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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Don Paterson, Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade, Douglas Lilburn and the honey

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

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Le siège de Corinthe (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Friedrich Schneider

    Symphony no.16 in A Major: 3rd movt - Menuetto; Allegro con fuoco

    Orchestra: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau. Conductor: Markus L. Frank.
    • Schneider: Symphony No. 16 & Overtures.
    • CPO.
    • 4.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Danses espagnoles 'La vida breve' arr Samazeuilj

    Ensemble: Katia Labèque. Ensemble: Marielle Labèque.
    • Piano Fantasy/Music for two pianos: Katia & Marielle Labeque.
    • Philips.
    • 1-2.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un matin de Printemps

    Orchestra: Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Stringer.
    • Timpani.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Kate Royal.
    • A Lesson in Love: Kate Royal/Malcolm Martineau.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major, RV90 'Il Gardellino'

    Performer: Maurice Steger. Performer: Xenia Löffler. Performer: Duilio M. Galfetti. Performer: Michele Fattori. Orchestra: I Barocchisti. Director: Diego Fasolis.
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu

    White Landscapes, Op. 47a; (2nd mvt)

    Performer: John Barrow. Performer: Jonathan Price. Performer: Kate Wilson. Ensemble: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Sachio Fujioka.
    • Yoshimatsu: Piano Concerto etc..
    • CHANDOS.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in B flat major, K 174 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Heinz-Otto Graf. Ensemble: Heutling Quartet.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Wine, women and song, Op.333

    Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Venzago.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Douglas Lilburn


    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • NAXOS.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 4 voices (Credo)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 8.
  • David Bruce

    Gumboots: Dance I

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
    • Signum.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le rouet d'Omphale

    Performer: Maya Iwabuchi. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Saint-Saens: Neeme Jarvi conducts.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without Words in C major, Op 67 No 4, 'Spinning Song'

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Mendelssohn: Lieder Ohne Worte: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Concerto in G minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Naive.
  • Clémence de Grandval


    Performer: Lajos Lencsés. Performer: Ansgar Schneider. Ensemble: Budapesti Vonósok.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Roman Carnival Overture

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • RCA.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude No 1

    Performer: Maki Namekawa.
    • Orange Mountain Music.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20

    Orchestra: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Alba.
  • Antoine Reicha

    Wind Quintet in A major, Op 91 No 5 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Academia Wind Quintet of Prague.
    • Reicha Wind Quartets 2.
    • 7.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Verdi prati (Alcina)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Ensemble: Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Handel: Heros and Heroines: Sarah Connolly/The Sixteen/Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 10.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris transc Heifetz

    Performer: Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Performer: Huw Watkins. Music Arranger: Jascha Heifetz.
    • An American In Paris: Tamsin Waley-Cohen/Huw Watkins.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in C minor, WoO 52

    Performer: Georges Solchany.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Night on Bare Mountain

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.


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