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Jess Gillam with... Jessie Grimes

Jess Gillam and clarinettist Jessie Grimes swap Mozart and Mussorgsky, polished pop from The Beatles and Vulfpeck and get sentimental over Satie and Schubert.

Jess and clarinettist Jessie Grimes swap the music they love, including the Mozart Clarinet Concerto that first sparked Jessie's interest in the clarinet, a Beatles classic with an indefinable opening chord, polished pop by Vulfpeck and Schubert's emotional Shepherd on the Rock.

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

And here's what we played today...

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto KV 622 i. Allegro
Hard Days Night – Beatles
Franz Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for voice, clarinet and piano (D.965)
John Harle – A Painted Life: IV. Painted Life
Richard Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie (Op.64) VI. Auf dem Gipfel
Jess: Satie - Je Te veux
Vulfpeck - Animal Spirits
Mussorgsky - The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

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.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Concerto KV 622 i. Allegro

    Performer: Jack Brymer. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
  • The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night

    • A Hard Day's Night.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Christopher Glynn. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
    • The Shepherd on the Rock.
    • Signum.
  • John Harle

    A Painted Life: IV. Painted Life

    Performer: John Harle. Performer: Steve Lodder. Singer: Sarah Leonard. Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Art Music.
    • Sospiro Records.
    • 4.
  • Richard Strauss

    Alpine Symphony, Op 64 (On the summit)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Strauss, Eine Alpensinfonie: LSO.
    • LSO Live.
    • 12.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Singer: Juliette. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Vulfpeck

    Animal Spirits

    • The Beautiful Game.
    • Vulf Records.
    • 2.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    The Great Gate of Kiev (Pictures at an Exhibition)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mussorgsky / Borodin: Berliner Philharmoniker / Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • Augusta Holmès

    Fantasie (conclusion)

    Performer: Jessie Grimes. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • BBC Recording.

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