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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Berlioz's Roman Carnival, Rachel Riley, Ethyl and the Empress

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

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Duo for clarinet and bassoon No 1, WoO 27 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Gerard Reuter. Performer: Marc Schachman. Performer: Charles Neidich. Performer: Ayako Oshima. Performer: Dennis Godburn. Performer: Michael O'Donovan. Performer: William Purvis. Performer: Stewart Rose. Ensemble: Mozzafiato. Conductor: Charles Neidich.
    • Beethoven: Chamber music for wind instruments: Mozzafiato/Neidich.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Louis Couperin

    Prélude à l'imitation de Mr Froberger

    Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
  • George Gershwin


    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Percy Grainger

    Scotch Strathspey and Reel

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Country Gardiner Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • The music of Percy Grainger: Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le carnaval romain

    Ensemble: Anima Eterna Brugge. Conductor: Jos van Immerseel.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Le Carnaval Romain.
    • Zig Zag Territories.
    • 6.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor Op.7 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Holly Mathieson.
    • Romance.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Se pieta di me non senti (Guilio Cesare)

    Performer: Regula Mühlemann. Orchestra: La Folia Barockorchester. Conductor: Robin Peter Müller.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Cantabile for string orchestra

    Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Serenade in D: 2nd mvt Scherzo

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
    • Chandos.
  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

    Kyrie (Mass in D major)

    Choir: Stuttgart Philharmonia Choir. Orchestra: Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen. Conductor: Helmut Wolf.
    • AUDITE.
  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

    Benedictus (Mass in D major)

    Singer: Eiddwen Harrhy. Choir: Plymouth Festival Chorus. Orchestra: Plymouth Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • Virgin.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Serenata alla spagnola

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Teldec.
  • Franz Schubert

    6 German Dances, D 820

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D664, D537 etc - Uchida.
    • Philips.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon No. 1 a 4, 'La spiritata'

    Ensemble: Berlin Brass. Conductor: Lucas Vis.
  • Padre Antonio Soler


    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Los Pajaros Perdidos: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 19.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Le carnaval d'Aix

    Performer: Jack Gibbons. Orchestra: New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Carnaval D'Aix - Carnaval De Londres etc New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Sea, Op 28

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Glazunov - Complete Syphonies and Concertos.
    • Warner.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oboe Quartet in F major, K 370

    Performer: Christopher O'Neal. Orchestra: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Deux-Elles.
  • Erland Cooper


    Performer: Klara Schumann. Singer: Lottie Greenhow. Singer: Ann Marwick.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in E major, Wq 182 No 6

    Orchestra: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. Director: Wolfram Christ.
    • C.P.E. Bach - Hamburger Sinfonien WQ.182.
    • Hanssler Classic.
    • 16-18.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Rossini: Overtures: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sérénade grotesque

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.


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