The first episode of the new series of BBC Radio 3’s Classical Fix podcast is now live, with conductor Jules Buckley at the helm, standing in for the podcast’s usual presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.
The Classical Fix podcast sees classical music ‘newbies’ given a bespoke playlist of classical music, personally curated for them by the podcast’s presenter. They then get together to discuss their experiences of listening to the pieces, with excerpts from each track peppered throughout.
Singer-songwriter Nadine Shah is Buckley’s first guest. She is introduced to works by Caroline Shaw, Shostakovich, Scott Walker and Clara Schumann.
This season of Classical Fix is presented as part of this year’s BBC Proms digital offering. Buckley has a long association with the Proms, having been responsible for some of its most memorable concerts, from the Ibiza Prom in 2015 to the celebration of the music of Charles Mingus in 2017.
The season will also feature interviews with soul singer Poppy Ajudha, Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth and composer, producer and DJ Afrodeutsche.
Previous guests on the podcast include author Dolly Alderton, restaurant critic Grace Dent, comedian Phil Wang, sex educator Alix Fox and journalist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon.
Catch up with previous episodes of Classical Fix and hear the new season here.