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

Classical Fix BBC

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

    Jack Garratt

    Jack Garratt

    Guest presenter Jules Buckley stands in for Clemmie Burton-Hill in a new series of Classical Fix, mixing bespoke classical playlists for music-loving guests. This week, Jules is joined by singer-songwriter Jack Garratt.

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Jules Buckley is a Grammy-winning conductor, arranger and composer who pushes the boundaries of almost all musical genres by placing them in an orchestral context, and has earned himself a reputation as a 'pioneering genre alchemist' and 'agitator of musical convention'. He leads two of the world’s most versatile and in-demand orchestras - the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest - and over the past nine years he has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking BBC Proms, including the Ibiza Prom, 1Xtra's Grime Symphony, The Songs of Scott Walker, Jacob Collier and Friends, and tributes to Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Charles Mingus. In 2019, Jules joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Creative Artist in Association.

    • 30 min
    Edith Bowman

    Edith Bowman

    Guest presenter Jules Buckley stands in for Clemmie Burton-Hill in a new series of Classical Fix, mixing bespoke classical playlists for music-loving guests. This week Jules is joined by broadcaster, music-lover and film buff Edith Bowman.

    William Lawes: Consort Set no.8 (1st mvt Fantazy ‘The Sunrise’)
    Ann Southam: Glass Houses no.5 (arranged for marimbas)
    Einojuhani Rautavaara: Kyrie (from Missa a cappella)
    Steve Martland: Dance Works
    Amy Beach: Young Birches
    Gustav Mahler: Symphony no.9 in D (4th movement)


    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Jules Buckley is a Grammy-winning conductor, arranger and composer who pushes the boundaries of almost all musical genres by placing them in an orchestral context, and has earned himself a reputation as a 'pioneering genre alchemist' and 'agitator of musical convention'. He leads two of the world’s most versatile and in-demand orchestras - the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest - and over the past nine years he has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking BBC Proms, including the Ibiza Prom, 1Xtra's Grime Symphony, The Songs of Scott Walker, Jacob Collier and Friends, and tributes to Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Charles Mingus. In 2019, Jules joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Creative Artist in Association.

    • 29 min
    Cory Henry

    Cory Henry

    Guest presenter Jules Buckley stands in for Clemmie Burton-Hill in a new series of Classical fix, mixing bespoke classical playlists for music-loving guests. This week, Jules is joined by the composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cory Henry.

    Cory's playlist:

    Johannes Brahms: Symphony no.4 (3rd movement )
    William Grant Still: Summerland (from Three Visions)
    Igor Stravinsky: Tango No.72 arranged for orchestra
    Kate Moore: Broken Rosary
    Giacomo Puccini: Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)
    Maurice Ravel: Quartet in F (1st movement) arranged for Ondes Martenot ensemble


    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Jules Buckley is a Grammy-winning conductor, arranger and composer who pushes the boundaries of almost all musical genres by placing them in an orchestral context, and has earned himself a reputation as a 'pioneering genre alchemist' and 'agitator of musical convention'. He leads two of the world’s most versatile and in-demand orchestras - the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest - and over the past nine years he has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking BBC Proms, including the Ibiza Prom, 1Xtra's Grime Symphony, The Songs of Scott Walker, Jacob Collier and Friends, and tributes to Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Charles Mingus. In 2019, Jules joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Creative Artist in Association.

    • 29 min
    Laura Marling

    Laura Marling

    Guest presenter Jules Buckley stands in for Clemmie Burton-Hill in a new series of Classical fix, mixing bespoke classical playlists for music-loving guests. This week, Jules is joined by singer-songwriter Laura Marling.

    Laura's playlist:

    Louise Farrenc: Overture no.1 in E Minor
    Jennifer Higdon: Nocturne (from String Poetic)
    Jonathan Dove: Vertue
    Santiago de Murcia: Gaitas (from Saldivar Codex no.4)
    Sarah Nicolls: Sleep Scene
    Richard Strauss: Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Jules Buckley is a Grammy-winning conductor, arranger and composer who pushes the boundaries of almost all musical genres by placing them in an orchestral context, and has earned himself a reputation as a 'pioneering genre alchemist' and 'agitator of musical convention'. He leads two of the world’s most versatile and in-demand orchestras - the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest - and over the past nine years he has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking BBC Proms, including the Ibiza Prom, 1Xtra's Grime Symphony, The Songs of Scott Walker, Jacob Collier and Friends, and tributes to Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Charles Mingus. In 2019, Jules joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Creative Artist in Association.

    • 29 min
    Arlo Parks

    Arlo Parks

    Guest presenter Jules Buckley stands in for Clemmie Burton-Hill in a new series of Classical fix, mixing bespoke classical playlists for music-loving guests. This week Jules is joined by poet and singer Arlo Parks.

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Jules Buckley is a Grammy-winning conductor, arranger and composer who pushes the boundaries of almost all musical genres by placing them in an orchestral context, and has earned himself a reputation as a 'pioneering genre alchemist' and 'agitator of musical convention'. He leads two of the world’s most versatile and in-demand orchestras - the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest - and over the past nine years he has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking BBC Proms, including the Ibiza Prom, 1Xtra's Grime Symphony, The Songs of Scott Walker, Jacob Collier and Friends, and tributes to Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Charles Mingus. In 2019, Jules joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Creative Artist in Association.

    • 29 min
    Blake Mills

    Blake Mills

    Guest presenter Jules Buckley stands in for Clemmie Burton-Hill in a new series of Classical fix, mixing bespoke classical playlists for music-loving guests. This week, Jules is joined by LA-based guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer, Blake Mills.

    Blake's playlist:

    Maurice Ravel - Trois poemes de Stephane Mallarme: no.1 Soupir
    Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question
    Hildegard von Bingen - Vos flores rosarum
    Jonny Greenwood - Tree Strings
    Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor (2nd movement)
    Richard Ayres - No. 37b (4th movement 'Exit')

    Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Jules Buckley is a Grammy-winning conductor, arranger and composer who pushes the boundaries of almost all musical genres by placing them in an orchestral context, and has earned himself a reputation as a 'pioneering genre alchemist' and' agitator of musical convention'. He leads two of the world’s most versatile and in-demand orchestras - the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest - and over the past nine years he has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking BBC Proms, including the Ibiza Prom, 1Xtra's Grime Symphony, The Songs of Scott Walker, Jacob Collier and Friends, and tributes to Quincy Jones, Nina Simone and Charles Mingus. In 2019, Jules joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Creative Artist in Association.

    • 29 min

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