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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Elgar in Bedham Copse, Gift of Music

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Suzy Klein.

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

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Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces)

    Orchestrator: Franz Josef Breuer. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk.
    • Grieg: Peer Gynt, Sigur Jorsalfar.
    • NAXOS.
    • 11.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Introduction and polonaise in C major Op.3 for cello and piano

    Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • ERATO.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Piano Concerto No.1 'Latin Concerto' (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Americas. Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto.
    • Ravel.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 3.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Nisi Dominus a 10 (Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610.
    • Coro.
    • 8.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Kikimora, Op 63

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Phillips.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude No. 4

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
    • C.1300 - C.2000.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 11.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Spanish Dances: No.5, Playera

    Music Arranger: Paul Cassidy. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 3 No 1

    Performer: Alice Piérot. Performer: Christian Moreaux. Conductor: Marc Minkowski. Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3: Les Musiciens du Louvre/Minkowski.
    • Erato.
    • 13-15.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Mozart: Piano Sonatas/Fantasies: Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Czech Suite, Op 39 (Furiant)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Joseph Swensen.
    • Linn.
  • Edward Elgar

    Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84

    Performer: John Ogdon. Ensemble: Allegri String Quartet.
    • EMI.
  • John Dowland

    La Mia Barbara

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Baba Yaga; The Great Gate of Kiev (Pictures at an Exhibition)

    Conductor: Kiril Karabits. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
    • ONYX.
  • Erik Satie

    Veritables Preludes Flasques (pour un chien)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • Solo.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4-6.
  • Heinrich Marschner

    Der Vampyr: Overture

    Orchestra: WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln. Conductor: Helmuth Froschauer.
    • CAPRICCIO.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

    Choir: VOCES8. Ensemble: Senesino Players. Director: Barnaby Smith.
    • Bach Motets.
    • Signum.
    • 3.
  • Leos Janáček

    On an Overgrown Path, Book 1 (The barn owl has not flown away)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek - On the overgrown path I..
    • HYPERION.
    • 10.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres (1983 version) for string orchestra and percussion

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite Op.32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Rhythm and Colours.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 4.
  • Clara Schumann

    Konzertsatz in F minor (1847)

    Performer: Lucy Parham. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • CIRRUS CLASSICS.
  • Ólafur Arnalds

    Hands, Be Still

    Performer: Ólafur Arnalds.
    • Mercury Classics.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Ancient Suite

    Composer: Anonymous. Composer: Mesomedes of Crete. Music Arranger: Jonas Forssell. Performer: Martin Frost. Choir: Adolf Fredriks Flickkör.
    • Roots.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 001.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 97, 'Archduke' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras.
    • Beethoven: Piano Trios Op.70 No.2 and Op.97.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 6.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Widmung (Winterreigen)

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • HYPERION.
  • Lars‐Erik Larsson

    A Winter's Tale - 4 vignettes for orchestra, Op 18

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Lars-Erik Larsson - Orchestral Works vol.1.
    • CPO.
    • 005.

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