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Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too. Music, eclectic playlists and chat, with a new guest every week.

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Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too. Music, eclectic playlists and chat, with a new guest every week.

    Jess Gillam with... Tom Donald

    Jess Gillam with... Tom Donald

    Jess Gillam is joined by composer and pianist Tom Donald to swap tracks they love, including music by Keith Jarrett, Schumann, Stravinsky, big dog little dog and Elton John.

    Playlist:

    Keith Jarrett - Book of Ways 4
    Igor Stravinsky - Infernal Dance from The Firebird (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons)
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No 3 in D minor - Part 2 (4th mvt) (Christa Ludwig / New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein)
    J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria (Murray Perahia)
    Ross Edwards - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1st mvt) (Dennis Hennig / Queensland Symphony Orchestra / Myer Fredman)
    big dog little dog - Panorama
    Elton John - Idol
    Robert Schumann - Concert Piece for 4 Horns & Orchestra, Op 86 (1st mvt) (Markus Maskuniitty / Martin Schöpfer / Kristofer Öberg / Mónica
    Berenguer Caro / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Sakari Oramo)

    • 29 min
    Jess Gillam with... Alexandra Oomens

    Jess Gillam with... Alexandra Oomens

    Jess Gillam and soprano Alexandra Oomens share the music they love, including Handel, Janacek and Marilyn Monroe.

    Today we listened to...

    Handel – Guilio Cesare: Act 3; Da Tempeste (Amanda Forsythe, Apollo’s Fire, Jeanette Sorrell)
    Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now
    Elena Kats-Chernin - Memorial Rag (Gondwana Voices, Lyn Williams)
    Janacek – Glagolitic Mass: VIII. Intrada (CBSO, Simon Rattle)
    Andrew Bird – Pulaski at Night
    Philip Glass – Glassworks: I. Opening (Philip Glass Ensemble, Michael Riesman)
    Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby, lyrics by Bert Kalmar – I wanna be loved by you (Marilyn Monroe, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra)
    Tchaikovsky – Piano Concert No. 1: 1st mvt Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito (Martha Argerich, Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado)

    • 29 min
    Jess Gillam with... Sasha Scott

    Jess Gillam with... Sasha Scott

    Jess Gillam and composer and violinist Sasha Scott share the music they love, including Vivaldi, Ligeti, Henriette Renié, and The Prodigy. Sasha Scott was one of the Senior Category winners in the BBC Young Composer 2019 competition.

    Playlist:

    Witold Lutosławski – Symphony No 4 (Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Antoni Wit)
    Francis Poulenc – Flute Sonata FP 164 (1st mvt) (Emmanuel Pahud / Éric Le Sage)
    The Prodigy – Out of Space
    Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons: Winter (1st mvt) (Pekka Kuusisto / Virtuosi di Kuhmo)
    György Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Cello (1st mvt) (Miklós Perényi)
    Henriette Renié – Harp Concerto in C minor (1st mvt) (Emmanuel Ceysson / Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence / Samuel Jean)
    Brahms – Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat, Op 83 (1st mvt) (Krystian Zimerman / Wiener Philharmoniker / Leonard Bernstein)
    Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

    • 29 min
    Jess Gillam with... Jasmin Kent Rodgman

    Jess Gillam with... Jasmin Kent Rodgman

    Jess Gillam and composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman share the music they love including Tchaikovsky, Arve Henriksen, Pan Daijing, Ella & Louis and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

    Playlist:

    Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - op.20 Act 2, No. 10 (LSO, Andre Previn)
    Arve Henriksen - Arco Akropolis
    Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Let’s Call the whole thing off
    Pan Daijing – Phenomenon
    Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique – Un Bal (West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim)
    Mosseri, Herskedal, Talbot, Marshall - San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
    Penguin Cafe Orchestra - The Sound of Someone You Love Who’s Going Away and It Doesn’t Matter
    Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Andante (Dmitri Shostakovich Jr, I Musici De Montreal, Maxim Shostakovich)

    • 28 min
    Jess Gillam with... Alex Woolf

    Jess Gillam with... Alex Woolf

    Jess Gillam and composer Alex Woolf share some of the sounds they love, including music by John Adams and Tom Waits, and Imelda Staunton singing Sondheim.

    Playlist:
    John Adams - City Noir – I. The City and its Double (St Louis Symphony, David Robertson)
    Leroy Anderson - The Waltzing Cat
    Britten - Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings – Sonnet (Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, LSO, Benjamin Britten)
    De Falla - Siete Canciones; I. El pano moruno (Arr. Efraín Oscher) (Avi Avital)
    Sondheim - Losing My Mind (from Follies) (Imelda Staunton)
    David Maslanka - A Child’s Garden of Dreams; I.There is a desert on the moon (Dallas Wind Symphony)
    Voctave - Impossible Dream
    Tom Waits - Take it With Me

    • 28 min
    Jess Gillam with... Cassie Kinoshi

    Jess Gillam with... Cassie Kinoshi

    Jess Gillam chats to composer and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi about the music they love. With music by Heiner Goebbels, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Dinah Washington and Prokofiev.

    Playlist:
    Heiner Goebbels - Suite for Sampler and Orchestra: Courante (Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Peter Rundel)
    Louise Farrenc - Nonet in E flat major Op.38 for chamber ensemble: 3rd mvt; Scherzo vivace (Consortium Classicum)
    Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Op. 55; IV. Larghetto (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, BBC Philharmonic, Giananfea Noseda)
    Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth
    Empirical - The Simple Light Shines The Brightest
    Anna Thorvaldsdottir - In the Light of Air; III. Existence (International Contemporary Ensemble)
    Toru Takemitsu - Litany: II. Lento misterioso (Kotaro Fukuma, piano)
    Michael Nyman - Prosperos Magic (from Prosperos Books)

    • 28 min

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