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Essential Classics brings you outstanding pieces of music in great recordings as chosen by Sarah Walker and Rob Cowan. We add them here each week for your listening pleasure. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014r87y">More from Essential Classics on Radio 3, weekdays at 9am.</a>
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Symphony No. 5 in D Major: I. Preludio: Moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams , London Symphony Orchestra , Richard Hickox · Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue
Ralph Vaughan Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue 12:21
Symphony No. 5 in D Major: II. Scherzo: Presto misterioso
Ralph Vaughan Williams , London Symphony Orchestra , Richard Hickox · Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue
Ralph Vaughan Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue 5:03
Symphony No. 5 in D Major: III. Romanza: Lento
Ralph Vaughan Williams , London Symphony Orchestra , Richard Hickox · Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue
Ralph Vaughan Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue 12:05
Symphony No. 5 in D Major: IV. Passacaglia: Moderato
Ralph Vaughan Williams , London Symphony Orchestra , Richard Hickox · Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue
Ralph Vaughan Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth / Symphony No. 5 / The Pilgrim Pavement / Prelude and Fugue 10:12
Symphonic Dances, Op.45 - Two pianos: 1. Non allegro
Sergei Rachmaninoff , Vladimir Ashkenazy , André Previn · Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano 11:28
Symphonic Dances, Op.45 - Two pianos: 2. Andante con moto (Tempo di Valse)
Sergei Rachmaninoff , Vladimir Ashkenazy , André Previn · Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano 9:19
Symphonic Dances, Op.45 - Two pianos: 3. Lento assai - allegro vivace
Sergei Rachmaninoff , Vladimir Ashkenazy , André Previn · Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano 13:24
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": I. Adagio - Allegro molto
Marin Alsop , Baltimore Symphony Orchestra · Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Marin Alsop, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" 11:46
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": II. Largo
Marin Alsop , Baltimore Symphony Orchestra · Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Marin Alsop, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" 11:57
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
Marin Alsop , Baltimore Symphony Orchestra · Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Marin Alsop, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" 7:05
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": IV. Allegro con fuoco
Marin Alsop , Baltimore Symphony Orchestra · Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Marin Alsop, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" 10:55
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 1. Overture to Act I (Jourdain - der Burger)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 4:03
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 2. Menuett (Minuet - The Dancing Master)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 1:33
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 3. Der Fechtmeister (The Fencing Master)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 1:43
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 4. Auftritt und Tanz der Schneider (Entry and Dance of the Tailors)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 5:08
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 5. Das Menuett des Lully (Lully's Minuet)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 2:25
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 6. Courante
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 2:26
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 7. Auftritt des Cleonte (Entry of Cléonte)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 4:02
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 8. Prelude to Act 2 (Intermezzo)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 2:58
Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Orchestral Suite, Op.60: 9. Das Diner (Dinner-Table Music and Dance of the Kitchen Boy)
Richard Strauss , Chamber Orchestra of Europe , Erich Leinsdorf · Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin
Richard Strauss, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Erich Leinsdorf Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - suite, Op.60; Dance Suite from Keyboard pieces by F. Couperin 10:34
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 in A Minor, Op.39 No. 2 - 1988 - Remaster
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli · Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart 5:06
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3 in C Minor, Op.39 No. 3 - 1988 - Remaster
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli · Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart 6:06
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G, Op.39 No. 4 - 1988 - Remaster
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli · Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart 5:22
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 in C, Op.39 No. 5 - 1988 - Remaster
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli · Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli Elgar Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Cockaigne, Froissart 6:03
Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243: Chorus: "Magnificat"
Johann Sebastian Bach , Münchener Bach-Chor , Münchener Bach-Orchester , Karl Richter · Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces
Johann Sebastian Bach, Münchener Bach-Chor, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces 3:01
Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243: Aria: "Et exsultavit spiritus meus"
Johann Sebastian Bach , Hertha Töpper , Münchener Bach-Orchester , Karl Richter · Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces
Johann Sebastian Bach, Hertha Töpper, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces 2:46
Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243: Quia respexit...Omnes generationes
Johann Sebastian Bach , Maria Stader , Münchener Bach-Chor , Münchener Bach-Orchester , Karl Richter · Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces
Johann Sebastian Bach, Maria Stader, Münchener Bach-Chor, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces 4:32
Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243: Aria: "Quia fecit mihi magna" (bass)
Johann Sebastian Bach , Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau , Münchener Bach-Orchester , Karl Richter · Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces
Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces 2:17
Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243: Aria (Duet): "Et misericordia" (alto, tenor)
Johann Sebastian Bach , Hertha Töpper , Ernst Haefliger , Münchener Bach-Orchester , Karl Richter · Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces
Johann Sebastian Bach, Hertha Töpper, Ernst Haefliger, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces 3:48
Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243: Chorus: "Fecit potentiam"
Johann Sebastian Bach , Münchener Bach-Chor , Münchener Bach-Orchester , Karl Richter · Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces
Johann Sebastian Bach, Münchener Bach-Chor, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter Bach, J.S.: Sacred Masterpieces 2:22