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Many great musicians have been interviewed in Radio 4 programmes. In these audio clips, you will hear the artists talked to Jonathan Douglas and know more about their music and their live.

Striking Chords - Memorable encounters with great artists RTHK

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Many great musicians have been interviewed in Radio 4 programmes. In these audio clips, you will hear the artists talked to Jonathan Douglas and know more about their music and their live.

    Chris and Lavender Patten 彭定康及夫人林穎彤

    Chris and Lavender Patten 彭定康及夫人林穎彤

    Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten and Mrs Lavender Patten were my celebrity guests in my 1995 series ‘It Takes Two’ – a sort of Desert Island Discs for couples. They talk of their favorite music, particularly with reference to the early days of th...

    • 8 min
    Andrew Motion 莫遜

    Andrew Motion 莫遜

    UK poet laureate Andrew Motion was in Hong Kong in 2004 at the invitation of the British Council and the University. One thing he counseled I shall never forget is never to underestimate the mystery of a person.

    • 6 min
    Steven Berkoff 伯科夫

    Steven Berkoff 伯科夫

    Actor, Director, Playwright Steven Berkoff is something of a maverick, a force of nature. The first time I spoke to him he was here to perform his one man show, ‘Shakespeare’s Villains’ at the 1999 Arts Festival.

    • 7 min
    Orhan Pamuk 帕慕克

    Orhan Pamuk 帕慕克

    I was fortunate to get hold of Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish Nobel Laureate, when he was in Hong Kong shortly before he won the Nobel prize for literature. He was here to give a talk about his acclaimed novel, ‘My Name is Red’.

    • 7 min
    Emmanuel Ax 艾斯

    Emmanuel Ax 艾斯

    Emmanuel Ax is a warm and sweet personality. His sensitivity helps make him an exceptional player of Brahms, and Brahms is the subject of our conversation. Our chat also gave me the opportunity to let off steam about George Bernard Shaw after Emmanuel ...

    • 7 min
    Anne-Sophie Mutter 慕達

    Anne-Sophie Mutter 慕達

    The first time I met Anne-Sophie Mutter I found her a bit scary and intimidating. That was a long time ago. Here, in a telephone conversation in Nov 2012, she is heart-meltingly sweet and friendly. She talks about the young conductors she works with no...

    • 7 min

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