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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.
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Symphony No.10 In F Sharp (Unfinished): Andante - Adagio
Gustav Mahler , Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra , Rafael Kubelik · Mahler: 10 Symphonies
Gustav Mahler, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik Mahler: 10 Symphonies 23:56
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro affettuoso
Claudio Abbado , Berliner Philharmoniker · Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134 14:50
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo - Andantino grazioso
Claudio Abbado , Berliner Philharmoniker · Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134 5:09
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54: III. Allegro vivace
Claudio Abbado , Berliner Philharmoniker · Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Pieces op. 92 & 134 10:08
King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): I. Nocturne
Jean Sibelius , Sauli Tiilikainen , Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Petri Sakari · Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
Jean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii 7:28
King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): II. Elegie —
Jean Sibelius , Sauli Tiilikainen , Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Petri Sakari · Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
Jean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii 5:18
King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): IIa. Musette
Jean Sibelius , Sauli Tiilikainen , Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Petri Sakari · Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
Jean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii 2:18
King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): III. Menuetto
Jean Sibelius , Sauli Tiilikainen , Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Petri Sakari · Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
Jean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii 2:03
King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): IV. Fool's Song of the Spider
Jean Sibelius , Sauli Tiilikainen , Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Petri Sakari · Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
Jean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii 4:14
King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): V. Serenade
Jean Sibelius , Sauli Tiilikainen , Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Petri Sakari · Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
Jean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii 4:57
King Kristian II, Op. 27 (arr. for baritone and orchestra): VI. Ballade
Jean Sibelius , Sauli Tiilikainen , Iceland Symphony Orchestra , Petri Sakari · Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii
Jean Sibelius, Sauli Tiilikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande / Swanwhite / King Christian Ii 5:12
Symphonie n°2 en la mineur Op.55 : I Allegro marcato - Allegro appassionato
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf · Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies 7:10
Symphonie n°2 en la mineur Op.55 : II Adagio
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf · Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies 4:01
Symphonie n°2 en la mineur Op.55 : III Scherzo : Presto
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf · Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies 4:27
Symphonie n°2 en la mineur Op.55 : IV Prestissimo
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf · Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies
Jean Martinon - Orchestre National Ortf Saint-Saens: Complete Symphonies 7:17
Symphony No.1 In D: 3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
Gustav Mahler , Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra , Rafael Kubelik · Mahler: 10 Symphonies
Gustav Mahler, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik Mahler: 10 Symphonies 10:37
Symphony No.44 In E Minor, Hob.I:44 -"Mourning": 1. Allegro con brio
Franz Joseph Haydn , RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester , Ferenc Fricsay · Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr"
Franz Joseph Haydn, RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester, Ferenc Fricsay Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr" 7:23
Symphony No.44 In E Minor, Hob.I:44 -"Mourning": 2. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Canone In Diapason
Franz Joseph Haydn , RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester , Ferenc Fricsay · Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr"
Franz Joseph Haydn, RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester, Ferenc Fricsay Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr" 4:01
Symphony No.44 In E Minor, Hob.I:44 -"Mourning": 3. Adagio
Franz Joseph Haydn , RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester , Ferenc Fricsay · Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr"
Franz Joseph Haydn, RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester, Ferenc Fricsay Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr" 5:36
Symphony No.44 In E Minor, Hob.I:44 -"Mourning": 4. Finale (Presto)
Franz Joseph Haydn , RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester , Ferenc Fricsay · Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr"
Franz Joseph Haydn, RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester, Ferenc Fricsay Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 44 "Trauer"; 48 "Maria Theresia"; No. 95, 98, 100 "Militär" & 101 "Die Uhr" 3:35
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53: 1. Allegro ma non troppo - Quasi moderato
Antonín Dvořák , Frank Peter Zimmermann , Czech Philharmonic Orchestra , Jiri Belohlavek · Dvorák: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Antonín Dvořák, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek Dvorák: Complete Symphonies & Concertos 9:28
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53: 2. Adagio, ma non troppo
Antonín Dvořák , Frank Peter Zimmermann , Czech Philharmonic Orchestra , Jiri Belohlavek · Dvorák: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Antonín Dvořák, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek Dvorák: Complete Symphonies & Concertos 10:18
String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Rasumovsky": I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven , Alban Berg Quartett · Quartet Recital 1978
Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg Quartett Quartet Recital 1978 9:34
String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Rasumovsky": II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven , Alban Berg Quartett · Quartet Recital 1978
Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg Quartett Quartet Recital 1978 8:48
String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Rasumovsky": III. Adagio molto e mesto -
Ludwig van Beethoven , Alban Berg Quartett · Quartet Recital 1978
Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg Quartett Quartet Recital 1978 13:27
String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Rasumovsky": IV. Theme russe: Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven , Alban Berg Quartett · Quartet Recital 1978
Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg Quartett Quartet Recital 1978 6:34
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 1. Andante, ma non troppo - Allegro energico
Jean Sibelius , San Francisco Symphony , Herbert Blomstedt · Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years
Jean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years 11:33
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 2. Andante (ma non troppo lento)
Jean Sibelius , San Francisco Symphony , Herbert Blomstedt · Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years
Jean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years 9:51
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Jean Sibelius , San Francisco Symphony , Herbert Blomstedt · Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years
Jean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years 5:13
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: 4. Finale (Quasi una fantasia)
Jean Sibelius , San Francisco Symphony , Herbert Blomstedt · Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years
Jean Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years 13:21