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Essential Classics with Suzy Klein: Ešenvalds's Long Road, Essential Tchaikovsky, Composer Kellie

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.

1110 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential piece of music by Tchaikovsky.

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

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Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Berceuse, Op 16

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Florent Boffard.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo all turca arr for brass

    Music Arranger: Arthur Frackenpohl. Ensemble: Canadian Brass. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • Best of The Canadian Brass.
    • CBS.
    • 9.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Tahiti Trot, Op 16

    Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Wilfred Lehmann.
    • Colours of Spring.
    • ABC Classics.
    • 6.
  • Enrique Granados

    Los requiebros (Goyescas)

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Granados: Goyescas: Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 5 in B flat major, D 485 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Schubert: Symphonies No. 5 & 6: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Zinman.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 4.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    Long Road

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Ešenvalds: Passion & Resurrection & Other Choral Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 009.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056R

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • JS Bach: Violin Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10-12.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34 (Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Thomas Alexander Erskine

    Lord Kelly's Reel

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia. Director: David McGuinness.
    • Linn.
  • Thomas Erskine

    Periodical Overture No. 17 in E flat, mvt 1 Allegro con spirito

    Orchestra: The Hanover Band. Conductor: Graham Lea-Cox.
    • GAUDEAMUS.
  • Lera Auerbach

    Speak, Memory

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro

    Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin.
    • DG.
  • Eric Whitacre

    This Marriage

    Choir: Elora Festival Singers. Conductor: Noel Edison.
    • Eric Whitacre, Choral Music: Elora Festival Singers.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

    Orchestra: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • ERATO.
  • Kate Rusby

    Underneath the Stars

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Decca.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Quartet movement for piano and strings in A minor

    Ensemble: Domus.
    • Brahms/Mahler - Piano Quartets: Domus.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    'Revenge, Timotheus cries' (Alexander's Feast)

    Singer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • HYPERION.
  • Ben Bernie

    Sweet Georgia Brown

    Composer: Maceo Pinkard. Performer: Pierre Genisson. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
    • Swing, a Benny Goodman Story.
    • Aparté.
    • 13.
  • John Bennet

    Weep O mine eyes

    Choir: Opus Anglicanum.
    • Love Song.
    • Opus Anglicanum.
    • 023.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Fantasy Overture, 'Romeo and Juliet'

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Romeo and Juliet: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • Teldec.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor Op,10 no.1 ii: adagio molto

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars

    Performer: Jeremy Filsell. Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • William Byrd

    In nomine à 5 No 4

    Ensemble: Phantasm. Director: Laurence Dreyfus.
    • Byrd: Consort Music / PHANTASM.
    • Linn.
    • 6.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No 3 in D major

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer.
    • Philips.

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