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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.
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Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op.93: I. Moderato
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle · Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 26:39
Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op.93: II. Allegro
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle · Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 4:21
Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op.93: III. Allegretto - Largo - Più mosso
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle · Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 13:06
Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op.93: IV. Andante - Allegro - L'istesso tempo
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle · Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem/Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 13:04
Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings
Richard Strauss , San Francisco Symphony , Herbert Blomstedt · Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Don Juan; Metamorphosen
Richard Strauss, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben; Don Juan; Metamorphosen 28:54
La Valse: La Valse
Maurice Ravel , Yuja Wang · transformation
Maurice Ravel, Yuja Wang transformation 11:49
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op.25 (orch. Schoenberg): I. Allegro
Sir Simon Rattle · Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor
Sir Simon Rattle Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor 14:07
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op.25 (orch. Schoenberg): II. Intermezzo (Allegro ma non troppo) - Trio
Sir Simon Rattle · Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor
Sir Simon Rattle Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor 8:25
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op.25 (orch. Schoenberg): III. Andante con moto - Animato
Sir Simon Rattle · Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor
Sir Simon Rattle Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor 10:53
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op.25 (orch. Schoenberg): IV. Rondo alla Zingarese (Presto)
Sir Simon Rattle · Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor
Sir Simon Rattle Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor 9:25
String Quartet No.2 in D: 1. Allegro
Alexander Borodin , Borodin Quartet · Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8
Alexander Borodin, Borodin Quartet Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 7:46
String Quartet No.2 in D: 2. Scherzo
Alexander Borodin , Borodin Quartet · Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8
Alexander Borodin, Borodin Quartet Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 4:47
String Quartet No.2 in D: 3. Notturno
Alexander Borodin , Borodin Quartet · Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8
Alexander Borodin, Borodin Quartet Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 8:11
String Quartet No.2 in D: 4. Finale
Alexander Borodin , Borodin Quartet · Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8
Alexander Borodin, Borodin Quartet Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 / Borodin: String Quartet No.2 / Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 6:57
String Quartet In E Minor: 1. Allegro
Giuseppe Verdi , Amadeus Quartet · Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets
Giuseppe Verdi, Amadeus Quartet Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets 7:35
String Quartet In E Minor: 2. Andantino
Giuseppe Verdi , Amadeus Quartet · Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets
Giuseppe Verdi, Amadeus Quartet Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets 7:58
String Quartet In E Minor: 3. Prestissimo
Giuseppe Verdi , Amadeus Quartet · Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets
Giuseppe Verdi, Amadeus Quartet Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets 3:06
String Quartet In E Minor: 4. Scherzo Fuga (Allegro assai mosso)
Giuseppe Verdi , Amadeus Quartet · Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets
Giuseppe Verdi, Amadeus Quartet Verdi / Tchaikovsky / Smetana: String Quartets 4:39
String Quartet No.2 In D Minor: I. Allegro
Talich Quartet · Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Talich Quartet Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata" 5:07
String Quartet No.2 In D Minor: II. Allegro Moderato - Andante Cantabile - Tempo
Talich Quartet · Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Talich Quartet Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata" 5:25
String Quartet No.2 In D Minor: III. Allegro Non Più Moderato, Ma Agitato E Con Fuoco - Molto Moderato, Quasi Marcia
Talich Quartet · Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Talich Quartet Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata" 4:50
String Quartet No.2 In D Minor: IV. Finale: Presto - Allegro - Moderato - Tempo
Talich Quartet · Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Talich Quartet Smetana String Quartets 1, 2/Josef Suk: Wenceslas Chorale/Janá Ek: String Quartet No.1 "Kreutzer Sonata" 2:44
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22: I. Adagio - Moderato assai
Borodin Quartet · Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky
Borodin Quartet Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky 11:38
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22: II. Scherzo - Allegro giusto
Borodin Quartet · Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky
Borodin Quartet Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky 5:24
String Quartet No. 2, in F Major, Op. 22: III. Andante ma non tanto
Borodin Quartet · Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky
Borodin Quartet Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky 12:23
String Quartet No. 2, in F Major, Op. 22: IV. Finale - Allegro con moto
Borodin Quartet · Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky
Borodin Quartet Borodin Quartet Performs Tchaikovsky 5:44
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 - "Jupiter": I. Allegro vivace
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Prague Chamber Orchestra , Sir Charles Mackerras · Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41 10:56
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 - "Jupiter": II. Andante cantabile
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Prague Chamber Orchestra , Sir Charles Mackerras · Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41 10:58
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 - "Jupiter": III. Menuetto - Trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Prague Chamber Orchestra , Sir Charles Mackerras · Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41 4:38
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 - "Jupiter": IV. Finale - Molto allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Prague Chamber Orchestra , Sir Charles Mackerras · Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 36, 38, 40, 41 10:56