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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

  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Overture in D major

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Biber

    Mystery Sonatas, Sonata XVI: Passacaglia in G Minor for Violin Solo

    Performer: Franziska Hölscher.
    • Sequenza.
    • CAvi-music.
    • 101.
  • Richard Strauss

    Romanze, TRV 80

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Strauss: Concertante Works.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 005.
  • George Frideric Handel

    As steals the morn (L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)

    Singer: Allan Clayton. Singer: Mary Bevan. Orchestra: Orchestra of Classical Opera. Conductor: Ian Page.
    • 'Where're You Walk' - Aria's for Handel's Favourite Tenor.
    • Signum.
    • 10.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Virgin.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in C major, K 373

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Heinrich Schiff. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
    • Virgin.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    Contre qui, rose (Les chansons des roses)

    Performer: Polyphony. Performer: Stephen Layton. Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Les Chansons Des Roses.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia, Op 26

    Conductor: Okko Kamu. Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Sibelius: Orchestral Works: Various orchestras and conductors.
    • Finlandia.
    • 1.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, Kk.420

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • MIRARE.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Virgin.
  • George Butterworth

    English Idyll no. 1

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Made in Britain: Royal Liverpool PO, John Wilson.
    • AVIE.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris. Conductor: Philippe Jordan.
    • Debussy: Stravinsky: Ravel.
    • NAIVE.
    • 16.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes)

    Performer: Paul Crossley.
    • Debussy: Complete works for solo piano Vol. 2 of 4: Crossley.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 15.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Le Bal de Beatrice d'Este (6th mvt)

    Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • Salute to France.
    • Music and Arts Programs of America.
    • 6.
  • Ronald Binge

    The Water Mill

    Performer: Ruth Scott. Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics: New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp.
    • Hyperion.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    O clap your hands together

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • John Playford

    Wallom Green (English Dancing Master)

    Performer: Bjarte Eike. Music Arranger: Bjarte Eike. Ensemble: Barokksolistene.
    • Rubicon RCD1017.
    • Rubicon.
    • 1.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Katia Labèque. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Schubert

    Trout Quintet (Theme and Variations)

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet. Performer: Thomas Adès. Performer: Corin Long.
    • Ades, Schubert: Piano Quintets: Ades.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Suor Leonora d'Este

    Haec dies quam fecit Dominus

    Choir: Musica Secreta. Choir: Celestial Sirens. Director: Laurie Stras. Director: Deborah Roberts.
    • Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter.
    • 3.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Marosszék

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Kodály: Orchestral Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 21.
  • Edward Elgar


    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • DG.
  • Carl Davis

    Pride and Prejudice (Theme)

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • Pride and Prejudice.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20 No. 4, Hob. III:34: IV. Presto e scherzando

    Ensemble: Chiaroscuro Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 Nos. 4-6.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa Fantasie, Op 89

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.


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