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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style, Tom Holland, A house in Lowestoft

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Music Played

  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No 3 in D major

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    Serenade for solo guitar

    Performer: David Tannenbaum.
    • NAXOS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato

    Performer: Ulf Wallin. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Brahms: Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in alium

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alim: The Tallis Scholars.
    • Gimell.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Overture in C major, D 591, 'In the Italian style'

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Heinrich Schiff.
    • Schubert: Symphonies no.3 & no.5: Northern Sinfonia/Schiff.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Village Scene by the Inn

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
  • Emilie Mayer

    Piano Sonata in D minor - 3rd mvt: Un poco adagio

    Performer: Yang Tai.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaëton, Op 39

    Performer: Anthony Newman. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony/Tone Poems: Pittsburgh Symphony/Maazel.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    I know that my redeemer liveth (Messiah)

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Ensemble: Le Concert d’Astrée. Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm.
    • ERATO.
  • Benjamin Britten

    String Quartet in F major (1928) [1st movement]

    Ensemble: Sorrel Quartet.
    • Britten: Quartets in F (1928) & D (1931) / Quartet No. 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • W.C. Handy

    Beale Street Blues

    Ensemble: Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers.
    • Museum Music.
  • Benjamin Britten

    String Quartet in F major (1928) [4th movement]

    Ensemble: Sorrel Quartet.
    • Britten: Quartets in F (1928) & D (1931) / Quartet No. 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonietta, Op. 1 - Tarantella

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Phantasy op.2 for oboe, violin, viola and cello

    Ensemble: Britten Oboe Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Max Bruch

    Fifteen Swedish Dances, Op 63

    Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Eric Fenby

    Rossini on Ilkla moor

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Director: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Anon.

    Nuttmigs and ginger

    Ensemble: Dowland Consort. Director: Jakob Lindberg.
    • Heavenly Noyse: Download Consort/Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Boléro, Op 19

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 4.
  • Grace Williams

    Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet & Piano Quartet (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: London Chamber Ensemble.
    • Grace Williams: Chamber Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 203.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden suite)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Efrem Kurtz.
    • Efrem Kurtz - Profile.
    • EMI.
    • 004.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major, Op 64 No 5, 'The Lark' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets: Amadeus Quartet.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Nocturne for strings, Op 40

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Serenade for the Doll (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Jean‐Bernard Pommier.
    • Debussy: Piano works: Jean-Bernard Pommier.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 6.
  • Jón Leifs


    Choir: Motet Choir Of Hallgrim's Church. Conductor: Horthur Askelsson.
    • BIS : CD-1030.
    • BIS.
    • 002.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in C minor for wind octet, K 388 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Consortium Classicum.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Laetatus sum, RV 607

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Vivaldi: Vespri: Concerto Italiano/Alessandrini.
    • Opus 111.
    • 33.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite) for orchestra

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque - Davis.
    • CBS.
    • 13.


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