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Jess Gillam with... Heloise Werner

Jess Gillam and Heloise Werner share music from Shostakovich's Festive Overture to Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, plus Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

Jess Gillam is joined by the singer and composer Heloise Werner, a member of the young new music ensemble, The Hermes Experiment. Their music includes Shostakovich's Festive Oveture and Strauss' epic tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, plus tracks by Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin.

From 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, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

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30 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud


    Performer: Jess Gillam. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Héloïse Werner

    The Other Side of the Sea

    Performer: Héloïse Werner.
  • Teresa Cristina

    Para Nao Contrariar Voce

    Performer: Teresa Cristina. Ensemble: Grupo Semente.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St John Passion; Ich folge dir gleichfalls

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: Academy of Ancient Music. Performer: Richard Egarr.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture, Op 96

    Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5, Piano Concerto no. 2: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, A.
    • Delos.
  • Meredith Monk

    Double Fiesta

    Performer: Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble.
    • ECM.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto à 5 in C major, Op 7 No 2

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Performer: Hans Elhorst. Orchestra: Camerata Bern.
  • Graham Fitkin

    Hard Fairy

    Performer: Graham Fitkin Band.
    • Hard Fairy.
    • Argo.
    • 006.
  • Robert Schumann

    I Blame You Not [after "Ich grolle nicht"]

    Composer: Mara Carlyle. Singer: Mara Carlyle.
    • The Lovely.
    • Accidental.
    • 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Ich Grolle Nicht from Dichterliebe

    Performer: Gerald Finley. Performer: Julius Drake.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze Di Figaro, Act III scene 5; Sextet: Riconosci in questo amplesso

    Performer: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
  • Richard Strauss

    Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.


  • Sat 29 Jun 2019 12:30
  • Sat 26 Oct 2019 12:30

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