Jess Gillam with... Ollie Howell
Jess and Ollie's tracks include Dvorak, Quincy Jones and Nadia Boulanger, plus some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
Saxophonist Jess Gillam meets the dynamic young drummer and television composer Ollie Howell, and their eclectic choices include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a film score by Quincy Jones, a mesmerising piano miniature by Nadia Boulanger, and some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.
This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.
Symphony No. 9; 1st movementConductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
- Qwest Records.
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110, BB 115Performer: Cédric Tiberghien. Performer: François-Frédéric Guy. Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Sam Walton.
Vers La Vie NouvellePerformer: Lucy Mauro.
Music For Large EnsembleEnsemble: Steve Reich and Musicians.
Franz von Biber
Passacaglia for unaccompanied violinPerformer: Rachel Podger.
La ValseConductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
April in Paris
- Sat 6 Apr 2019 12:30
- Sat 27 Jul 2019 12:30