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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Glenda Jackson, The Floral Dance, Handel's 'Where'er you walk'

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

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Schauspieldirektor, K486: Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • TELDEC.
  • André Previn

    Tango, Song and Dance (Song)

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Performer: André Previn.
    • Tango Song and Dance: Andre Previn, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Eugène Bozza

    Scherzo Op.48

    Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • The Seasons: 20th Century Music for Wind Quintet.
    • BIS.
    • 24.
  • George Gershwin

    Cuban Overture

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Warner.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87: III. Scherzo. Presto

    Performer: Geoffroy Couteau. Performer: Amaury Coeytaux. Performer: Raphaël Perraud.
    • Brahms: Trios Nos. 1-3 for Piano, Violin & Cello.
    • La Dolce Volta.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Semele - 'Where 'er you walk'

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • DG.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 33: ii. Scherzo

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • William Harris

    Faire is the heaven

    Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • HYPERION.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Passacaglia (Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No 3)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8

    Ensemble: Trio Karénine.
    • Chostakovitch, Dvořák & Weinberg.
    • Mirare.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in B flat major H.16.41

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Haydn: Piano Sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9-10.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Quartet for four violins (1949) (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Szymon Krzeszowiec. Performer: Malgorzata Wasiucionek. Performer: Arkadiusz Kubica. Performer: Krzysztof Lason.
    • Bacewicz: The Two Piano Quintets.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Susan Graham.
    • SONY.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Krišs Russman.
    • BIS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Silent Worship

    Performer: John Constable. Singer: Thomas Allen.
    • An Anthology of English Song: Various artists.
    • Novello.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B flat major, RV.166

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Vivaldi - Concerti per archi II.
    • Naive.
    • 28-30.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony of Psalms: Part 1

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Le siège de Corinthe (Overture)

    Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • WARNER.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 28 No 15, 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Perahia Plays Chopin.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Jules Massenet

    Fantaisie for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Herbert Howells

    Salve Regina

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    Sonata No 1, Op 39, 'Sonata-Fantasia' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Nikolai Kapustin Piano Music.
    • HYPERION.
    • 4.
  • John Jenkins

    Fantasy No 6 in D major for six-part consort

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • Jenkins: Six-Part Consorts - Phantasm.
    • Avie.
    • 15.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: II. Allegro molto

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 - Symphonic Dances.
    • Lso Live.
    • 106.

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