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Clemmie meets Clara Amfo

Clemency Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. Today Radio 1 DJ and Live Lounge host, Clara Amfo. For the full playlist, visit the programme's website.

Clemency Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. In today's episode, Radio 1 DJ and Live Lounge host Clara Amfo tells Clemmie how she got on with her carefully crafted playlist...

Classical Fix is Radio 3's new programme and podcast, designed for music fans who are curious about classical music and want to give it a go, but don't know where to start. Each week Clemmie will curate a bespoke playlist of six tracks for her guest, who will then join her to discuss their impressions of their brand new classical music discoveries.

Clara's playlist:

Beethoven - Symphony no.5 (4th movement)
Jordi Savall - Canarios (improvisation)
Olafur Arnalds/Chopin - Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C minor
Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor (3rd movement)
Alissa Firsova - Stabat Mater
Richard Strauss - Beim Schlafengehen from Four Last Songs

Bonus tracks:

Debussy - Clair de Lune
Bernstein/Sondheim - America from West Side Story
Morten Lauridsen - Les Chansons des Roses
James MacMillan - Gallant Weaver
Eric Whitacre - Sleep

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30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Suite bergamasque (Clair de lune)

    Performer: Alain Planès.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner: Alain Planes.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré.
    • 100 Best Relaxing Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Richard Strauss

    Beim Schlafengehen (Four Last Songs)

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Strauss, R.: Four Last Songs; 6 Orchestral Songs - Norman, Gewandhausorchester L.
    • Philips.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Barenboim.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Alissa Firsova

    Stabat Mater

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Spirit, Strength & Sorrow.
    • Coro.
    • 2.
  • Improvisation


    Ensemble: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • El Nuevo Mundo: Folías Criollas.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 12.
  • Ólafur Arnalds

    Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C minor

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • MERCURY.
  • Darius Milhaud

    "La Cheminée du Roi René" (excerpt from Madrigal-Nocturne)

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • GBBBC.


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