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The podcast for classical newbies. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.

Classical Fix BBC Radio 3

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    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

The podcast for classical newbies. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.

    Julia Samuel

    Julia Samuel

    Clemency Burton-Hill returns to host a special edition of Classical Fix as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, mixing a classical playlist for bestselling psychotherapist Julia Samuel whose new book 'Every Family Has a Story' explores how we are influenced by our families and how we can change.

    Clemmie's playlist for Julia has family at its heart and together they explore how music can help us connect to ourselves and to each other, and how it allows us to feel the pain and darkness that can ultimately help us heal.

    Julia's playlist:

    Lili Boulanger - D'un Jardin Clair
    CPE Bach - Cello Concerto in A major (3rd movement)
    Domenico Scarlatti - Agnus Dei from Missa Breve 'La Stella'
    Gustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n
    Robert Schumann - Widmung (arranged by Clara Schumann)
    Johannes Brahms - Intermezzo no.1 in E flat (Op.117)

    • 32 min
    Zoe Williams

    Zoe Williams

    Linton Stephens hosts a new series of Classical Fix, introducing music-loving guests to classical music. This week, Linton is joined by doctor and ex-Gladiator, Zoe Williams.

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Each week, Linton mixes a bespoke playlist for his guest, who then joins him to share their impressions of their new classical discoveries. Linton Stephens is a bassoonist with the Chineke! Orchestra and has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and Opera North, amongst many others.

    • 28 min
    Magical Bones

    Magical Bones

    Linton Stephens hosts a new series of Classical Fix, introducing music-loving guests to classical music. This week, Linton is joined by magician, illusionist and hip-hop dancer, Richard Essien aka Magical Bones.

    Bones's playlist:

    Ann Southam - Glass Houses no.2 (arranged for marimbas)
    Fanny Mendelssohn - Piano Sonata in G minor (2nd movement)
    George Frideric Handel - "Vo' dar pace a un' alma altiera" from the opera Tamerlano
    Hania Rani/Dobrawa Czocher - Prelude in C minor
    Wililam Walton - Portsmouth Point
    Eric Ewazen - A Duet for Our Time: 3rd movement 'Of Anguish'

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Each week, Linton mixes a bespoke playlist for his guest, who then joins him to share their impressions of their new classical discoveries. Linton Stephens is a bassoonist with the Chineke! Orchestra and has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and Opera North, amongst many others.

    • 29 min
    Sigrid

    Sigrid

    For International Women's Day 2022, Linton Stephens mixes a classical playlist for singer and songwriter Sigrid.

    Sigrid's playlist:

    Gabriela Montero - Improvisation on Pachelbel's Canon in D major
    Louise Farrenc - Symphony no. 1 in C minor (4th movement)
    Hannah Peel - The Unfolding
    Barbara Strozzi - Amor dormiglione
    Dobrinka Tabakova - Concerto for cello and orchestra, 3rd movement 'Radiant'
    Klein - Hope Dealers

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Each week, Linton mixes a bespoke playlist for his guest, who then joins him to share their impressions of their new classical discoveries. Linton Stephens is a bassoonist with the Chineke! Orchestra and has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and Opera North, amongst many others.

    • 29 min
    Bastille's Dan Smith

    Bastille's Dan Smith

    Linton Stephens hosts a new series of Classical Fix, introducing music-loving guests to classical music. This week Linton is joined by Dan Smith, singer of the band Bastille and co-host of the podcast Turn Up for the Books.

    Dan's playlist:

    Astor Piazzolla - Pedro y Pedro
    Ruth Crawford Seeger - Rissolty Rossolty
    Antonio Vivaldi - Vedrò con mio diletto (arranged for flugelhorn)
    Katharine Parker - Arc-en-ciel
    Ola Gjeilo - Ubi Caritas
    Dorothy Lawson - Epic Soda

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Each week, Linton mixes a bespoke playlist for his guest, who then joins him to share their impressions of their new classical discoveries. Linton Stephens is a bassoonist with the Chineke! Orchestra and has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and Opera North, amongst many others.

    • 28 min
    Chris Hawkins

    Chris Hawkins

    Linton Stephens hosts a new series of Classical Fix, introducing music-loving guests to classical music. This week Linton is joined by broadcaster and BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Chris Hawkins, host of weekday mornings and a brand new show on BBC Sounds called 'The Remix' which celebrates reimagined, re-versioned and remixed music..

    Chris's playlist:

    Clara Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor (1st movement)
    Nico Muhly - Bright Mass with Canons (Kyrie)
    JS Bach - Cello Suite no.6 in D major (Sarabande)
    Amanda Feery - It's in the trees, it's coming
    Helene de Montgeroult - Piano Sonata in A minor (2nd movement)
    Maurice Ravel - Daphnis and Chloe Suite no.2

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Each week, Linton mixes a bespoke playlist for his guest, who then joins him to share their impressions of their new classical discoveries. Linton Stephens is a bassoonist with the Chineke! Orchestra and has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and Opera North, amongst many others.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

LGMZG ,

Good show

Linton Stephen has a easy and so natural way to make me feel at home and not just me also his guest. Easy way to reconnect with his music choices. Good addition to the show. The show was good now is even bettter

SAARKÉSH ,

Discover brilliant composers & their creations

A huge thanks to the producers of with this podcast. Some episodes demand listening to again & again. Full of leads and new discoveries. Be ready to be dazzled by the music & it’s impact on human psyche- simply awesome 👏
Waiting for more… 🙏

JeannieMTR ,

Hooray!

So happy to hear Clemmie and this show!! Both beautiful!! I loved all the pieces you chose. I’d first heard Clemmie on Open Ears Project which I absolutely loved! Then it went away & I wondered why.
Will Open Ears Project return?
Yes please.
I will continue to listen here as well. Another fabulous podcast.
☮️💜
Thank you!

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