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Clemmie Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.

Clemmie Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.
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Clemmie Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.




Yasmin Evans

Meditation, Monteverdi and how music moves - 1Xtra DJ and all round music fanatic Yasmin Evans makes some new classical music discoveries in her custom made playlist. Listen to Yasmin's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Monteverdi - Pur ti miro (I gaze at you) from The Coronation of Poppea Weber - Clarinet Concerto no.1 in F minor (3rd movement) Arvo Part - Spiegel im Spiegel Janacek - In the Mists (1st movement) Duke Ellington - Nutcracker overture (based on music...


Lola Adesioye

Balm for the soul with Beethoven, Bach and Boulanger. Writer and socio-political commentator Lola Adesioye finds inspiration in Clemmie's classical playlist. Listen to Lola's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Florence B Price - Fantasie negre Beethoven - String Quartet no.13 in B flat, op.130 (5th mvt) Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV988 (variation 5) Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium Lili Boulanger - Nocturne Gershwin - Bess, you is my woman now from Porgy and...


Hari Kunzru

What will author and musical explorer Hari Kunzru make of the classical playlist Clemmie has made him? See what you think - listen to Hari's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Philip Glass - Echorus Durufle - Ubi caritas Traditional Danish - Ribers no.8 (arranged by Danish String Quartet) Cheryl Frances-Hoad - Contemplation (from Homages) Puccini - Che gelida manina (from La boheme) Duke Ellington - King of the Magi (from Three Black Kings)


Shingai Shoniwa

Noisettes frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa discovers some new classical tracks in Clemmie's playlist to help mix it up. Shingai reveals how opera has actually inspired some of her own music and Clemmie takes a moment after some impromptu singing in the studio. Listen to Shingai's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Steve Reich - Duet for two violins and strings Corelli - Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 Nils Frahm - Ambre Rachmaninov - Tebe Poem Cecile Chaminade -...


Elizabeth Day

Tears, tweeting composers and karaoke rap. Author, journalist and podcaster Elizabeth Day reacts to Clemmie's classical playlist. Listen to Elizabeth's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Vivaldi - Andromeda Liberata Bach - French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816 David Lang - I Lie Marquez - Danzon No.2 Clara Schumann - Andante Molto (from Three Romances Op.22) John Tavener - Mother Of God, Here I Stand (from The Veil of the Temple)


Marika Hackman

Flooring choral music, relentless piano and some perfectly pleasant Prokofiev. Singer songwriter Marika Hackman tries Clemmie's classical playlist. Listen to Marika's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 (1st mvt) Jocelyn Pook - How sweet the moonlight Ligeti - Musica ricercata No. 7 Ola Gjeilo - Sunrise Mass (The Spheres) Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time (Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus) Bizet - Carmen Suite No.1 (Intermezzo)


Rohan Silva

Entrepreneur, business and technology guru and vinyl junkie Rohan Silva tells Clemmie what he thought of her classical playlist and admits there might just be some decent music from pre-1960. Listen to Rohan's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Shostakovich - Adagio from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Steve Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood Germaine Tailleferre - Valse lente Carl Friedrich Abel - 27 Pieces for Viola da Gamba (Prelude) Cristóbal de Morales -...


Dolly Alderton

Sensuous guitar, passionate hair and a singing audition in Ann Summers. Writer, podcaster and music-lover Dolly Alderton tries out Clemmie's special mix of classical tracks. Like many of us, Dolly's keen to discover more classical music, but what will she make of her bespoke playlist? Listen to Dolly's playlist here: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger - Toccata Arpeggiata Poulenc - Les Chemins de l'amour Antonio Lotti - 8 part Crucifixus Gershwin - Walking the Dog Dvorak -...


Edith Bowman

Broadcaster and film music aficionado Edith Bowman tries out Clemmie's classical playlist with music by Copland, Berlioz and Nadia Boulanger. Edith promises she'll try her best to get her new music discovery included in an upcoming film soundtrack. Listen to Edith's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Joseph Bologne's Symphony no.1 in G / Josquin des Prez's Deploration sur la mort de Jehan Ockeghem / Copland's Appalachian Spring / Janacek's Sinfonietta / Nadia...



Dev reveals his ambitions to play Beethoven, his problem with opera and why social media is stopping him becoming the next Mozart. Listen to Dev's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Mozart's Overture from the opera ‘La clemenza di Tito’ / Verdi's Requiem (Offertorio – Domine Jesu Christe) / Philip Glass's String Quartet no.3 / Maria Theresia von Paradis's Sicilienne / Stanford's Blue Bird / Clara Schumann's Scherzo in C minor


Amy Lamé

Clemmie becomes playlist pen pals with London night tsar and 6 Music DJ Amy Lamé after bonding over music by Bach and Bingen. Plus music for a late journey home and why musical boundaries should be knocked down. Listen to Amy's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Bach's Mass in B Minor (Sanctus) / John Cage's In a Landscape / Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne (no.2 Bailero) / Max Richter's Mercy / Wagner's Tannhauser Overture / Hildegard von Bingen's O virtus...


Huw Stephens

Clemmie's classical playlist provides Radio 1's new music champion Huw Stephens with the perfect commuter music. Plus, why it's OK to wear jeans to the opera. Listen to Huw's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Haydn's String Quartet in G op.76 no.1 / Dobrinka Tabakova's Nocturne / John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Finzi's Eclogue / Verdi's Bella figlia dell'amore from Rigoletto / Bach's Cello Suite no.2 in D minor Bonus tracks: Sogg by Amiina


Gemma Cairney

Who knew Clemmie's classical playlist would become the soundtrack to Gemma's summer of love? Plus, the healing power of Anna Meredith and why classical music is a great alternative to a private gong bath. Listen to Gemma's playlist here: Or go and Google it: CPE Bach's Flute concerto in A minor / Rautavaara's Melankolia from Cantus Arcticus / Frank Zappa's G-Spot Tornado / Shostakovich's Piano Concerto no.2 / Anna Meredith's Heal You / Schumann's Piano Quintet


Bobby Friction

Fist-pumping highs to tear-jerking lows - Bobby Friction from BBC Asian Network finds it all in this week's playlist as he discovers a powerful emotional virus lurking in the music of French composer Claude Debussy but says (spoiler) NO NO NOT NOT NOT NO NO to Dvorak. Listen to Bobby's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Bernstein's Candide Overture / Couperin's Les Baricades Misterieuses arranged by Thomas Ades / Debussy's Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (from Children’s...


Clara Amfo

Clemmie's guest is Radio 1 DJ and Live Lounge host, Clara Amfo. So what happens when a hip hop and RnB fan with a musical theatre obsession tries out classical? We take a trip into Clara's imagination as she describes a love scene conjured up by Beethoven and suggests why she thinks classical music works so well when sampled. Listen to Clara's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Beethoven's Symphony no.5 / Jordi Savall's Canarios / Olafur Arnalds' Eyes Shut /...


Shaun Keaveny

Clemmie's first guest is 6 Music DJ and rock addict Shaun Keaveny. What will this Led Zeppelin superfan make of Clemmie's classical playlist, with music ranging from Schubert to Reich? Plus, we discover Shaun's past life as an altar boy, and how to make the perfect lemon drizzle cake. Listen to Shaun's playlist here: Or go and Google it: Albinioni's Oboe Concerto in D minor / Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint / William Byrd's Mass for five voices / Mozart's...


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