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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Tracy Chevalier, Ancient Scottish instruments, Poulenc's Suite française

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

  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Keyboard Suite in D minor (Chaconne; Minuet)

    Performer: Carol Cerasi.
    • Jacquet de La Guerre - Suites for Harpsichord.
    • Metronome.
    • 7-8.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Russia (second version)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G major, Op 32 No 5

    Performer: David Helfgott.
    • RCA.
  • Louis Marchand

    Pieces d'Orgue, Book II (excs)

    Performer: David Ponsford.
    • Nimbus.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Viennese Musical Clock (Hary Janos Suite, Op 35a)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite - Dances of Galanta...: BFO, Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 11.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Suite française for cello and piano

    Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Performer: John York.
    • ASV.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 1

    Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Virgin.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Piangerò la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare)

    Conductor: Andrea Marcon. Singer: Patricia Petibon. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra.
    • Rosso Italian Baroque Arias: Patricia Petibon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 6.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Quintet in F major Op 11 No 3

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Ensemble: Les Adieux.
    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Andreas Staier Edition.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 007.
  • Alex Muir

    Bays of Harris

    Music Arranger: G.O. Jones. Ensemble: The Regimental Band, Pipes and Drums of the Royal Highland Fusiliers.
    • BNA.
  • Traditional Scottish

    Rory Dall's Port

    Performer: Alison Kinnaird.
    • COMD 2005.
  • Traditional Scottish

    Cumh easbig Earraghaal (The Bishop of Argyle's Lament)

    Performer: Alison Kinnaird.
    • COMD 2005.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Queen Mab scherzo (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DECCA.
  • Charlotte Bray

    Agnus Dei (a reflection on Byrd's Agnus Dei from the Mass for 5 voices)

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
  • William Byrd

    In resurrectione tua

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Suite italienne for cello and piano: 1st movement

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • Virgin.
  • Robert Keane

    The Tiger Tango (Save the Animals Suite)

    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Hyperion.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris for orchestra

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic. Director: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Gershwin: Rhapsody: Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    String Quartet no 1; 3rd movement, Vivo

    Ensemble: Silesian String Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Grieg: Complete Music with Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 18 in D major, K 576 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Philips.
    • 8.
  • Franz Schubert

    Theme and Variations on Trockne Blumen, D 802

    Performer: Pieter Wispelwey. Performer: Paolo Giacometti.
    • 1.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Invocación y danza (Homenaje a Manuel de Falla)

    Performer: Xuefei Yang. Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. Conductor: Eije Oue.
    • Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez: Xuefei Yang.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 15.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Sibelius Prokofiev: Violin Concerto.
    • EMI.
    • 4.


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