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Clemmie meets Gemma Cairney

Clemency Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. Today, writer and broadcaster Gemma Cairney. For the full playlist, visit the programme website.

Clemency Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here. In today's episode, writer and broadcaster Gemma Cairney reveals how Clemency's playlist chimes with her life right now.

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 Clemency 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.

Gemma's playlist:

CPE Bach - Flute Concerto in A minor (1st movement)
Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus 'Concerto for Birds & Orchestra' (2nd movement 'Melankolia')
Frank Zappa - G-Spot Tornado
Shostakovich - Piano Concerto no.2 (2nd movement)
Anna Meredith - Heal You
Schumann - Piano Quintet in E flat major (1st movement).

17 days left to listen

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto in A minor, Wq166: Allegro assai

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Melancholia (Cantus Arcticus, Op.61)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 - 2nd movement, Andante

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Director: Teodor Currentzis.
  • Frank Zappa

    G-Spot Tornado

    Ensemble: Ensemble Modern.
  • Anna Meredith

    Heal You

    Ensemble: Juice Vocal Ensemble.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Ensemble: Cleveland Quartet.


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