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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Luonnotar in Gloucester, Natalie Clein, Giacchino's Music from Up

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

  • Luciano Berio

    Azerbaijan Love Song (Folk Songs)

    Conductor: Luciano Berio. Singer: Cathy Berberian. Ensemble: Julliard Ensemble.
    • Berio: Recital I for Cathy, Folk Songs: Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio.
    • RCA.
    • 20.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major Op.53 "Waldstein" (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Andreas Haefliger.
    • Janacek; Beethoven; Brahms: Perspectives 4 / Andrea Haefliger.
    • Avie.
    • 005.
  • Wim Mertens

    Close Cover

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op.90 'Italian' (iv. Finale)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • LSO Live.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Il carnevale di Venezia, Op. 10, MS 59 (Excerpts Arr. for Violin & Guitar)

    Performer: Karen Gomyo. Performer: Ismo Eskelinen.
    • Carnival.
    • BIS.
    • 801.
  • Michael Giacchino

    Married Life - from Up

    Performer: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Simonec.
    • Disney.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D - finale

    Performer: Ray Chen. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Joseph Kosma

    Les feuilles mortes

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky.
    • Erato.
  • Hubert Parry

    I was glad

    Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.
  • Claude Debussy

    Les collines d'Anacapri (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy

    Bruyères (Preludes, Book 2)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy

    Minstrels (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Philip Lane

    Gloucestershire Wassail (Vivace)

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony: City of Prague Phil, Sutherland.
    • Naxos.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Luonnotar, Op 70

    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Ondine.
  • Gene Kelly

    Singin' in the Rain

    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto in C, K.467; ii) Andante

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
    • Chandos.
  • Yann Tiersen

    La Valse D'amelie

  • Robert Schumann

    Du Ring an meinem Finger (Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42)

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
    • Chandos.
  • Vincent Youmans

    Tahiti Trot

    Music Arranger: Dmitry Shostakovich. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 98 in B flat major (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Haydn: 7 "London" Symphonies: COE, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Ernest Bloch

    Prayer (From Jewish Life)

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Music Arranger: Christopher Palmer. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Concertino, Op.107

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Residentie Orkest. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Great works for flute and orchestra.
    • BIS.
    • 007.
  • Jan Sandström

    A new song of love

    Choir: Radiokören. Director: Peter Dijkstra.
    • Channel.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Various: Violin Concerto; ETC / Kavakos, Chailly, Nagy.
    • DECCA.
    • 003.
  • Träd

    Ya Salio de la Mar

    Performer: Petter Udland Johansen. Performer: Hirundo Maris. Singer: Arianna Savall.
    • ECM.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Mullova Ensemble.
    • ONYX.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Piano Concerto no.2 - 2nd mvt 'Adagio Molto'

    Performer: Finghin Collins. Orchestra: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery.
    • Clarity.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Berenice, regina d'Egitto (Overture)

    Orchestra: Il Complesso Barocco. Singer: Klara Ek. Singer: Ingela Bohlin. Singer: Romina Basso. Singer: Mary-Ellen Nesi. Singer: Franco Fagioli. Singer: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani. Singer: Vito Priante. Conductor: Alan Curtis.
    • Handel: Berenice. Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • John Adams

    Grand Pianola Music (Part II 'On the dominant divide')

    Performer: Orli Shaham. Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Ensemble: Synergy Vocals. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • John Adams: Absolute Jest / Grand Pianola Music.
    • San Francisco Symphony.
    • 9.


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