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Jess Gillam with... Amy Harman

Jess and Amy chat about the music they love, from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Vivaldi, Miles Davis and Caroline Shaw.

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the bassoonist Amy Harman.

From her 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, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

Her guest is Amy Harman, principal bassoon with Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera, and their music ranges from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Handel and Vivaldi, some classic Miles Davis and new music by Caroline Shaw.

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Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide (Overture)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • The Best BBC Proms Album in the World... Ever!.
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon Concerto in E minor RV484, 3rd movement

    Performer: Sergio Azzolini.
    • NAIVE.
  • Miles Davis

    Flamenco Sketches

  • Anna Meredith

    Blackfriars

    Performer: Oliver Coates. Performer: Anna Meredith.
    • Varmints.
    • Moshi Moshi.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Zen Love Song

    Performer: VOCES8.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Caroline Shaw

    Plan and Elevation: IV: The Orangery

    Ensemble: Attacca Quartet.
    • Nonesuch.
  • John Mackey

    Soprano Saxophone Concerto, 2nd movement: Felt

    Performer: Timothy McAllister.
  • Georg Frideric Handel

    Susanna, HWV 66: Crystal Streams in Murmurs Flowing

    Performer: Ruby Hughes.
    • CHANDOS.

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