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2019 Playlist #17


With the 2019 International Festival opening next week, we asked you, our audience, what you're most looking forward to hearing live this August for our final playlist filled with the people's picks.

This week we bring you our playlist of People's Picks, where we share songs from the International Festival programme that have been recommended by you, our audience. And this year we have quite the mix, ranging from the monumental grandeur of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Cas Public's eloquent dance piece 9, to Berlioz's ravishing love songs as the captivating Joyce DiDonato joins the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. We also bring you tunes from contemporary folk songwriter This Is The Kit, spoken word storyteller Kate Tempest, two of classical music’s most charismatic and fiery talents Andreas Ottensamer & Yuja Wang, and rock and brit-pop legends Teenage Fanclub and Jarvis Cocker.

Thank you to everyone who suggested their favourite songs from this year's programme, we'll see you in August for an International Festival brimming with exciting, eclectic and magical music.

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