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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Elisabeth Lutyens, Rachel Riley, Chopin's Nocturne in E flat major

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

  • Enrique Granados

    Valenciana (Spanish Dances, Op 37)

    Performer: Alicia de Laroccha.
    • DECCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cello concerto in D major (after Horn concerto K.447)

    Performer: Valentin Radutio. Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester. Conductor: Stephan Frucht.
    • Hänssler Classic CD HC16038.
    • Hänssler Classic.
    • 6.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Ego sum panis vivus

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Paganini Variations on the 24th Caprice for string quartet

    Music Arranger: Jacques Ysaye. Ensemble: Quatuor Capriccio.
    • Orchid Classics.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2

    Performer: David Fray.
    • Chopin: Piano Works.
    • Erato/Warner Classics.
    • 101.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture, Op.80

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Brahms: 4 Symphonies: Berlin Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Septet in E-Flat Major: IV. Rondo. Allegro

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • Glinka: Septet, Trio Pathetique, Serenade & 3 Russian Songs.
    • CPO.
    • 104.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Hipocondrie a 7 in A major

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2

    Performer: David Fray.
    • Chopin: Piano Works.
    • Erato/Warner Classics.
    • 101.
  • George Enescu

    Concert Piece for viola and piano

    Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Evelyn Chang.
    • AVIE.
  • Elisabeth Lutyens

    The Film Star (Stevie Smith Songs)

    Singer: Meriel Dickinson. Performer: Peter Dickinson.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Five o'clock Foxtrot

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • LONDON.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Symphony No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 34: III. Scherzo. Allegro ma non troppo presto

    Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2 & Ett drömspel.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • John Field

    Nocturne No 5 in B flat major

    Performer: Benjamin Frith.
    • NAXOS.
  • Béla Bartók

    Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106: III. Adagio

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • The Stuttgart Recordings.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 1203.
  • Robert Schumann

    Träumerei, Op 15 No 7 (Kinderszenen)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek - On the overgrown path I..
    • 26.
  • John Eccles

    Symphony for Mercury (The Judgment of Paris)

    Performer: David Hendrey. Orchestra: Early Opera Company. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • Chandos.
  • Philip Glass

    Knee Play 1 (Einstein on the Beach)

    Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble. Conductor: Michael Riesman.
    • SONY.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Fantasia para un Gentilhombre: I. Adagietto

    Performer: Dale Kavanagh. Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Arad. Conductor: Horst-Hans Bäcker.
    • Rodrigo: Works for Guitar & Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 101.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for flute and orchestra (RV.428) (Op.10`3) in D major "Il Gardellino [The Goldfinch]": 1st movement; Allegro

    Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Vivaldi: 6 Flute Concertos Op.10: Beznosiuk, The English Concert, Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Three Divertimenti - Waltz

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto à 5 in D minor, Op 9 No 2

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Ensemble: I Musici. Conductor: Maria Teresa Garatti.
    • Philips.
  • Ennio Morricone

    The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe

    Performer: Joan Whiting. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ennio Morricone.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88 (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
    • Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 3 in E flat major, Op 12 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • Beethoven, The Complete Sonatas For Violin And Piano: Capucon, Braley.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 13.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Autumn Gardens (Finale; Giocoso e leggiero)

    Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Rautavaara: Gift of Dreams, Autumn Gardens.
    • Ondine.
    • 6.


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