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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Natalie Clein, Crotch's Quarters, Stravinsky's Firebird

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 cellist Natalie Clein.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frank Bridge

    Cherry Ripe

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Missa Mater Patris: Gloria

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Concerto in D major for two horns, 'Die Jagd' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Hermann Baumann. Performer: Radovan Vlatković. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Iona Brown.
    • Philips.
  • Steve Reich

    Different Trains: 1) America - before the war

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in E flat major, Op 119 No 4

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
    • DECCA.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Berceuse; Finale (The Firebird)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Suite española (Granada)

    Performer: Julian Bream.
    • RCA.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux and strings

    Performer: Erik Hoeprich. Performer: Lisa Klewitt. Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Concertos pour Instruments à Vent (Ensemble : Musica Antiqua Köln - Direction :.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 8-11.
  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Sketches for orchestra

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • William Crotch

    Overture In G Major

    Orchestra: Milton Keynes City Orchestra. Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton.
    • Crotch: Symphonies In F & E Flat etc..
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstück in E flat minor, D 946 No 1

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Robert Schumann

    Vogel als Prophet (Waldszenen, Op 82)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek - On the overgrown path I..
    • 17.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Dainty Fine Bird

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs)

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Ravel, The Piano Concertos: Aimard/Cleveland Orchestra/Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 6.
  • Richard Strauss

    Serenade in E flat major for 13 wind instruments, Op 7

    Ensemble: London Winds. Director: Michael Collins.
    • Strauss: Complete Music for Winds: London Winds/Collins.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    La capricieuse, Op 17

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Elgar Howarth

    Mosaic for brass band

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
    • Bold as Brass.
    • Belart.
    • 9.
  • Meredith Monk

    Double Fiesta

    Performer: Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble.
    • ECM.
  • Robert Schumann

    Konzertstuck in F major for 4 horns and orchestra, Op. 86

    Performer: Roger Montgomery. Performer: Gavin Edwards. Performer: Susan Dent. Performer: Robert Maskell. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Schumann: Complete Symphonies.
    • 1.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    La rose complète; Dirait-on (Les chansons des roses)

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Les Chansons Des Roses.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9-10.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 3 in A flat major, Op 47

    Performer: Piotr Anderszewski.
    • Chopin: Ballades, Mazurkas, Polonaises.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 7.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Che Si Puo Fare?

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Ensemble: La magnifica comunità. Director: Enrico Casazza.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Traditional Mexican


    Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
    • Dances Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.


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