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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Boughton's Glastonbury Festival, Hermann's Hunt from Marnie, Glenda Jackson

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

  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Truffaldino (Introduction and Grotesque March)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Busoni: Turandot Suite - Riccardo Muti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Ave maris stella

    Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Martin Baker.
    • James Macmillan: Tenebrae Responsories: Westminster Cathedral Choir/Baker.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Chopin: Impromptus, Waltzes & Mazurkas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore, Op. 72a: Ouverture (II)

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: Leonore.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 1.
  • Franz Ries

    La capricciosa

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: José Gallardo.
    • Homage.
    • WARNER.
    • 1.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Hunt (Marnie)

    Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic.
    • Herrmann: Film Scores: Los Angeles Philharmonic/Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 14.
  • Béla Bartók

    3 Rondos on Folk Tunes

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Schiff plays Bartok.
    • Denon.
    • 3.
  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid (Waltz)

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in D major, RV 431a, 'Il gran Mogul'

    Performer: Alexis Kossenko. Orchestra: Modo Antiquo. Director: Federico Maria Sardelli.
    • Vivaldi: New Discoveries II.
    • Naive.
    • 1-3.
  • Clara Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor - 3rd movement, Allegro non troppo

    Performer: Lucy Parham. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Robert and Clara Schumann: Piano Concertos.
    • Sanctuary.
    • 6.
  • Rutland Boughton

    Fair is the moonlight (The Immortal Hour, Act 1: Sc 1)

    Composer: William Sharp. Singer: Anne Dawson. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Alan G. Melville.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 8 in G: Allegretto grazioso (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215: No. 1, Preise dein Glücke, gese

    Choir: Bach Collegium Japan Chorus. Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • Bach: Celebratory Cantatas.
    • BIS.
    • 12.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3, 'Rider' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op.74: Takacs Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    Erlkönig, D 328

    Performer: Andreas Haeifliger. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
    • Schubert Lieder Volume 7: Erlkönig.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Funeral March of a Marionette

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
  • Lera Auerbach

    Prelude no 8 for Violin and Piano Op.46

    Performer: Vadim Gluzman. Performer: Angela Yoffe.
    • BIS.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Death of Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: Valery Gergiev, LSO.
    • LSO Live.
    • 28.
  • Alessandro Stradella

    Sonata a 8 viole con una tromba

    Performer: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • Music for Trumpet and Orchestra.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • The Rachmaninov Experience.
    • Warner Classics and Jazz.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589 "Little": IV. Allegro moderato

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Orchestra: B'Rock Orchestra.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6.
    • 204.
  • Knut Nystedt

    Immortal Bach

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Director: Simon Halsey.
    • XL Choral Works for 40 Voices.
    • 7.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon No. 1 a 4, 'La spiritata'

    Ensemble: Berlin Brass. Conductor: Lucas Vis.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Concerto no 1 for cello and orchestra ii: Andante moderato

    Performer: Christian Poltéra. Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in B flat major for piano duet, K 358 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: Justus Frantz.
    • Mozart: Music for Piano Duet: Justus Frantz, Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Fairy Round

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Reve (Orchestral Suite no.1)

    Orchestrator: Philippe Manoury. Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud.


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