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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Rachel Riley, Lord Berners

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, television presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Polonaise in E flat major, B100

    Orchestra: Prague Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Dvorak, Suk: Small Orchestral Pieces, Fantastic Scherzo.
    • Supraphon.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Mendelssohn: Athalie, Op. 74, MWV M 16: IVa. War March of the Priests

    Performer: David Briggs.
    • Pro Organo.
  • Trad.

    The Leaving of Liverpool

    Performer: Alisdair Hogarth. Music Arranger: Richard Miller. Singer: Jennifer Johnston.
    • Rubicon Classics.
  • John Lennon


    Composer: Paul McCartney. Performer: Alisdair Hogarth. Singer: Jennifer Johnston.
    • Rubicon.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in G major, Op 3 No 3

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Erato.
  • Richard Wagner

    Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Wagner - Dudamel.
    • Gustavo Dudamel.
    • 3.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Regina caeli

    Choir: El León de Oro. Director: Peter Phillips.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pagodes (Estampes)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete Works for Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Allegro in B flat major (Les Vendredis)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Overture in D major H.1a.7

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • BR Klassik : 40357-190010-2.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 1.
  • Miles Davis

    Blue in Green arr McLaughlin for 2 pianos

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Music Arranger: John McLaughlin.
    • Love of colours: Katia & Marielle Labeque.
    • Sony.
  • Lord Berners

    Red Roses and Red Noses

    Performer: Len Vorster. Singer: Ian Partridge.
    • Naxos.
  • Peter Dickinson

    Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners for Clavichord - i. Blues

    • Heritage.
  • Fats Waller

    Ain't Misbehavin'

    Composer: Harry Brooks. Music Arranger: Benny Goodman. Orchestra: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.
    • Disky.
  • Lord Berners

    The Triumph of Neptune - Prelude

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Naxos.
  • Lord Berners

    Nicholas Nickleby - Incidental Music from the Film - Part 1

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • EMI.
  • Lord Berners

    Come on Algernon'

    Performer: Len Vorster. Singer: Ian Partridge.
    • Naxos.
  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere mei, Deus

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Robert Schumann

    Eintritt (Waldszenen, Op 82)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek - On the overgrown path I..
    • 11.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Cunning Little Vixen: Finale

    Singer: Dalibor Jedlička. Singer: Peter Saray. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • DECCA.
  • Robert Schumann

    Abschied (Waldszenen, Op 82)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek - On the overgrown path I..
    • 19.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Danse païenne, Op 158

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Performer: Peter Jablonski.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Aquarium (Carnival of the Animals)

    Orchestra: Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
    • EMI.
  • John Adams

    Violin Concerto - 3rd mvt 'Toccare '

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • NAXOS.
  • Robert Schumann

    Papillons, Op 2

    Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in F major, K 138

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Jane Glover.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Howard Skempton

    More Sweet Than My Refrain

    Performer: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Performer: Paul Hillier.
    • Cantaloupe Music CA21127.
    • Cantaloupe Music.
    • 12.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 4 in F sharp minor

    Music Arranger: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Philips.
  • Richard Strauss

    8 Lieder (Op.49) [1900-01], no.1; Waldseligkeit

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Simon Keenlyside.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Trio in D major, Op 9 No 2 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Trio Zimmermann.
    • Bis.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor, BWV 1056

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.


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