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Suzy Klein with Gabrieli's Sonata Pian'e Forte, Essential South American music, Kate Romano

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

0915 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Well known musicians reveal their favourite performers.

1100 Essential Five – this week we bring you five great pieces of music by South American composers.

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

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Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto no.4 in E flat major K.495 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Roger Montgomery. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Margaret Faultless.
    • Mozart: Complete Horn Concertos.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 7.
  • David Popper

    Dance of the Elves

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • RCA.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Vigil of Pentecost

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Performer: Nathan Williamson.
    • SOMM.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Eight O'Clock

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Performer: Nathan Williamson.
    • SOMM.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Down by the Salley Gardens

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Performer: Nathan Williamson.
    • SOMM.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata Pian e Forte à 8

    Ensemble: London Symphony Brass. Conductor: Eric Crees.
    • Sacred Brass.
    • Lso Live.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore - overture no.1 Op.138

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Harnoncourt, Chamber Orch. Of Europe.
    • Teldec.
  • Oliver Tarney

    The Waiting Sky

    Choir: Papagena.
    • The Darkest Midnight – Songs of Winter and Christmas.
    • SOMM Records.
    • 14.
  • Alexis Ffrench


    Performer: Alexis Ffrench.
    • Sony.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no.6 in D major, Op.60 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Decca.
  • Regino Sáinz de la Maza


    Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
    • ERATO.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    In gering- und rauhen Schalen, TWV 1:941

    Singer: Dorothee Mields. Performer: Stefan Temmingh. Performer: Daniel Rosin. Performer: Domen Marincič. Performer: Wiebke Weidanz.
    • Accent.
  • Claude Debussy

    La fille aux cheveux de lin (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Trad.

    I Wonder As I Wander

    Music Arranger: Peter Hope. Singer: Jessye Norman. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Conductor: John McCarthy.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Quintet in in B flat major,Op.34 (4th mvt)

    Music Arranger: Unknown. Performer: Jörg Widmann. Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra.
    • ALPHA.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Ragas in minor scale (Passages)

    Composer: Philip Glass. Performer: Ravi Shankar. Conductor: Philip Glass.
    • Private Music.
  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta (Sokol Fanfare)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no.94 in G major H.1.94 'Surprise' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Haydn - 12 London Symphonies.
    • Naive.
    • 2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (The Coronation of Poppea)

    Singer: Roberta Invernizzi. Singer: Sonia Prina. Ensemble: Ensemble Claudiana. Director: Luca Pianca.
    • Naive.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Ravel, Debussy & Fauré String Quartets.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 2.
  • Sir George Dyson

    Field and Wood (The Open Window)

    Performer: Simon Callaghan.
    • SOMM.
  • Sir George Dyson

    Swallows (The Open Window)

    Performer: Simon Callaghan.
    • SOMM.
  • Sir George Dyson

    The Patrol (The Open Window)

    Performer: Simon Callaghan.
    • SOMM.
  • Sir George Dyson

    Evensong (The Open Window)

    Performer: Simon Callaghan.
    • SOMM.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana Brasileira no.1 (Preludio [Modinha])

    Performer: Mischa Maisky.
    • DG.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Carnaval Romain, Op.9

    Ensemble: Anima Eterna Brugge. Conductor: Jos van Immerseel.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Le Carnaval Romain.
    • Zig Zag Territories.
    • 6.
  • Matthew Locke

    Curtain Tune (The Tempest)

    Ensemble: The Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Rondeaux Royaux: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Frank Bridge


    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no.2 in C minor, BWV.997 (Sarabande)

    Music Arranger: Unnamed arranger. Performer: Sean Shibe.
    • Delphian.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Studt.
    • Naxos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Sonata in E major, Op.6 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia - Mendelssohn.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.


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