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Jess Gillam with... Cecilia Bignall

Jess and Cecilia swap some of their favourite music, including the epic Dies Irae from Verdi's Requiem, fight scenes from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, folk tunes by Sulkhan Tsintsadze, and tracks by Mica Levi and Nino Rota.

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

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche

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

    Interlude 1

    Performer: Cecilia Bignall.
    • EDITION.
  • David Bowie

    Where Are We Now?

    • The Next Day.
    • Iso Records, Columbia.
    • 5.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Colour of Blossoms

    Ensemble: Trio Derazey.
    • DEUX-ELLES.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem - Dies Irae

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • LSO.
  • Sulkhan Tsintsadze

    5 Pieces on Folk Themes; No.4 Nana & No.5 Dance Tune

    Performer: Amit Peled. Performer: Noreen Polera.
    • CENTAUR.
  • Caroline Shaw

    Partita for 8 Voices 1. Allemande

    Ensemble: Roomful of Teeth. Director: Brad Wells.
    • NEW AMSTERDAM.
  • Mica Levi

    Pre-Barok

    Performer: Oliver Coates.
    • SLIP.
  • Nino Rota

    Prelude No.13

    Performer: Jimmy Briere.
    • ANALEKTA.
  • St. Vincent

    Marrow

    Performer: St. Vincent.
    • 4AD.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • WARNER.

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