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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Stravinsky's Fireworks, Walter and Vienna reunited, Alex Jennings

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

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes & bassoon in D, TWV54.D3: Vivace

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 4.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Cello sonata in E minor, Op.35 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Christian Poltéra. Performer: Oliver Triendl.
    • Pejacevic: Trio & Sonata.
    • CPO.
    • 6.
  • William Byrd

    Tristitia et anxietas

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Fireworks, Op 4

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • BMG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro

    Performer: Osian Ellis. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • Decca.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Keyboard Sonata in F sharp major, K 318

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • BIS.
  • Howard Ferguson

    Octet Op. 4 - last movement: Allegro feroce

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra, Op.28

    Performer: Deborah Nemtanu. Orchestra: Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Works by Faure and Saint-Saens.
    • MIRARE.
    • 001.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Der Abschied (Das Lied von der Erde)

    Singer: Kathleen Ferrier. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Bruno Walter.
    • NAXOS Historical.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Sonate-fantaisie for piano

    Performer: Stephen Coombs.
    • Alexander Scriabin: The Early Scriabin: Stephen Coombs.
    • Helios.
    • 11.
  • Franz Schubert

    Im Dorfe, D 911 No 17 (Winterreise)

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • Schubert Winterreise: Mark Padmore - Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 17.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Departure (Winter Bonfire, first movement)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • ASV.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

    Orchestrator: Edward Elgar. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Cipriano de Rore

    Illuxit nunc sacra dies

    Ensemble: Brabant Ensemble. Conductor: Stephen Rice.
    • Hyperion.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Sextet for Piano & Winds in C Minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro

    Performer: Éric Le Sage. Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • Les Vents Français - Winds & Piano.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 104.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage of Figaro (Overture)

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Rene Jacobs.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn to St Cecilia, Op.27

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS.
  • Robert Johnson

    Satyr's Dance (Oberon)

    Performer: Ronald Romm. Performer: Frederic Mills. Performer: David Ohanian. Performer: Eugene Watts. Performer: Charles Daellenbach. Music Arranger: Mark Kroll. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • Canadian Brass: English Renaissance Music.
    • CBS.
  • Andrea Tarrodi

    Sorrow and Joy

    Performer: Jon Dahlkvist. Performer: Hannah Dahlkvist.
    • Andrea Tarrodi: String Quartets.
    • db Productions.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425

    Performer: Ugo Orlandi. Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti. Director: Claudio Scimone.
    • The Magic of the Mandoline - Greatest Concertos. Mandoline and string orchestra.
    • Erato.
    • 4.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 7.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Sarka (Má vlast)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • LSO LIVE.

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