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Jess Gillam with Lucy Armstrong

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Lucy Armstrong to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Jess Gillam is joined by composer Lucy Armstrong 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 today is composer Lucy Armstrong and together they have selected music from Smetana to Sondheim.

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - suite, arr. for saxophone/clarinet & orch.....: Brazileira

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Andee Birkett. Performer: Zeynep Ozsuca-Rattle. Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
    • Decca Classics.
  • Lucy Armstrong

    'Same Same But Different' - 3rd movement

    Ensemble: Borealis Saxophone Quartet.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride (Overture)

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

    Flute Sonata (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • BIS.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    It's Hot Up Here

    Performer: Original Cast.
    • Sunday in the park with George.
    • RCA.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Nocturne

    Performer: Evelyn Chang.
    • AVIE.
  • Tansy Davies

    Neon

    Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble. Conductor: Christopher Austin.
    • Troubairitz.
    • Nonclassical.
    • 2.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    24 Caprices Op.1 for violin solo; no. 6 in G minor

    Performer: Sueye Park.
    • BIS.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fantazia in F major upon one note

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Henry Purcell The Complete Fantazias Fretwork.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 13.
  • Lucy Armstrong

    The Executioner's Pond [extract]

    Ensemble: Psappha.
  • Oliver Knussen

    ...upon one note

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • DG.
  • Kurt Weill

    Je ne t'aime pas

    Performer: Ute Lemper. Performer: Kai Rautenberg.
    • Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Richard M. Sherman

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Performer: Studio Orchestra.
    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Original Cast Soundtrack.
    • United Artists Records.

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