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Jess Gillam with Martynas Levickis

Jess Gillam is joined by accordionist Martynas Levickis to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by accordionist Martynas Levickis 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 Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, together they have chosen music by Mozart, Mahler, Bjork and some electro swing from Parov Stelar.

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Marriage of Figaro; Overture

    Conductor: Teodor Currentzis. Ensemble: Musica Aeterna.
    • Sony.
    • 88883709262.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528

    Composer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4835022.
  • Parov Stelar

    Clap your hands

    • Etage Noir Recordings.
    • ENCD017.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    Trois pieces for Cello and Piano - 111. Vite et nerveusement

    Featured Artist: Gustav Rivinius. Featured Artist: Anna Rita Hitaj.
    • Avi Music.
    • AVI8553295.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Madrigals, Libro No. 6 Moro lasso al mio duolo

    Featured Artist: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • ALPHA.
    • 265.
  • Björk

    Bachelorette

    • One Little Indian.
    • TPLP71CD.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 5 - 4th movement

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • DG.
    • 4776545.

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