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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Don Paterson, Tommy Armstrong's Pit Songs

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

  • Cole Porter

    Too Darn Hot

    Singer: Ella Fitzgerald.
    • Verve.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Laudate Dominum (Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339)

    Singer: Danielle de Niese. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Choir: Apollo Voices. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • The Mozart Album: Danielle de Niese/OAE/Mackerras.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in D major, RV 234, 'L'inquietudine'

    Performer: Enrico Onofri. Ensemble: Academia Montis Regalis. Director: Enrico Onofri.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no. 9 "From the New World" (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, A Hero's Song: Bavarian Radio Symphony, Nelsons.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 3.
  • Bobby Krlic

    The House that Harga built (from Midsommar Soundtrack)

    • Milan.
  • Vincent Youmans

    Tahiti Trot

    Music Arranger: Dmitry Shostakovich. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Apollo, Op 16

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The long day closes

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Romance Du Soir.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 19.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Violin Concerto in D Major 4th Mvt, Hootenanny

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Cristian Măcelaru.
    • Decca.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in B flat major, K 472

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 14.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance, Op.23

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Michael Brown.
    • Echoes.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhäuser (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Teldec.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Tea)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Heute noch, heute noch (Cantata No 211 "Kaffee-Kantata")

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas: Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
    • 18.
  • Ben Oakland

    Java Jive

    Performer: The Ink Spots.
    • Laser Light.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in C major, H XV 27 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Susan Tomes. Performer: Anthony Marwood. Performer: Richard Lester. Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios, Vol.1: The Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Chorale Prelude BWV 659 (Trans. Ferruccio Busoni)

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Solo Piano Works.
    • 8.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Sarabande et rigaudon, Op 93 (Rigaudon)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • SAINT-SAENS: Volume 1.
    • CALA.
    • 6.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Christmas Concerto - Adagio

    Ensemble: Gli Incogniti. Director: Amandine Beyer.
    • Corelli: The Complete Concerti Grossi.
    • ZIG ZAG.
    • 30-34.
  • Trad.

    St Patrick's Day - Young May Moon

    Performer: Sam Sweeney.
    • Mighty Village.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • Violin Concerto.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    5 Polkas: No.1 Maud

    Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Barry Collett.
    • SOMM.
  • Jerome Kern

    All the Things You Are

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Erato.
  • Maurizio Cazzati


    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • All'Improviso.
    • ALPHA.
    • 3.
  • Franz Liszt

    Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia Plays Franck & Liszt.
    • Sony.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Dorilla In Tempe, RV 709: Dell'aura al sussurar

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • HELIODOR : 4765970.
    • 1.


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