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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Mrs Brown's Composers, Alex Jennings, Debussy's Rapsodie for Saxophone and Orchestra

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.

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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

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, Kk.9

    Performer: Andrew Tyson.
    • Alpha.
  • William Walton

    Praise ye; Thus in Babylon (Belshazzar's Feast)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Decca.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Tarantella in A minor

    Music Arranger: Erwin Schwarz-Reiflingen. Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Performer: Ismo Eskelinen.
    • Ondine.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Scherzo in B flat major

    Orchestrator: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Claudio Abbado conducts Mussorgsky.
    • BMG Classics.
    • 004.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    L'eraclito amoroso: Udite amanti

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg. Performer: Anders Ericson. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Claude Debussy

    Saxophone Rhapsody

    Performer: Theodore Kerkezos. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Ivanovich Simonov.
    • Legende: Theodore Kerkezos.
    • Onyx.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet Op. 20 No. 4 in D major (final movement)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op. 20.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Libby Larsen


    Performer: Eugenia Zukerman.
    • DELOS.
  • Mario Castelnuovo‐Tedesco

    The Winter's Tale, Op 80 (Shakespeare Overtures)

    Orchestra: West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
    • Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures 2.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Rosemary Brown

    Scherzo in F-Sharp Minor ('Chopin')

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Musikmedium Rosemary Brown.
    • Intercord.
    • 6.
  • Rosemary Brown

    Bagatelle in E-Flat Major ('Beethoven')

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Musikmedium Rosemary Brown.
    • Intercord.
    • 1.
  • Rosemary Brown

    Grübelei ('Liszt')

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Musikmedium Rosemary Brown.
    • Intercord.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in D, Op.70/1 "Ghost"

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, The Isle of the Dead, The Rock.
    • Avie.
    • 1.
  • Jean-Baptiste Singelée

    Grand Quatour Concertant, Op.79

    Ensemble: Ferio Saxophone Quartet.
    • FLUX.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.
  • Barbara Thompson

    Saxophone Quartet No 1: Scherzoso

    Ensemble: Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
  • Stephen Oliver

    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Overture

    Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz.
    • Jay.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sextet for 2 horns and string quartet, Op 81b

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • ASV GOLD.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Così fan tutte (Overture)

    Conductor: Teodor Currentzis. Orchestra: MusicAeterna.
    • Sony.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Song of the Fates, Op 89

    Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Tudor.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Honie-suckle Almaine

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Music for Viols.
    • Virgin.
    • 13.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Sonata in G minor: 2) Adagio

    Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
    • Romance.
    • Decca.
    • 14.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un reve

    Music Arranger: Pau Casals. Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
    • Decca.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sonata in G minor, HWV 360

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Christian Rivet.
    • Around the World.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 13-16.
  • Aaron Copland

    Saturday Night Waltz (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo)

    Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Lane.
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Fanfare.
    • Telarc.
    • 4.
  • Robert Schumann

    Allegro in B minor, Op 8

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.


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