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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Debussy all at sea, Alex Jennings

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0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today's starter is Bach's Concerto for 4 harpsichords. Other musical highlights this morning include the Gloria from Ethel Smyth's colossal Mass, and Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor.

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

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Quartet in D major, K 285 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Guy Eshed. Ensemble: Ensemble 360.
    • Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K285, etc.: Ensemble 360.
    • ASV.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian) III. Scherzo

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • ONYX.
  • Gustav Holst

    Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Holst: The Planets; Asteroids.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Antoine Reicha

    Grande symphonie de salon No. 1: II. Adagio

    Conductor: Julien Chauvin. Ensemble: Le Concert de la Loge.
    • Reicha: Grande symphonie de salon - Beethoven: Septet, Op. 20.
    • Aparté.
    • 102.
  • Trad.

    Down by the Salley Gardens

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Music Arranger: Barry Douglas.
    • Celtic Reflections.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 4 keyboards in A minor, BWV 1065

    Performer: Lars Ulrik Mortensen. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Performer: Marieke Spaans. Performer: Marcus Mohlin. Orchestra: Concerto Copenhagen.
    • Bach Harpsichord Concertos Vol 3.
    • CPO.
    • 7.
  • Amy Beach

    Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 34 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: John Lenehan.
    • Works For Violin and Piano.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March in C minor, Op 39 no.3

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Teldec.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in G minor Op.6 no.6

    Orchestra: Nederlands Kamerorkest. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Newton Classics.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Die Fledermaus (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • J. Strauss II: Walzes & Overtures: Welser-Most.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Claude Debussy

    La mer

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
    • Debussy: La Mer: Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Dialogue du vent et de la mer (La Mer)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Debussy: Nocturnes/La Mer/Jeux: Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Philip Glass

    Wichita Vortex Sutra

    • Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 6.
    • Grand Piano.
    • 301.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Freischütz (Schelm! Halt fest)

    Music Arranger: Wenzel Sedlak. Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • Weber: Der Freischutz (Harmoniemusik), Consortium Classicum.
    • MD&G.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 - Aria da capo

    Performer: Zuzana Růžičková.
    • Erato.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Missa Salisburgensis (Kyrie)

    Choir: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Robert Schumann

    Concertstuck in F major Op.86 (1st mvt)

    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: John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 3.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    The Belles of St Trinian's (Prelude)

    Music Arranger: Christopher Palmer. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34: I. Allegro non troppo

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin.
    • Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47 - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34.
    • BIS.
    • 201.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Abduction from the Seraglio (Overture)

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Ensemble: Sarband. Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt. Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt.
    • Archiv.
  • Marius Neset

    Viaduct - Part 1f

    Performer: Marius Neset. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson.
    • Act.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 44: II. Allegro vivace - Andante - Allegro

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 3-5.
    • BIS.
    • 202.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Se potessero i sospir' miei from Imeneo

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Orchestra: Artaserse Ensemble.
    • The Handel Album.
    • Erato.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moment musicaux, D 780 (No 4 in C sharp minor)

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21, Allegretto in C minor, Moment Musicaux: Kovacevich.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Mass in D - Gloria

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Singer: Susanna Hurrell. Singer: Catriona Morison. Singer: Ben Johnson. Singer: Duncan Rock.
    • Chandos.

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