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Suzy Klein with Stott's Cabbage Leaf Rag and essential clarinet music

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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

  • Astor Piazzolla

    Fuga y Misterio

    Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach


    Music Arranger: Jeremy Kittel. Ensemble: Kittel & Co.
    • Compass.
  • James Whitbourn

    All shall be well (Luminosity)

    Performer: Levine Andrade. Performer: Henry Parkes. Performer: Andrew Ker. Performer: Steffan Jones. Choir: Commotio. Conductor: Matthew Berry.
    • Whitbourn: Luminosity and other choral works.
    • Naxos.
    • 16.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.19 - 1st mvt

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: 水戸室内管弦楽団. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Decca.
  • Rachel Stott

    Cabbage Leaf Rag (from Ragtime Arrangements)

    Ensemble: Callino Quartet.
    • Vanishing Barriers.
    • Omnibus Classics.
    • 9.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11

    Choir: Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Thomas Arne

    Overture No 5 in D major

    Director: Simon Standage. Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90.
    • Arne: Overtures: Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage.
    • Chandos.
  • Jan Sandström

    Sång till Lotta

    Performer: Peter Moore. Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in D major, Op 46 No 6

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Philips.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Nocturne)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Mendelssohn In Birmingham Vol. 4.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 8.
  • Trad.

    Los guisados de la berenjena (Rhodes)

    Singer: Yaniv d'Or. Ensemble: Ensemble NAYA. Ensemble: Barrocade. Conductor: Amit Tiefenbrunn.
    • Latino Ladino: Songs of Exile & Passion.
    • Naxos.
    • 1501.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Fęlá Şowándé

    African Suite (Joyful Day)

    Orchestra: CBC Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Bernardi.
    • CBC.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 15.
  • Paul Reade

    The Victorian Kitchen Garden (Prelude)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • The Lyrical Clarinet.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • Charles Trenet

    Le Jardin Extraordinaire

    Performer: Charles Trenet.
    • EMI.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Magnificat anima mea Dominum (Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108)

    Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Director: Masaaki Suzuki. Singer: Miah Persson.
    • Bis.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 7 in E major - 3rd mvt Scherzo

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • Profil PH 15013.
    • Profil.
    • 1.
  • Yi-Qiang Sun

    Dance Of Spring

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • Dragon Songs.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto no.1 in F minor Op.73 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Blue Hour - Weber, Brahms, Mendelssohn.
    • DG.
  • Arnold Bax

    The Happy Forest, Symphonic Poem

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Made In Britain.
    • Avie.
    • 5.
  • Trad.

    Tarantella del Gargano

    Singer: Alfio Antico. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • ALPHA.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    A Pile of Dust

    Orchestra: Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra. Conductor: Anthony Weeden.
    • DG.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 11

    Orchestra: Gli Incogniti. Director: Amandine Beyer.
    • Corelli - The Complete Concerti Grossi.
    • Zig Zag.
    • 020.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op. 59 no. 1

    Performer: Piotr Anderszewski.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 37 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Arabella Steinbacher. Orchestra: Orquestra Gulbenkian Lisbon. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Bruch/Korngold - Violin Concertos.
    • Pentatone Classics.
    • 7.


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