Classical Fix

Classical Fix

Published by: BBC Radio 3
40 Episodes | First Released: Jul 9 '18
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sadiecaptain
Feb 29
Rating:   6
Do something?

First, I want to say that I thoroughly enjoy the podcast on most levels. The host has a wonderful manner, and her basic concept of the show is excellent. There are, however, two criticisms I would very seriously make. One: why is it so necessary to force the “question” of “doing something” when you are listening to music? Is listening...without ironing, without cooking, without doing something...not enough? Does the music itself need something else - another activity- to warrant justification? I find this “what do you do when you listen to music” theme quite annoying; and it does indeed sell short the value of the art itself. Quite frankly, this notion encourages listening to - or viewing in the case of visual art - the unfortunate proposition that the art itself cannot be thoroughly enjoyed unless some other activity “tags along.” I just listened to a Mahler symphony...it would have been simply impossible to really LISTEN and, for example, change the oil in my car. The host needs to far better understanding why there is a tv station called “arts and entertainment.” This “doing something” while supposedly listening sells so very short the very art the host appears to respect. This attitude also reduces serious music of any style to “wallpaper”...Sit, pay attention to the music, hear the nuances, etc., and please understand you can’t do this with cheap earbuds running through a train station. The second concern is I’ve never heard the host credit the particular artist(s) who made the Recordings she chooses. This is inexcusable.

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gkrajci
Jan 22
Rating:   10
One of my favorites!

This is one of my favorite podcasts in my library! As a classical music educator, I love how Clemmy exposes classical music novices to a great variety within the repertoire. I love hearing other people’s perspectives as well as discovering new pieces!

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avm1406
Nov 13 '19
Rating:   10
Rob Auton

Totally mesmerized by the show with Rob Auton. His feelings, emotions and imaginations around every tune was exactly what I felt! I’m now a fan of the show.

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Paul BKK
Oct 22 '19
Rating:   10
Fabulous

A wonderful platform upon which to showcase an astonishing variety of classical (concert?) composers. Clemency presents a tasteful, eclectic buffet of music in each episode that is both instructive and enjoyable. Her backstories on composers are an additional audiological sweetener. On the downside, commentaries by guests on the music add little other than narcissistic diversions into scoring political points or touting public persona. Regardless, it’s a great podcast and I recommend it unreservedly.

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B00ZEBAR0N
Sep 18 '19
Rating:   4
Newer RSS available-But seems Geoblocked still?

Ironically the latest (and assume the last “coffee cup” podcast) does finally download and it even plays in my iTunes now outside of the UK! Yet it’s only a brief message to inform us that they’re moving to a new feed. “Wonderful!” I thought; thinking this new move would remove the UK-only geoblock. So I loaded the new RSS/Podcast in iTunes and whilst it doesn’t give D/L or Play errors anymore (like Version 1 does) it simply doesn’t download or play anything. Just hangs😡 The irony is the old one does now play the one message saying they’ve moved. I see too they added “UK only” in the header of their older one. (Had no need to read that in months) Will check to see if that’s listed in the new connection iTunes page/header. Plus will give my iTunes some time to resolve the new RSS feed and see if maybe the Beeb has lightened up any or if still blocks out the USA 🇺🇸

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Angkorgo
Jul 2 '19
Rating:   2
Nothing can be downloaded

Nothign can be downloaded; the feed is not working and I just get error messages :-(

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rambalier
Apr 3 '19
Rating:   6
Clemmie

Bring back Clemmie. Danielle just hasn’t got ‘it’ it’s all about her! Where as with Clemmie she manages to make the guest shine

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Nalkandey
Mar 27 '19
Rating:   6
Great Listening

Danielle de Norse is a fantastic opera singer but not a good presenter, I have lost count of the number of times she uses the word ‘like’ it is soooooo irritating and detracts from the enjoyment of the podcast. Otherwise I love this podcast, it has some really interesting guests and really great musical choices. It opens you up to composers and works that you may not be familiar with and really broadens your musical horizons. Don’t know if I like the small child introducing the pieces as she is understandably incoherent at tones. There is a Spotify playlist but this only seems to be from the first couple of episodes - please please update it Clemmy.Carry on the good work.

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Sorcha R
Mar 24 '19
Rating:   10
A peach of a podcast

I love this beautiful podcast. A warm and intelligent broadcaster converses in such a sympathetic way with her guests. You will be nudged in new directions You will consider why you like the music you like . The learning is lightly worn but I find I have learned much . I don’t think I would have discovered Cantus Arcticus on my own !A true pleasure to listen too .

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7Tetsukos
Feb 11 '19
Rating:   2
Unavailable to download

Episodes are unavailable to download.

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Kjjam12345
Feb 5 '19
Rating:   2
Help listening in US

How can I listen in US?? It keeps giving me an error. Why?

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Megnesiumoxide
Feb 2 '19
Rating:   10
Peaceful

These podcasts have really made me feel at peace with my love for classical music! Being 21 it’s often difficult to explain to people that you enjoy every genre of music including classical being one of my favourites; this podcast includes everything and references modern day life!Thank you for producing this, and I can’t wait for the future episodes!

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HopelessCase
Feb 1 '19
Rating:   2
Episodes refuse to download

How can we enjoy podcasts which don’t download

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TaraK85
Jan 25 '19
Rating:   10
Opened my eyes

After years of wishing I knew more about classical music, I finally feel like I've got a way in. Clemency is so warm and welcoming and I love listening to the recommendations she gives people. This is such a unique and clever podcast, I can't get enough.

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Rapidrashers
Jan 22 '19
Rating:   10
Brilliant

One of my favourite podcasts!

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lauramboria
Jan 9 '19
Rating:   2
Podcast unavailable

When I hit play, a notification shows up saying the episodes are temporarily unavailable. :(

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WmWordsworth
Jan 1 '19
Rating:   2
Unavailable

I thought I would check this out after hearing a promo on Seriously.... Like others, I get an unavailable message when I try to download any episodes. Look forward to listening once the issue is resolved.

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dwrees
Dec 29 '18
Rating:   8
More diverse guests would be better

This is a great podcast in concept and I really like the host’s style. However the guests are not very diverse and all seem like “mates from the BBC” or their friends. I would like to see a much more diverse range of guests with some more interesting things to share about their life and interest in the music they are talking about.

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thingy31
Dec 28 '18
Rating:   8
Great podcast

This programme has really opened up my ears to the joys of classical music. It’s unpretentious, not intimidating and a great gateway to the genre. Would highly recommend.

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Ninjawatermelon
Dec 20 '18
Rating:   10
Fantastic

My podcast of the year without a shadow of a doubt. It’s such a great mix of things - that old-school act of making a mixtape for a friend, the discussion about the songs on it in such an informal way, and the realisation that there’s a whole world of great music out there which I haven’t heard. So interesting to hear what the guests thought of the music and line that up with my responses to the same songs.I’ve recommended it to a number of my friends. Please keep them coming Clemmie!

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