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Jess Gillam with... Stephanie Childress

Jess Gillam is joined by conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress, to swap tracks and share the music they love.

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 the conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress who has been described as a 'seriously exciting (and unnervingly young) talent'. Their musical choices take us from Poulenc to Rachmaninov via the Beach Boys and a Doris Day classic.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Double Piano Concerto, 1st movement

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Performer: Hélène Mercier. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

    Orchestra: Staatsorchester Stuttgart. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • ECM : 8177642.
    • ECM.
    • 2.
  • Doris Day

    Move Over, Darling

    Performer: Doris Day.
    • CBS.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Dumbarton Oaks

    Orchestra: The Knights.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • Brian Wilson

    Good Vibrations

    Performer: The Beach Boys.
    • Capitol.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches requiem Op.45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen

    Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Bells [Kolokola] Op.35 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

    Singer: Ľuba Orgonášová. Singer: Stuart Skelton. Singer: Mikhail Petrenko. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.

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