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Go behind the scenes at the Barbican and listen to exclusive interviews with the world's greatest classical music artists, orchestras and ensembles.

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Go behind the scenes at the Barbican and listen to exclusive interviews with the world's greatest classical music artists, orchestras and ensembles.

    Composer Focus – Episode 5: Jean Sibelius with Sakari Oramo

    Composer Focus – Episode 5: Jean Sibelius with Sakari Oramo

    In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers.


    In the final episode, host Edward Seckerson is joined by BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Sakari Oramo to discuss his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius, and the themes of nature and Finnish national identity woven throughout his music. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 25 min
    Composer Focus – Episode 4: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Richard Tognetti

    Composer Focus – Episode 4: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Richard Tognetti

    In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers.
    In episode four, host Edward Seckerson is joined by violinist, composer, and Australian Chamber Orchestra artistic director Richard Tognetti to discuss the genius, larger than life character, and prodigious talent of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    Composer Focus – Episode 3: Gustav Mahler with Sir Antonio Pappano

    Composer Focus – Episode 3: Gustav Mahler with Sir Antonio Pappano

    In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers.


    In episode three, host Edward Seckerson is joined by conductor and pianist Sir Antonio Pappano to discuss Gustav Mahler, whose extreme, powerful and raw symphonic writing stretches both conductors and orchestras to their limits. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    Composer Focus – Episode 2: Benjamin Britten with Roderick Williams

    Composer Focus – Episode 2: Benjamin Britten with Roderick Williams

    In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers.


    In episode two, host Edward Seckerson is joined by baritone and composer Roderick Williams to discuss Benjamin Britten, a complex and often contradictory character, and one of the 20th century’s greatest opera composers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 17 min
    Composer Focus – Episode 1: George Frideric Handel with Iestyn Davies

    Composer Focus – Episode 1: George Frideric Handel with Iestyn Davies

    In a five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers.


    In episode one, host Edward Seckerson is joined by countertenor Iestyn Davies to discuss George Frideric Handel, the German-born composer whose prolific portfolio of operas and hits such as the Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, and Messiah, won the hearts of the British public. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 22 min
    In conversation with Jeremy Denk

    In conversation with Jeremy Denk

    Jeremy Denk talks to Edward Seckerson about the arts of practicing, programme-building, recording, writing and performing, as we find out what makes the innovative pianist tick. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 22 min

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