Essential Choices (BBC Radio 3)

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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. More from Essential Classics on Radio 3, weekdays at 9am.

480 songs

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    Symphony No.10 In F Sharp (Unfinished): Andante - AdagioGustav Mahler, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael KubelikMahler: 10 Symphonies
    23:500:30
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    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro affettuosoRobert Schumann, Claudio Abbado, Berliner PhilharmonikerSchumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134
    14:490:30
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    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo - Andantino graziosoRobert Schumann, Claudio Abbado, Berliner PhilharmonikerSchumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134
    5:090:30
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    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54: III. Allegro vivaceRobert Schumann, Claudio Abbado, Berliner PhilharmonikerSchumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134
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    King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): IV. Fool's Song of the SpiderJean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri SakariSibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
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    Symphonie n°2 en la mineur Op.55 : I Allegro marcato - Allegro appassionatoCamille Saint-Saëns, Jean Martinon - Orchestre National OrtfSaint-Saens: Complete Symphonies
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    Symphonie n°2 en la mineur Op.55 : III Scherzo : PrestoCamille Saint-Saëns, Jean Martinon - Orchestre National OrtfSaint-Saens: Complete Symphonies
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    Symphony No.1 In D: 3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppenGustav Mahler, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael KubelikMahler: The People's Edition
    10:360:30
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    Symphony No.44 In E Minor, Hob.I:44 -"Mourning": 2. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Canone In DiapasonFranz Joseph Haydn, RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester, Ferenc FricsayComplete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon - Vol.1 - Orchestral Works
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    Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53: 1. Allegro ma non troppo - Quasi moderatoAntonín Dvořák, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří BělohlávekDvorák: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
    9:280:30
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    String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 "Razumovsky": I. AllegroLudwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg QuartettQuartet Recital 1978
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    String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 "Razumovsky": II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzandoLudwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg QuartettQuartet Recital 1978
    8:470:30
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    String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 "Razumovsky": III. Adagio molto e mesto -Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg QuartettQuartet Recital 1978
    13:260:30
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    String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 "Razumovsky": IV. Theme russe: AllegroLudwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg QuartettQuartet Recital 1978
    6:330:30
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    Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 1. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energicoJean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert BlomstedtSibelius: The Symphonies
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    Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 2. Andante (ma non troppo lento)Jean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert BlomstedtSibelius: The Symphonies
    9:470:30
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    Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)Jean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert BlomstedtSibelius: The Symphonies
    5:100:30
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    Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 4. Finale (Quasi una fantasia)Jean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert BlomstedtHerbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years
    13:200:30

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