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Suzy Klein with essential clarinet music and Tarrega's Memories of the Alhambra

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

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

1010 Essential Symphony – a movement from the BBC archive, plus the whole performance available online.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five pieces for clarinet.

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

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Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Sinfonietta (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia.
    • Poulenc: Concerto Pour 2 Pianos, Aubade, Sinfonietta: City of London Sinfonia, H.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Jean-Baptiste Singelée

    Grand Quatour Concertant, Op.79

    Ensemble: Ferio Saxophone Quartet.
    • FLUX.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.
  • Caroline Shaw

    Is A Rose - III. Red, Red Rose

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Choir: Philharmonia Baroque Chorale. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • philharmonia BAROQUE.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concerto in D minor for violin, piano and strings (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Richard Tognetti. Performer: Polina Leschenko. Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Laute, D 905

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • EMI.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • The Guitar: Milos Karadaglic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Waltz from Faust transc for piano

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Liszt: Paraphrases/Consolations/Liebestraume: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Dal Segno.
    • 1.
  • John Ireland

    In a May Morning (Sarnia)

    Orchestrator: Graham Parlett. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan. Conductor: David Curtis.
    • Ireland: Music for String Orchestra.
    • Naxos.
    • 301.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C for cello, strings and basso continuo, RV 398

    Performer: Christophe Coin. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • NAIVE.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in G major, H.15.25, 'Gypsy' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios, Vol.1: The Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • The Guitar: Milos Karadaglic.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Graeme Koehne

    The Persistence of Memory

    Performer: David Nuttall. Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Mills.
    • ABC.
  • Leokadiya Kashperova

    Symphony in B minor, op. 4

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Jane Glover.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen (Cantata No 215)

    Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Liszt

    Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage, Premiere Annee: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    La Catedral

    Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
    • ERATO.
  • Anton Karas

    Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man)

    Ensemble: Roby Lakatos Ensemble.
    • OLD GOLD.
  • Antonio Bertali

    Sonata a 6 in E minor

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Himmelsmusik.
    • ERATO.
  • Michael Torke

    Sky - concerto for violin and orchestra :1st movt - Lively

    Performer: Tessa Lark. Orchestra: Albany Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Alan Miller.
    • TROY.
  • Gabriel Dupont

    La Maison dans les dunes: VI. Le soleil se joue dans les vagues

    Performer: Marie-Catherine Girod.
    • Gabriel Dupont: La Maison dans les dunes - Gustave Samazeuilh: Le Chant de la me.
    • Mirare.
    • 106.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Five Bagatelles, Op 23, arr Ashmore

    Performer: Robert Plane. Music Arranger: Lawrence Ashmore. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Howard Griffiths.
    • Finzi: Clarinet Concert, Five Bagatelles: Robert Plane.
    • Naxos.
  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini

    Cosi stanco Pellegrino (Crispo)

    Singer: Lawrence Zazzo. Ensemble: La Nuova Musica. Director: David Bates.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Salvador Bacarisse

    Concertino in A minor: II. Romanza

    Performer: Rolando Saad. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Fuat Mansurov.
    • Orchid.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Trio no.3 in F minor, Op.65 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • Dvořák: Piano Trios Nos. 3 & 4.
    • Ondine.
    • 2.
  • John Ireland

    Bagatelle for violin and piano

    Performer: Lucy Gould. Performer: Benjamin Frith.
    • Ireland: Piano Trios.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Josef Myslivecek

    Overture in A major

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
    • Il Divino Boemo.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 001.

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