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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Glenda Jackson, Holmes's gramophone, Bądarzewska-Baranowska's Maiden's Prayer

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, Glenda Jackson.

1110 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential piano preludes.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Simple Symphony (Playful Pizzicato)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ellens Gesang 3, D 839, 'Ave Maria'

    Performer: Irwin Gage. Singer: Jessye Norman.
    • Jessye Norman, Schubert & Mahler, Irwin Gage.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Sally Beamish

    Seavaigers (Haven)

    Performer: Chris Stout. Performer: Catriona McKay. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • McKay Stout Music.
  • Anon.

    Passamezzo Pavan

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Suite, No 3: The Three Wonders

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Suites by Russian Composers.
    • Melodiya.
    • 10.
  • Tekla Bądarzewska

    The Maiden's Prayer

    Performer: Philip Martin.
    • The Maiden's Prayer: Philip Martin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in G major, K 525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Jordi Savall. Orchestra: Concert Des Nations.
    • Mozart: Serenate, Notturne, Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Le Concert de Nations, Jordi.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Richard Strauss

    Duett-Concertino

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Julie Price. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Strauss: Concertante Works.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 02.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in G flat major, Op 25 No 9

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 21.
  • Tekla Bądarzewska

    The Maiden's Prayer

    Performer: Philip Martin.
    • The Maiden's Prayer: Philip Martin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Jean Mouton

    Nesciens mater virgo virum

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Spotless Rose.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    On wings of song arr Larsen, Op 34 No 2

    Performer: Ida Haendel. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons.
    • Testament.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    In Windsor Forest

    Choir: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Conductor: Norman Del Mar. Singer: Helen Field.
    • EMI.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    In Windsor Forest

    Choir: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Conductor: Norman Del Mar. Singer: Helen Field.
    • EMI.
  • Tekla Bądarzewska

    The Maiden's Prayer

    Performer: Philip Martin.
    • The Maiden's Prayer: Philip Martin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Enrique Granados

    The Maiden and The Nightingale (Goyescas)

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Enrique Granados: The Collection.
    • Sony.
    • 6.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Ave Maria (Otello, Act IV)

    Singer: Margaret Price. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in D minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden' - 4th movement, Presto

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Fats Waller

    Ain't Misbehavin'

    Composer: Harry Brooks. Composer: Andy Razaf. Performer: Fats Waller.
    • Stormy Weather (The Soundtrack Factory).
    • Disconforme.
    • 8.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    L'amante modesto

    Singer: Céline Scheen. Singer: Mariana Flores. Singer: Fabián Schofrin. Singer: Jaime Caicompai. Singer: Matteo Bellotto. Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea. Director: Leonardo García Alarcón.
    • Ambronay.
  • Claude Debussy

    La fille aux cheveux de lin (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Debussy: 16 Preludes: Bolet.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Aaron Copland

    The Tender Land - Suite

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Aaron Copland.
    • SONY.
  • George Frideric Handel

    He shall drink of the torrent (Dixit Dominus)

    Singer: Angela Kazimierczuk. Singer: Katherine Fugue. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Vivaldi Gloria / Handel Dixit Dominus.
    • Philips.
    • 026.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Trio in A minor: IV - Final. Anime

    Ensemble: Trio Karénine.
    • Fauré, Ravel & Tailleferre.
    • Mirare.
    • 107.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.

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