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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Angela Hewitt, The Warsaw Concerto, Dylan and Igor's Beautiful Idea

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 pianist Angela Hewitt..

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

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Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple Symphony (Boisterous Bourrée)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev/Bizet/Britten: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Nancy Dalberg

    Quartet no.1: i) Allegro appassionato

    Ensemble: Nordic String Quartet.
    • Dacapo.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Autumn Evening, Op 38 No 1

    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • ONDINE.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Trumpet Concerto in D major

    Music Arranger: John Wallace. Music Arranger: Simon Wright. Performer: Alison Balsom. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Addinsell

    Warsaw Concerto

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hugh Wolff.
    • Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, BBCSO, Hugh Wolff.
    • Decca.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: Andrés Segovia.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Steven Lubin. Performer: Simon Standage. Performer: Trevor Jones. Performer: David Watkin. Performer: Amanda MacNamara.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet, 7 Lieder; Lubin, Ainsley, AAMCE.
    • Oiseau Lyre.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ei parte (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Igor Stravinsky


    Performer: Dimitri Ashkenazy. Performer: Matthew Draper. Performer: Andrea de Flammineis. Performer: Jonathan Kelly. Performer: Laurent Quénelle.
    • DECCA.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    In memoriam Dylan Thomas

    Singer: Alexander Young. Ensemble: Columbia Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in C major, RV 82

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Performer: Ophira Zakai. Performer: Patrick Sepec.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in G major H.16.27 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Haydn: Piano Sonatas vol.3: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Charles Williams

    Dream of Olwen

    Performer: Philip Fowke. Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Proinnsías Ó Duinn.
    • Naxos.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Piano Concerto, Op 20 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Lawo.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    'The Assault on Beautiful Gorky' (The Unforgettable Year 1919)

    Performer: Ellena Alekseyeva. Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adriano.
    • NAXOS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's Corner: Cake Walk

    Performer: Jean-Paul Sevilla.
    • Discovery.
  • Florence Price

    Symphony No 3 no. 3 in C minor (4th movement)

    Orchestra: The Women’s Philharmonic. Conductor: Apo Hsu.
    • KOCH.
  • Benjamin Godard

    Suite de trois morceaux, Op 116

    Performer: Jeffrey Khaner. Performer: Hugh Sung.
    • The Romantic Flute: Jeffrey Khaner.
    • Avie.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fourteen variations in E flat for piano trio, Op 44

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Performer: Jacqueline du Pré.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ode to St Cecilia: The Soft Complaining Flute

    Performer: Richard Adeney. Performer: Julian Bream. Singer: Heather Harper. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • BBC Legends.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Pieces in G

    Performer: Karen Flint.
    • PLECTRA.
  • Richard Strauss

    Romanze, TRV 80

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Strauss: Concertante Works.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 005.
  • Gabriel Prokofiev


    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: German Chamber Orchestra, Berlin. Conductor: Simon Halsey.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.


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