Day 1 - Three Pieces of Classical Music Everyone Should Hear

Updated: Apr 15

Today our Classical Music Programmer James Waters recommends the following tracks to lift the spirit and warm the soul:

Three life enhancing tracks

1. Carlos Kleiber’s recording of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is one of the greatest recordings of all time, bursting with energy and optimism

2. Schubert’s C major Quintet is perhaps the greatest piece of chamber music of all

3. Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ symphony conducted by Charles Mackerras is what I would choose if I had 5 minutes before the end of the world!

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James Waters

Creative Director for Classical Music

James is a classical music and festivals programmer whose clients include Perth Concert Hall, Lammermuir Festival, Bath International Music Festival and Durham Brass Festival. He was Associate Festival Director of the Edinburgh International Festival from where he worked with Sir Brian McMaster to devise and implement the Festival’s annual programme.

With over 25 years’ experience in the sector James has particular expertise in programming, scheduling, budgeting, IT, education, touring, production development, strategic planning and project management.


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