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Jess Gillam with... Jonathon Heyward

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by conductor Jonathon Heyward to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by the conductor Jonathon Heyward 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 Jonathon Heyward and between them they have chosen music by Stravinsky, Satie and Stevie Wonder.

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Holst

    Jupiter - The Bringer of Jollity (The Planets)

    Conductor: Jonathon Heyward. Orchestra: Seattle Symphony.
    • With kind permission of Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring - Danse secrale (l'elue)

    Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Erik Satie

    Trois Melodies: No.1 Les Anges

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw. Singer: Barbara Hannigan.
    • WINTER & WINTER.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Superstition

    • Talking Book.
    • Motown.
    • 6.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no. 4 (Op.90) in A major "Italian", 4th movement; Saltarello (Presto)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
  • JacobTV

    Tallahatchie Concerto; Slow Movement

    Orchestra: Het Gelders Orkest. Conductor: Jurjen Hempel.
    • Buku Of Horn.
    • Basta.
    • 1.
  • Madeleine Peyroux

    Weary Blues

    • Careless Love.
    • Rounder.
    • 9.
  • Max Richter

    Vivaldi Recomposed - Spring 0 / Spring 1

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Conductor: André de Ridder.
    • Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 4 in C minor Op.43; Largo - Allegro

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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