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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Alex Jennings, Karas's The Third Man, Charles Avison's Impressive Portfolio

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 actor Alex Jennings.

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

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Music Played

  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Celebration for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Chandos.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse sentimentale, Op 51 No 6

    Performer: Henri Demarquette. Performer: Boris Berezovsky. Music Arranger: Viktor Kubatsky.
    • Mirare.
  • Anthony Holborne

    Muy Linda

    Ensemble: Barokksolistene. Director: Bjarte Eike.
    • BIS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending (choral arrangement)

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Music Arranger: Paul Drayton. Choir: Swedish Chamber Choir. Conductor: Simon Phipps.
    • Chandos.
  • Anton Karas

    The Third Man - Harry Lime theme

    Performer: Anton Karas.
    • Paradiso.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in F major, K 247 - 1st movement, Allegro

    Ensemble: The Gaudier Ensemble.
    • Mozart: Divertimenti K247 & K334: The Gaudier Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in A major D.664 for piano: 3rd movement; Allegro

    Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda.
    • RCA.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Zefiro.
    • Zelenka: Sonatas 1,3 & 4.
    • ASTREE.
    • 10.
  • Anton Karas

    The Third Man - Harry Lime theme

    Performer: Anton Karas.
    • Paradiso.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Viva Verdi.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'isle joyeuse orch Molinari

    Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Debussy.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5; Markl.
    • Naxos.
    • 16.
  • Amanda Röntgen-Maier

    Violin sonata in B minor (3rd movt)

    Performer: Cecilia Zilliacus. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Amanda Maier, Volume 2; Violin sonata, 9 Pieces for violin and piano, 4 Songs.
    • db Productions.
    • 3.
  • Aaron Copland

    Morning on the Ranch (The Red Pony)

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Copland: Four dances from Rodeo: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/Falletta.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March (The Love of Three Oranges)

    Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Prokofiev: Orchestral Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 201.
  • Mikis Theodorakis

    Zorba's Dance (Zorba the Greek)

    Ensemble: Unnamed performers.
    • Zorba The Greek - original soundtrack album.
    • FONTANA.
    • 6.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Intermezzo (Hary Janos)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G major, Op 77 No 1 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Alban Berg Quartett.
    • EMI.
  • Arthur Schwartz

    A shine on your shoes

    Composer: Howard Dietz. Singer: Fred Astaire.
    • The Band Wagon Original Sound Track.
    • MCA.
  • Hans Rott

    Symphony No 1 in E major - 3rd movement, Scherzo - frisch und lebhaft

    Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker. Conductor: Hansjörg Albrecht.
    • Oehms.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Overture)

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Mozart: The Magic Flute: John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Dixit Dominus (ii) [1640]

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. Choir: 24. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Decca : 00289 483 1654.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Daniel Thorne

    From the Other Side of the World

    Performer: Daniel Thorne.
    • Lines of Sight.
    • Erased Tapes.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774 arr Hope

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • The Romantic Violinist, A celebration of Joseph Joachim: Daniel Hope.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Concerto in B minor for flute, oboe, strings and continuo (FWV.L:h1)

    Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk. Performer: Andreas Helm. Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Monica Huggett.
    • Linn.
  • Isaías Sávio


    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • Latino: Milos Karadaglic/Studioorchester der Europäischen FilmPhilharmonie/Israe.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 arr Cortot and Hough

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • French Album: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.


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