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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Angela Hewitt, Birtwistle's Viaduct, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

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 - the boundless energy and thrill of the finale of Beethoven's Symphony No.7. Other musical highlights: a sparkling performance of Boccherini's Cello Concerto No.6, and Gershwin's glitzy Second Rhapsody.

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music making of the British Isles. Kate Romano on Birtwistle's viaduct.

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 - choral music by William Byrd.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    La danza (Soirées musicales)

    Singer: Roberto Alagna. Orchestra: London Orchestra. Conductor: Yvan Cassar.
    • Roberto Alagna: My Life is an Opera.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Rebecca Clarke


    Performer: Jonathan Rees. Performer: Kathron Sturrock.
    • Rebecca Clarke: Songs.
    • Gamut Classics.
    • 21.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K297b - 3rd mvt

    Performer: Ian Hardwick. Performer: Thomas Watmough. Performer: Jonathan Davies. Performer: John Ryan. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Jurowski Conducts Mozart Wind Concertos.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 106.
  • Kraja

    Polska Till Rut

    • Hur Långt Som Helst.
    • Westpark Music.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in D major Op.3`6

    Performer: Robert Woolley. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3 & Op.6.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 021.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 in A Op.92 - 4th mvt: Allegro con brio

    Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • DG.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Clarinet Trio in E flat major, Op 44 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Farrenc: Piano Trios / Sextet.
    • CPO.
    • 9.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux de vagues (La mer)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Debussy: La mer/Jeux: LSO/Gergiev.
    • LSO Live.
    • 3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
    • AVIE.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Pale Yellow (Piano Trio)

    Performer: Anne Akiko Meyers. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Adam Neiman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Time Traveller: Kate Romano on Birtwistle's viaduct

  • Nicola Matteis

    Diverse bizzarie sopra la vecchia sarabanda

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simos Papanas. Performer: Jonathan Cohen. Performer: Emmanuele Forni. Performer: Michael Metzler. Performer: Naoki Kitaya.
    • Warner.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Barcarolle, Op 108

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz. Ensemble: Fine Arts Quartet.
    • NAXOS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet in G minor Op.25 (4th mvt)

    Orchestrator: Arnold Schoenberg. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hail, bright Cecilia (Symphony)

    Orchestra: Gabrieli Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Archiv.
  • Angela Hewitt on her love of Italy

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, K 159

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Cello Concerto No.6 in D major

    Performer: Ophélie Gaillard. Orchestra: Pulcinella Orchestra.
    • Boccherini: Cello Concertos, Stabat Mater & Quintet.
    • Aparté.
    • 101.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Souvenir De Florence.
    • Teldec.
    • 8.
  • Gregory Hutter

    Still Life

    Orchestra: Moravská filharmonie Olomouc. Conductor: Andreas Herm Baumgartner.
    • My Playlist for Painting & Drawing.
    • Naxos.
    • 601.
  • William Byrd

    Cunctis diebus

    Choir: The Cardinall’s Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • William Byrd: Infelix ego The Cardinall's Musick.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf der Bruck, D 853

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Florian Boesch.
    • Schubert: Der Wanderer.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • George Gershwin

    Second Rhapsody

    Performer: Andrew von Oeyen. Orchestra: Prague Philharmonia. Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume.
    • Saint-Saëns, Ravel & Gershwin: Piano Concertos.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 107.


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