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Suzy Klein with Essential Brahms, Caedmon's Hymn, Porpora Alto Giove

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Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

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1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential works by Brahms.

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

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Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs)

    Music Arranger: Safri Duo. Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Sam Walton.
    • 'Striking a Balance'.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in A Major D.664 - 3rd mvt (Allegro)

    Performer: Llŷr Williams.
    • Llŷr Williams: Schubert, Vol. 6.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 203.
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire

    The Finnish Line

    Performer: Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Performer: Catherine Fitzgerald. Performer: Graham Hopkins. Singer: Colin Elliot.
    • Plateau.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sanctus and Benedictus à 12

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Brahms: Symphony 4; Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan' (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • Mahler: Symphony no.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 2.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Alto Giove (Polifemo)

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Andrea Marcon.
    • ERATO.
  • Justinian Tamusuza

    On the way of the cross (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
    • Pieces of Africa.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 4.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Larghetto for horn and orchestra

    Performer: Ronald Janezic. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DG.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    Che città (L'Ormindo)

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Conductor: Christina Pluhar. Singer: Núria Rial.
    • Erato.
  • Hannah Peel

    Sunrise through the Dusty Nebula

    Ensemble: Tubular Brass. Conductor: Sandy Smith.
    • My Own Pleasure.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance, Op.23

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Michael Brown.
    • Echoes.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    3 Symphonic dances for orchestra (Op.45), no.1; Non allegro - lento - tempo 1

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • DG.
  • George Frideric Handel

    O ruddier than the cherry (Acis & Galatea)

    Singer: Brindley Sherratt. Ensemble: Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Darlington.
    • NIMBUS.
  • Gustav Holst

    Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst The Planets - Vladimir Jurowski Conductor.
    • LPO.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto in C major for flute and harp, K 299 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk. Performer: Frances Kelly. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Mozart - Flute And Harp Concerto.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Polonaise (Eugene Onegin)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI.
  • Georgs Pelēcis

    Flowering Jasmine

    Performer: Andrei Pushkarev. Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica. Conductor: Gidon Kremer.
    • NONESUCH.
  • Benedetto Marcello

    In omnem terram exivit sonus eorum

    Choir: VOCES8. Ensemble: Les Inventions. Director: Barnaby Smith. Director: Patrick Ayrton.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Various: Violin Concerto; ETC / Kavakos, Chailly, Nagy.
    • DECCA.
    • 003.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich habe genug (Cantata No 82)

    Performer: Julia Schröder. Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel.
    • Bach: Cantatas.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington

    Far East Suite: Mount Harissa

    Orchestra: Duke Ellington Orchestra.
    • RCA VICTOR.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    5 Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • Traditional Italian

    Chi passa per 'sta strada

    Music Arranger: Filippo Azzaiolo. Performer: Wu Man. Performer: Colin Jacobsen. Performer: Todd Reynolds. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Edgar Meyer.
    • Silk Road Journey.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concerto No 1 in E major for two pianos (3rd mt)

    Performer: Marielle Labèque. Performer: Katia Labèque. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Mendelssohn: Concerto for 2 Pianos & Orchestra: Katia & Marielle Labeque / Bychk.
    • Philips.
    • 3.

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