9 episodes

In this weekly podcast, a panel of critics and broadcasters choose their Top 5 on a variety of subjects, arguing their case between themselves and the listeners.

The Classical Top 5 classicaltop5

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.5, 4 Ratings

In this weekly podcast, a panel of critics and broadcasters choose their Top 5 on a variety of subjects, arguing their case between themselves and the listeners.

    Top 5 Ways Classical Music Should Do Things Differently Post-Lockdown

    Top 5 Ways Classical Music Should Do Things Differently Post-Lockdown

    In this slightly different edition, Tommy, Fiona and Richard are joined by Susanna Eastburn, CEO of Sound and Music, and John Summers, outgoing CEO of the Hallé Orchestra to debate what should change about classical music once lockdown ends. What should the 'new normal' look like for the industry?Producer: Simon Funnell  

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Top 5 Cellists

    Top 5 Cellists

    Special guest Julian Lloyd Webber, former cellist and now Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, joins Tommy Pearson, Fiona Maddocks and Richard Bratby to discuss their Top 5 Cellists past and present. Producer: Simon Funnell 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Top 5 Sacred Works

    Top 5 Sacred Works

    This week, Tommy Pearson, Fiona Maddocks and Richard Bratby are joined by one of the world's most performed living composers, Sir James MacMillan, who chooses his Top 5 Sacred Works. Producer: Simon Funnell 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Top 5 Works since 1980

    Top 5 Works since 1980

    Tommy Pearson, Fiona Maddocks and Richard Bratby are joined by Director of Music at London's Southbank, Gillian Moore CBE, to choose their favourite classical works from the last 40 years. A massive task!Producer: Simon Funnell

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Top 5 Violinists

    Top 5 Violinists

    Tommy Pearson, Fiona Maddocks and Richard Bratby are joined by superstar violinist Tasmin Little to discuss their favourite violinists, including Heifitz, Oistrakh, Haendel, Kennedy, Jansen and many more!Producer: Simon Funnell

    • 59 min
    Top 5 Books About Music

    Top 5 Books About Music

    Tommy Pearson, Fiona Maddocks and Richard Bratby are joined by special guest, writer Philip Hensher, to select their favourite books about classical music, from Tolstoy to Mark Steyn, Berlioz to John Drummond (and much more besides!). Producer: Simon Funnell 

    • 1 hr 8 min

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