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Suzy Klein with Handel's 'Love in her eyes' 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

  • Josef Suk

    Serenade for Strings in E flat major Op.6 (1st mv)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • BR Klassik.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor, Op 66

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's French Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 006.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Strathclyde Motets (Lux aeterna)

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053: III. Allegro

    Performer: Masato Suzuki. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan.
    • Bach: Concertos for Harpsichord & Strings, Vol. 1.
    • BIS.
    • 12.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin (Act 3, Sc 1: Polonaise)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • The Kirov Collection: Valery Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Love in her eyes sits playing (Acis and Galatea)

    Singer: Allan Clayton. Ensemble: Early Opera Company. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • Acis And Galatea.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.
  • Richard Dubugnon

    La minute exquise

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Beau Soir: Janine Jansen/Itamar Golan.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Paolo Grazzi. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • TELDEC.
  • Franz Schubert

    Andantino varie in B minor, D 823 No 2

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Franz Schubert Piano Duets.
    • HYPERION.
    • 2.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No 1 in B flat minor

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un matin de Printemps

    Orchestra: Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Stringer.
    • Timpani.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No 14 in A flat major, Op 105 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Performer: Károly Schranz. Performer: Gábor Ormai. Performer: András Fejér. Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Dvorak: String Quartets: Takacs Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars

    Performer: Jeremy Filsell. Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cum dederit arr. Fischer

    Performer: Marnix Dorrestein. Singer: Nora Fischer.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Arethusa (Six Metamorphoses after Ovid)

    Performer: Hansjörg Schellenberger.
    • Campanella.
  • Henry Purcell

    Nymphs and shepherds (The Libertine)

    Music Arranger: Sir Hamilton Harty. Choir: Manchester Children's Choir. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Hamilton Harty.
    • BEULAH.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Piano Concerto No. 1, 'Latin' Concerto - III. Allegro

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Performer: Orchestra of the Americas. Performer: Carlos Miguel Prieto.
    • Orchid Classics.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons Op.67 (Summer - excerpts)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Martin Frost. Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Boris Brovtsyn. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Torleif Thedéen.
    • BIS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Silent Noon (The House of Life)

    Performer: David Willison. Singer: Benjamin Luxon.
    • R. Vaughan Williams: Songs Luxon/Willison.
    • Chandos.
    • 18.
  • Joseph Horovitz

    Oboe Concerto (1st mvt)

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Joseph Horovitz.
    • ASV.
  • William Bolcom

    Piano Quartet: Intermezzo

    Performer: Jerome Jelinek. Performer: Charles Avsharian. Performer: David Ireland. Performer: Joseph Gurt.
    • CRI.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Little Suite for Brass Band No 1

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
    • SONY.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No 6 in F Minor, Op 80 (Allegro Assai)

    Ensemble: Escher Quartet.
    • BIS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no.104 in D 'London' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Haydn Edition.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 8.

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