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Suzy Klein

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein.

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 conductor Semyon Bychkov

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ernest John Moeran

    Bank Holiday

    Performer: Paul Guinery.
    • Stone.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Scènes historiques, Op 25 (No 3, 'Festivo')

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • Jean Sibelius: Scenes Historiques I & II, Rakastava, Valse Lyrique.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911: No. 7, Auf dem Flusse (Live)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Schubert: Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Live).
    • PENTATONE.
    • 107.
  • Alfred Newman

    Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • BMG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Chanson française (Chants populaires)

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Performer: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • DECCA.
  • Frank Bridge

    Summer

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Naxos.
  • Joaquim Malats

    Serenata española (arr. C. Denoth for guitar and orchestra)

    Composer: Christoph Denoth. Performer: Christoph Denoth. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
    • Nocturnos de Andalucía.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 301.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Introduction and polonaise, Op 3

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Performer: Charles Owen.
    • EMI.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Five Hebrew Love Songs

    Performer: Pavão String Quartet. Choir: Eric Whitacre Singers. Choir: Laudibus. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
    • Eric Whitacre, Light & Gold.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Symphony No.1 in D minor: Allegro scherzando

    Orchestra: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Conductor: James Conlon.
    • WARNER.
  • Joaquim Malats

    Serenata española (arr. C. Denoth for guitar and orchestra)

    Composer: Christoph Denoth. Performer: Christoph Denoth. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
    • Nocturnos de Andalucía.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 301.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Christopher George. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonies; SCO; Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    Dùn

    Performer: Trevor Morrison. Music Arranger: Trevor Morrison.
    • DECCA.
  • Trad.

    Stac Lee

    Performer: Trevor Morrison. Music Arranger: Trevor Morrison.
    • DECCA.
  • Trad.

    Soay

    Music Arranger: Rebecca Dale. Orchestra: Scottish Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Sir James MacMillan.
    • DECCA.
  • Philip Glass

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (arr for saxophone by Amy Dickson) 1st movt

    Performer: Amy Dickson. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mikel Toms.
    • Sony.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Quatuor en La Mineur, CG 564: II. Allegretto quasi moderato

    Ensemble: Quatuor Cambini-Paris.
    • Gounod: Complete String Quartets.
    • Aparté.
    • 111.
  • Léo Delibes

    The Maids of Cadiz

    Performer: Miles Davis. Music Arranger: Gil Evans. Orchestra: The Gil Evans Orchestra.
    • CBS.
  • Xaver Scharwenka

    Spanish Serenade

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Spanish Album: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Dance a Cachucha! (The Gondoliers)

    Librettist: W. S. Gilbert. Ensemble: The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. Conductor: New Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Pryce-Jones.
    • The Gondoliers.
    • That’s Entertainment.
    • 5.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Polonaise (Eugene Onegin)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Philips.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 3 (Op.90) in F major, 3rd movement; Poco allegretto

    Conductor: Semyon Bychkov. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne.
    • Brahms: 4 Symphonies: WDR Sinfonie-Orchester Koln/Bychov.
    • Avie.
    • 3.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No 1

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6-9.
  • Jessie Montgomery

    Strum (for String Quartet)

    Ensemble: Catalyst Quartet.
    • Azica Records.
  • Claude Debussy

    Poissons d'or (Images, Set 2)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete Works for Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Fred Kelly

    Elegy "In Memoriam Rupert Brooke"

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • DUTTON.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209: Sinfonia

    Performer: Kiyomi Suga. Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 7.
    • BIS.
    • 201.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Iiro Rantala

    My Finnish Calendar - August

    Performer: Iiro Rantala.
    • ACT.

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