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Jess Gillam with... Lauren Fagan

Jess Gillam and soprano Lauren Fagan share music from Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man to Queen, John Adams and Barbara Bonney singing Schubert

Jess Gillam is joined by the soprano Lauren Fagan, a recent graduate of the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. They chat about the music they love, from Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, to Queen and John Adams, and Barbara Bonney singing Schubert

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 BAFTAs, 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.

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

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ma quando tornerai (from Alcina)

    Performer: Lauren Fagan. Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Aaron Copland: The World of Aaron Copland.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ganymed D.544

    Performer: Barbara Bonney. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons.
    • ELATUS.
  • Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    • A Night at the Opera.
    • EMI.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; Storm

    Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Libor Pešek.
    • Virgin.
  • Regina Spektor

    Lady

    Performer: Regina Spektor.
    • SIRE.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Conductor: Adrian Boult.
  • John Adams

    Harmonium (Part 1: Negative Love)

    Performer: San Francisco Symphony. Choir: San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Conductor: John Adams.
    • Nonesuch 7559795492.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Suor Angelica - Senza mamma

    Performer: Anna Moffo. Orchestra: Orchestra sinfonica di Milano della RAI. Conductor: Ottavio Ziino.

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