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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Alex Jennings, Frank Kidson's Plaque, Larsson's Romance

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

  • Claude Debussy

    Suite Bergamasque - Prelude

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • DECCA.
  • Giovanni Maria Ruggieri

    Io seguo e adoro - Cantata, Op 5 No 1

    Singer: Dina Konig. Ensemble: Aberdeen Early Music Collective.
    • Vox Regis.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Overture to Armida

    Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie. Conductor: Pietari Inkinen.
    • SWR music.
  • Libby Larsen

    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day (A Lover's Journey)

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Romance Du Soir.
    • Signum.
    • 17.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.
  • Lars‐Erik Larsson

    Romance (Pastoral Suite, Op 19)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Magnus Ericsson.
    • BIS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trio in G major, H XV 25, 'Gypsy' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios Hob XV 24, 25, 26 and 31.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks

    Etruscan Concerto

    Performer: Caroline Almonte. Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Mills.
    • ABC Classics.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Marietta's Lute Song (Die tote Stadt)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Renee Fleming - By Request.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Lars‐Erik Larsson

    Romance (Pastoral Suite, Op 19)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Magnus Ericsson.
    • BIS.
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan

    Fantasy Variations on Themes from Mozart's 'Don Giovanni', Op 26

    Performer: Anthony Goldstone. Performer: Caroline Clemmow.
    • SYMPOSIUM.
  • Roger Quilter

    Barbara Allen

    Singer: Ashley Riches.
  • Leos Janáček

    Katya Kabanova (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Sir Charles Mackerras Conducts Janacek.
    • Supraphon.
    • 1.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Romance in G major, Op 26

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Naoko Tanaka.
    • Romances: Gil Shaham/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Dag Wirén

    Marcia (Serenade for Strings in C major, Op 11)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Stig Westerberg.
    • Swedish Highlights: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Westerberg.
    • Caprice.
    • 5.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Interlude (The Song)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Stig Westerberg.
    • CAPRICE.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes)

    Performer: Jon Vickers. Performer: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 6 in C major, D 589 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Schubert: 8 Symphonies: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Se la face ay pale

    Ensemble: Capilla Flamenca. Director: Marnix De Cat.
    • MUSIQUE EN WALLONIE.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Mozart Overtures Sir Colin Davis Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 15.
  • Michael Nyman

    In re Don Giovanni

    Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band.
    • Michael Nyman: Live.
    • Venture.
    • 1.
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Tarantella, Adagio and Interlude (The Golden Key - Ballet Suite No 3)

    Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Mark Ermler.
    • OLYMPIA.
  • Josef Suk

    Symphony No 1 in E major, Op 14 - second movement (Adagio)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • Suk: Symphony in E Major.
    • Supraphon.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Rondo capriccioso, Op 14

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1&2: Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 9.
  • George Frideric Handel

    As with rosy steps the morn (Theodora)

    Singer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel: Arias: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
    • Avie.
    • 2.

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