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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Tom Holland, Lily Lawrie’s Living Room, Strozzi's Che si puo fare

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, the writer and historian Tom Holland.

1110 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential Haydn Quartets.

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

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Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • The Best of The Academy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O nobilissima viriditas

    Ensemble: Ensemble for medieval music.
    • deutsche harmonia mundi.
  • Ferdinand Pfohl

    Prelude (Elegiac Suite)

    Performer: Jamina Gerl.
    • GRAND PIANO.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture, Les Francs-Juges, Op.3

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Che si puo fare Op.8 no.6

    Singer: Mariana Flores. Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
    • Ambronay.
  • Robert Schumann

    Phantasiestücke, Op 88 - No 4, Finale

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Renaud Capuçon.
    • Live from the Lugano Festival 2009, Martha Argerich and friends.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • Arnold Bax

    The Garden of Fand

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • PRT.
  • Petrus de Grudencz

    Kyrie: Fons bonitatis

    Ensemble: La Morra.
    • GLOSSA.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Che si puo fare Op.8 no.6

    Singer: Mariana Flores. Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
    • Ambronay.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Barcarole in A major

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Mendelssohn: Lieder Ohne Worte: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 31.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Violin concerto in B flat major

    Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    Water - Transition 2

    Performer: Hélène Grimaud.
    • Hélène Grimaud: Water.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 15.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Che si puo fare Op.8 no.6

    Singer: Mariana Flores. Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
    • Ambronay.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Si dolce è'l tormento

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Monteverdi: Teatro d'Amore: L'Arpeggiata/Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 6.
  • John Dowland

    Flow, my tears, fall from your springs

    Ensemble: Les inAttendus.
    • Poetical Humors.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 105.
  • Kate Rusby

    Underneath the Stars

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage of Figaro (Act 4: conclusion)

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Singer: Véronique Gens. Singer: Patrizia Ciofi. Singer: Lorenzo Regazzo. Singer: Angelika Kirchschlager. Singer: Kobie van Rensburg. Singer: Antonio Abete. Singer: Núria Rial. Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstück (Piano Piece) in E flat major, D 946 No 2

    Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Galina Grigorjeva

    In Paradisum

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Ondine.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major, Op.50`6 'The Frog' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Alan Hovhaness

    And God Created Great Whales

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • DELOS.
  • Giacomo Carissimi

    "Plorate, filii Israel" (final chorus from Jephte)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ERATO.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Trio for violin, cello and piano

    Ensemble: Trio Karénine.
    • Fauré, Ravel & Tailleferre.
    • Mirare.
    • 8-11.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in F major, Op 46 No 4

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.

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