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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Tom Holland, Lucie Bigelow Rosen, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez

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Music Played

  • Aaron Copland

    Hoe-Down (Rodeo)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Caro amoroso neo

    Ensemble: La Compagnia del Madrigale.
    • Glossa.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice in E flat major, Op 1 No 23

    Performer: Julia Fischer.
    • Paganini, 24 Caprices: Julia Fischer.
    • Decca.
    • 23.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    King Stephen, Op 117 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A minor, K 511

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjues - 2nd movement; Adagio

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Milos Aranjuez.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Morgengruss, D 795 No 8 (Die schöne Müllerin)

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • Franz Schubert, Die Schone Mullerin: Padmore/Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 8.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Symphony for Double String Orchestra (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Maconchy: Serenata Concertante / Symphony for Double String Orchestra.
    • Lyrita.
    • 005.
  • Wilhelm Bernhard Molique

    Concertino in G minor for oboe and orchestra

    Performer: Thomas Indermuehle. Orchestra: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester. Conductor: Milan Turković.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Liebesleid (Old Viennese Dances)

    Performer: Clara Rockmore. Performer: Nadia Reisenberg.
    • Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album.
    • Bridge.
    • 1.
  • Phyllis Tate

    London Fields – suite: no.4 Hampstead Heath

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Lyrita.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Debussy/Ravel: Works For Piano And Orchestra.
    • chandos.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Miles Davis. Performer: Paul Chambers. Performer: Jimmy Cobb. Performer: Elvin Jones. Music Arranger: Gil Evans. Orchestra: Jazz Orchestra.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring (Part 1)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhauser: Overture

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in C major, 'Emperor', Op.76 no.3 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Kodály Quartet.
    • NAXOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka In G Minor, Op. 24/1

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Chopin: Mazurkas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 008.
  • Lowell Liebermann

    Flute Concerto, Op 39 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: James Galway. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Lowell Liebermann.
    • James Galway plays Lowell Liebermann.
    • RCA.
    • 6.
  • Johann Wilhelm Hertel

    Trumpet Concerto in D major

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Cornish Dances arr for brass band (No 1)

    Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • The Malcolm Arnold Edition: Music for Brass.
    • Decca.
    • 23.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Moorside Suite (March)

    Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Garry Cutt.
    • Brass from the Masters, Vol.2: Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band, Parkes, Cutt.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Scipione: 'Scoglio d'immota fronte'

    Singer: Sandrine Piau.
    • Naive.


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