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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: John Rutter, Byrd's The Bells, Paolo Tosti in Marylebone

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

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
  • Barbara Strozzi


    Ensemble: Orlando di Lasso Ensemble.
    • Thorofon.
  • Camillo Schumann

    3 Vortragsstücke, Op.82'1: Romanze

    Performer: Leo Halsdorf. Performer: Kae Shiraki.
    • Camillo Schumann & Ménager: Works for Horn & Piano.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Luciano Berio

    Rendering - after Schubert

    Orchestra: Houston Symphony. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Koch.
  • William Byrd

    The Bells MB.27.38

    Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • One Byrd in Hande.
    • LINN.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Manfred Symphony, Op 58 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Decca.
  • Max Richter


    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Claude Debussy

    Marche écossaise

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • DG.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Suite for piano, Op 45 (6th mvt)

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • Carl Nielsen: Complete piano music: Martin Roscoe.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Paolo Tosti


    Conductor: Lawrance Collingwood.
    • Beniamino Gigli - 'O Sole Mio.
    • ASV.
    • 19.
  • Paolo Tosti

    For Ever and For Ever!

    Performer: Isabella Crisante. Singer: Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi.
    • Bongiovanni.
  • Paolo Tosti

    A vucchella

    Singer: Renata Tebaldi. Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Strauss

    Romanze, TRV 80

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Strauss: Concertante Works.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 005.
  • Tom Dobney

    Breakfast Carol Competition 2019; No.2 Go to the Child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Henry Purcell

    Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z.49, 'Bell Anthem'

    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Singer: James Gilchrist. Singer: Neal Davies. Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Orchestra: St John's Sinfonia. Director: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • My Beloved Spake: Anthems by Purcell and Humfrey.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • Albert Ketèlbey

    Bells across the Meadows

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charle.
    • Linn.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Jubilate Deo

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Ensemble: Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in C major, Op 72 No 7

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances etc.: RPO/Detroit SO/Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Paul Lewis Edwards

    Breakfast Carol Competition 2019; No.3 Go to the Child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Edward Elgar

    Introduction and Allegro Op.47 for string orchestra

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Santiago de Murcia

    Folias españolas

    Performer: William Carter.
    • Linn : CKD-288.
    • Linn.
    • 1.
  • Federico Mompou

    Paisajes: I. La Fuente y la campana

    Performer: Julien Brocal.
    • Mompou & Ravel: Reflections.
    • RUBICON.
    • 101.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance no.1 in G minor

    Ensemble: Duo Scaramouche.
    • Duo Scaramouche - Grieg, Moszkowski, Brahms.
    • Scar.
    • 13.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ebony Concerto

    Performer: Alain Damiens. Ensemble: Ensemble intercontemporain. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Berg: Chamber Concerto.
    • Deutsche Grammophone.
    • 8.


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