20 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Monday 20 August

From Upbeat, 11:20 am on 20 August 2018


The Gramophone Classical Music Awards are fast approaching. Each day we feature a shortlisted recordings.

JS Bach

JS Bach Photo: Public Domain

1pm Jazz legend Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh is a jazz legend. He was lead trombone for both Woody Hermann and Chick Corea, worked with groups as diverse as Steely Dan and the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble, and is Distinguished Professor of Jazz Trombone at the University of Illinois. Jim Pugh was in the country recently, performing and giving master classes.

Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh Photo: © 2006 Chris Brown Photography


We mark St Stephen’s Day, which marks the foundation of the Hungarian State. We celebrate with Dohnanyi’s first symphony, performed by the London Phil. If you love Brahms, you’ll love this.

Composer Erno Dohnanyi

Composer Erno Dohnanyi Photo: wikicommons