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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Joseph Antonio Emidy, Gershwin's Piano Concerto, Rachel Riley

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. Today's starter is the laid-back jazz cool of the slow movement of Gershwin's Piano Concerto. Other musical highlights include Stravinsky's entrancing take on the baroque - his Pulcinella Suite - and the terrifying Dies Irae from Berlioz's Requiem.

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

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Bergamasca (Ancient Airs and Dances)

    Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Henry Raudales.
    • Respighi: Antiche danze ed arie per liuto & Gli uccelli.
    • CPO.
    • 204.
  • Emilie Mayer

    Piano Sonata in D minor - 3rd mvt: Un poco adagio

    Performer: Yang Tai.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Oboe Concerto after BWV 150, BWV 170 and BWV 49 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Conductor: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Trinity Baroque. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Voices Of Bach Albrecht Mayer.
    • Decca.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Welltempered Extension (After J. S. Bach's BWV 846)

    Composer: Benjamin Schmid.
    • Bach:Reflected.
    • Oehms Classics.
    • 107.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Cello Duo No. 1 in B flat - 1st mvt

    • Offenbach: 6 Cello Duos.
    • La Dolce Volta.
    • 107.
  • George Gershwin

    Piano Concerto in F major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Hélène Grimaud. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Gershwin, Ravel: Piano Concertos: Grimaud, Zinman.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charle.
    • Linn.
    • 7.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zigeunerweisen, Op 20

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Greg Knowles. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Classic Kennedy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 018.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude 9

    Performer: Maki Namekawa.
    • Orange Mountain.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio sonata in G major Op.4`10

    Orchestra: Rebel Baroque Orchestra. Director: Jörg-Michael Schwarz.
    • DORIAN.
  • Time Traveller: Joseph Antonio Emidy (by Davina Shum)

  • Thomas Tallis

    O Sacrum Convivium

    Performer: ORA. Performer: Suzie Digby.
    • Many Are The Wonders.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956: III. Scherzo & Trio

    Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Schubert: Quintet and Lieder.
    • Erato/Warner Classics.
    • 103.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major: Argerich, Berliner Phil, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Venga pur, minacci e frema (Mitridate, re di Ponto)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • DECCA.
  • Rachel Riley on her Jewish heritage

  • London Klezmer Quartet

    Bulgar 147

    Ensemble: London Klezmer Quartet.
    • Ethnomusic.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella Suite

    Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki. Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta.
    • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Apollon musagète & Concerto for Strings in D Major.
    • BIS.
    • 108.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Quintet No 2 in A major, Op 81 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Boris Giltburg. Ensemble: Pavel Haas Quartet.
    • Dvorak Quintets Op 81 & 97.
    • Supraphon.
    • 004.
  • George Gershwin

    I loves you Porgy

    Performer: Miles Davis. Music Arranger: Miles Davis. Music Arranger: Gil Evans.
  • Salvador Bacarisse

    Concertino for guitar and orchestra, Op.72 (Romanza)

    Performer: Narciso Yepes. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Odón Alonso.
    • Guitarra Espanola Vol.4: Narciso Yepes.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Chaconne (Les Indes galantes)

    Orchestra: La Chapelle Royale. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande messe des morts, Op. 5, "Requiem": Dies irae

    Choir: Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh. Ensemble: Chetham's School of Music Symphonic Brass Ensemble. Orchestra: Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Berlioz: Grande messe des morts (1837).
    • Signum Classics.
    • 2.

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