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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: John Rutter, Elizabeth Poston at Howards End, John Paul Jones's So Ell Encina

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 composer John Rutter.

1110 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential pieces of music by Elgar.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60 - IV Troika

    Orchestra: German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin. Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774 arr Hope

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • The Romantic Violinist, A celebration of Joseph Joachim: Daniel Hope.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: III. Rondo. Vivace - Presto

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1-5.
    • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 206.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water music - suite (HWV.349) in D major

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Handel: Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks: John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • John Paul Jones

    So ell encina (Amores Pasados)

    Singer: Anna Maria Friman. Singer: John Potter. Performer: Ariel Abramovich. Performer: Jacob Heringman.
    • Amores Pasados.
    • ECM.
    • 003.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Caprice in E major, Op 33 No 2

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Mendelssohn: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Naive.
    • 012.
  • Ryan Young & Leo Forde

    The Rothiemurcas Rant

    • Ryan Young.
    • Ryan Young.
    • 3.
  • Simon Hancock

    Breakfast Carol Competition 2019; No.5 Go to the Child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Sextet in D major Op.10 for strings

    Performer: Jennifer Stumm. Performer: Bartholomew LaFollette. Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • John Paul Jones

    So ell encina (Amores Pasados)

    Singer: Anna Maria Friman. Singer: John Potter. Performer: Ariel Abramovich. Performer: Jacob Heringman.
    • Amores Pasados.
    • ECM.
    • 003.
  • Mélanie Bonis

    Suite en forme de valses

    Orchestra: Bucharest Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Benoît Fromanger.
    • Chant de Linos.
  • Johann Ludwig Krebs

    Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Krebs-WV 552

    Performer: Annette Unternährer-Gfeller.
    • The First Noël.
    • Genuin.
    • 1001.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Königskinder Concert Overture

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Humperdinck: Fairy-Tale Music: Bamberger Symphoniker/Rickenbacher.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 4.
  • Luiz Bonfá

    Bonfa / Arr Kadishson: Manha de carnaval - Orfeu Negro

    Performer: Agnès Jaoui. Performer: Liat Cohen. Music Arranger: Rafi Kadishzon. Lyricist: Antônio Maria. Lyricist: François Llenas.
    • Rio-Paris.
    • Erato/Warner Classics.
    • 103.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Jasmine (Syncopated Impressions)

    Performer: Philip Dyson.
    • Billy Mayerl: The Nimble Fingered Gentleman: Philip Dyson.
    • ASV.
    • 15.
  • Jay Ungar

    Ashokan Farewell

    Orchestra: Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Gambill.
    • 100 Best Relaxing Classics.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 605.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in B flat Minor, Op. 24 No. 4

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Patrick Hadley

    I sing of a maiden

    Performer: Simon Preston. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • DECCA.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 4 in G Major: I. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen

    Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major.
    • BIS.
    • 101.
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour, Op 12, for violin and piano

    Performer: Kyung-wha Chung. Performer: Phillip Moll.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A minor RV.522, Op.3`8 for 2 violins and orchestra

    Ensemble: Red Priest.
    • DORIAN.
  • Jules Massenet


    Performer: Stephen Hough. Performer: Jules Massenet. Music Arranger: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's French Album.
    • hyperion.
    • 008.
  • John Tavener

    The Veil of the Temple (Mother of God, Here I Stand) [improvisation by S. Datta]

    Composer: Soumik Datta. Performer: Soumik Datta. Orchestra: O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Hugo Ticciati.
    • White Light: The Space Between.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Dominic Veall

    Go to the Child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • BBC recording.
  • Heinrich Baermann

    Clarinet Quintet, Op. 23 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Kenneth Sillito.
    • Weber/Mendelssohn/Baermann: Meyer/Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sillito.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 4 (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Warner.


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