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Julian Bliss

Clarinettist Julian Bliss introduces a selection of his favourite music, including works by Holst, Finzi, Mozart, Debussy, Weber and Herbie Hancock.

The clarinettist Julian Bliss introduces a selection of some of his favourite music, including pieces that he discovered from musicians who helped shape his career.

Starting at the prodigiously young age of four, Julian Bliss has gone on to carve out an interrnational career as one of the world's best-known clarinettists. For Saturday Classics he's chosen a programme of music that reflects both his career, his enthusiasms, and some of the people that have helped shape his career.

His musical choices include works by Holst, Finzi, Mozart, Debussy, Weber and Herbie Hancock.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 31 Jan 2015 14:00

Music Played

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Gayane - 3 dances: Sabre dance [Presto]

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Kirov Orchestra.
    • DECCA : 4782122.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Romance, Op.11

    Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN10425X.
    • 5.
  • Gustav Holst

    Mars (The Planets)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Choir: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir.
    • VIRGO : VJ7914572.
    • VIRGO.
    • 1.
  • Eric Whitacre


    Conductor: Eric Whitacre. Ensemble: Eric Whitacre Singers.
    • DECCA : 2743209.
    • DECCA.
    • 16.
  • George Gershwin

    Fantasy on themes from Porgy and Bess for two pianos

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Performer: Alexander Gurning. Composer: Percy Grainger.
    • EMI : 0708362.
    • EMI.
    • 10.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the Priest

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • DECCA : 4550412.
    • DECCA.
  • Claude Debussy

    Premiere Rapsodie

    Performer: Bradley Moore. Performer: Julian Bliss.
  • Richard Strauss

    Don Juan

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 439-016 2.
    • DG.
    • 10.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - Final Scene, Act 2

    Singer: Luca Pisaroni. Singer: Ildebrando d’Arcangelo. Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Singer: Rolando Villazón. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Singer: Mojca Erdmann. Singer: Konstantin Wolff. Singer: Vitalij Kowaljow. Singer: Diana Damrau.
    • DG : 4779878.
    • DG.
    • 3.
  • Herbie Hancock

    Cantaloupe Island

    • BLUE NOTE : CDP8293312.
    • BLUE NOTE.
    • 1.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No.2 in Eb Op74

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • EMI : CDC7473512.
    • EMI.