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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Julia Pastrana, Korngold's Marietta's Lied, Tracy Chevalier

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 author Tracy Chevalier, best known for her novel “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Legends Op. 59: No. 6 in C sharp minor

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Franz Liszt

    Transcendental Study No 12 in B flat minor, 'Chasse-neige'

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Liszt: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • Manuel de Falla

    El amor brujo: Pantomima (Ballet version)

    Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • Falla: El sombrero de tres picos.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 15.
  • Henry Purcell

    Here the deities approve: 3. Welcome to all the pleasures, Z339

    Singer: Robin Blaze. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Director: Phillipe Herreweghe.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No 7 in D minor (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Lev Markiz. Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
    • Mendelssohn: The Complete String Symphonies: Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Lev Ma.
    • Bis.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Marietta's Lute Song (Die tote Stadt)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Renee Fleming - By Request.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in F major, HWV 348, 'Water Music' (Aria)

    Conductor: Nicholas McGegan. Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale.
    • Handel: Water Musick: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    Long Road for chorus

    Ensemble: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Passion and Resurrection.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 3

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9028.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.
  • Samuel Barber

    Summer Music

    Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    La clemenza di Tito, K. 621, Act I: Ah perdona al primo affetto

    Singer: Dana Marbach. Singer: Ann-Beth Solvang. Orchestra: Academia Montis Regalis Orchestra. Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi.
    • CPO.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka

    Orchestra: CBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • SONY.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No 1 in F minor, Op 2 No 1, 2nd mvt

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI.
  • Reveriano Soutullo

    La leyenda del baso

    Composer: Juan Vert. Ensemble: Mariachi Oro Juvenil.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52

    Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • Chopin: 4 Ballades, Scherzos, Mazurkas: Emanuel Ax.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 4.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon per sonar a 4

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • DECCA.
  • Richard Strauss

    Da geht er hin (Der Rosenkavalier)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • DECCA.
  • Kurt Weill

    Surabaya-Jonny (Happy End)

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 15.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes galantes (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Unsent Love Letters

    Performer: Tamara Anna Cislowska.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique, Op 3

    Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • PROFIL.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Apollo e Dafne: 'Cara pianta'

    Singer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in F major, K 213

    Orchestra: Consortium Classicum.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Trio in B flat major, D 471

    Ensemble: Trio Zimmermann.
    • Trio Zimmermann plays Mozart’s Divertimento.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • William Byrd

    Unto the hills mine eyes I lift

    Choir: Cardinall's Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Byrd - The Great Service.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Wedding Waltz (The Veil of the Pierrette)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Dohnanyi: The Veil of Pierrette etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 21.


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