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Clemmie meets Bobby Friction

Clemency Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. Today, Bobby Friction from the Asian Network. For the full playlist, visit the programme website.

Clemency Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. In today's episode, Bobby Friction from the Asian Network talks about the emotional impact Clemmie's playlist had on him, and his love of two thirds of a piece by Czech composer Smetana.

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.

Bobby's playlist:

Bernstein - Candide Overture
Couperin/Ades - Les Baricades Misterieuses
Debussy - Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum from Children's Corner
Dvorak - String Quartet 'American' (4th movement)
Purcell - 'Music for a While' from Oedipus
Smetana - 'Vltava' from Ma Vlast

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30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide (Overture)

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Mehta - Gershwin; Copland; Bernstein; Kraft.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • François Couperin

    Les Barricades Mysterieuses

    Music Arranger: Thomas Adès. Ensemble: The Composers Ensemble.
    • Ades: America: A Prophecy.
    • 14.
  • Claude Debussy

    Dr Gradus ad Parnassum (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Debussy: Images/Children's Corner etc: Simon Trpceski.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet in F, Op 96, 'American' (Finale)

    Ensemble: Juilliard String Quartet.
    • Sony.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music for a while (Oedipus)

    Performer: Laurence Cummings. Singer: Carolyn Sampson.
    • BIS.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • B. Smetana; Ma Vlast: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Belohlavek.
    • Supraphon.
    • 2.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Raga Piloo

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin.


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