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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Documentary following the world's most famous choir through a special year of music, in the centenary year of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suzy explores the use, abuse and manipulation of music in WWII. From swinging jazz to madcap ballets, both sides used music as a weapon in the battle for civilisation. Show more

Our Classical Century

Series 1

1953 - 1971

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

From Brief Encounter to Last Night of the Proms, Suzy Klein and Joan Bakewell explore the post-war story of our growing relationship with classical music on television and film Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Presenter:
Joan Bakewell
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Director:
Ellen Hobson
Producer:
James Giles

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Suzy Klein examines how the music of the 19th century was able to flourish through economic and social change, as well as a technological revolution. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Suzy Klein explores how music's power to stir emotions gave it a crucial role in politics in the volatile years after the Russian Revolution and World War I. Show more

Our Classical Century

Series 1

1980s to the present

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

From Torvill and Dean’s gold medal performance danced to the Bolero to the Three Tenors at Italia 90, Suzy Klein and Alexandra Burke chart how classical music found whole new audiences. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Presenter:
Alexandra Burke
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Steve Condie
Director:
James Giles
Producer:
James Giles
Producer:
Mira Aroyo
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Series in which Suzy Klein explores the transformation of music in the 19th century. She shows how it became a revolutionary force that changed the world. Show more

Music Matters

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a programme from 2012, Suzy Klein interviews influential Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who died on Saturday. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Amidst protest and upheaval, Suzy Klein travelled to Cairo to ask how Egypt's cultural identity is evolving, and what role music will play in its future. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest:
Nayer Nagui
Interviewed Guest:
Ati Metwaly
Interviewed Guest:
Alaa Abdel-Aziz
Interviewed Guest:
Basma El-Husseiny
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Ghattas
Interviewed Guest:
Mustafa Said
Interviewed Guest:
Bahaa El-Ansary
Interviewed Guest:
Mahmoud Refat

BBC Proms

2019

Schumann, Schoenberg and Mozart

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suzy Klein introduces the BBC Philharmonic and Omer Meir Wellber in a performance of works by Ben-Haim, Schumann, Schoenberg and, with Yeol Eum Son, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Musician:
Yeol Eum Son
Producer:
Cat Dixon

BBC Proms

2019

Elgar's Enigma

Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and a new work - a birthday tribute to conductor Martyn Brabbins - inspired by Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations. Show more

BBC Proms

2019

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Long Yu, makes its Proms debut in a programme including works by Qigang Chen, Rachmaninov and, with Eric Lu, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 in A major. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Conductor:
余隆
Musician:
Eric Lu
Director:
John Kirby
Producer:
Seren Irvine

BBC Proms

2020

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO with a programme of unmissable music featuring star pianist Mitsuko Uchida playing Beethoven, works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, and a new composition by Thomas Adès. Show more

BBC Proms

2020

Laura Marling and the 12 Ensemble

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Laura Marling teams up with the 12 Ensemble for a retrospective journey through her back catalogue, as well as showcasing tracks from her 2020 album, Song for Our Daughter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Orchestra:
12 Ensemble
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Director:
Marcus Viner

BBC Proms

2013

Proms on Four: Friday Night at the Proms - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Beethoven's 5th Symphony headlines this Prom, preceded by his Coriolan Overture, a work of contained ferocity. The concert opens with Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Director:
John Kirby

BBC Proms

2021

Saint-Saëns and Brahms’s Fourth Symphony

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto, Purcell’s Dido’s Lament and the world premiere of a work by Elizabeth Ogonek. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest:
Chi-chi Nwanoku
Conductor:
Ryan Bancroft
Musician:
Guy Johnston
Producer:
Jyoti Mehta

BBC Proms

2010

Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner perform Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, the Four Sea Interludes from Britten's Peter Grimes, and a violin concerto by Huw Watkins. Show more

Contributors

BBC Proms

2010

The Philharmonia Play Ravel and Arvo Part

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen perform Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy and the UK premiere of a new symphony by Arvo Part. Show more