie Grimes

  • John Ireland

    Amberley Wild Brooks

    Performer: John Lenehan.
    • Ireland: Piano Works 3: John Lenehan.
    • Naxos.
    • 15.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Rossini: 10 Overtures - Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Larghetto from Piano quintet in G minor, Op.1

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet, Clarinet Quintet.
    • 2.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Auto-da-fe (What a Day) - from Candide

    Performer: London Symphony Chorus. Singer: Adolph Green. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Salve Regina (Dialogues des Carmélites)

    Singer: Catherine Dubosc. Singer: Brigitte Fournier. Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmelites.
    • 29.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romance, Op.22 no.3

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Tom Poster.
    • Brahms/Schumann: Jennifer Pike/Tom Poster.
    • Chandos.
    • 7-9.
  • Don Paterson on Robert Frost

  • Randall Thompson

    Frostiana (Version for Choir & Orchestra): VII. Choose Something Like a Star

    Conductor: Ron-Dirk Entleutner. Choir: Landesjugendchor Sachsen. Orchestra: Jugendsinfonieorchester Leipzig.
    • Barber: The Lovers, Op. 43.
    • Rondeau.
    • 107.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, Op 15 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Swiss Italian Orchestra. Director: Hubert Soudant.
    • Martha Argerich and Friends Live from The Lugano Festival 2013.
    • 1.
  • William Byrd

    Christe Redemptor a 4

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • William Byrd: The Complete Consort Music.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 2.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No 1 in B flat minor (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Walton: Symphony No 1: LSO, Previn.
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (A German Requiem)

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Singer: Anna Lucia Richter. Choir: MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. Orchestra: MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony.
    • Naxos.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Invitation to the Dance

    Performer: Melvyn Tan.
    • Miroirs.
    • Onyx.
    • 1.
  • George Enescu

    Romanian rhapsody no. 2

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra etc..
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.


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