Conductor and harpsichordist Christophe Rousset discusses the writing of composer Lully following a performance of ‘Isis’ given at Opera Royal in the Palace of Versailles on Tuesday 10 December.
Nicolas Hodges appears at the BBC Proms 2019 in a performance of Messiaen’s Des Canyon aux étoiles.
Here he discusses the different ways birdsong sounds across the world, how eight weeks when he was a teenager made contemporary music inescapable, and what happens in the moment between the final note of a piece of music and the applause beginning.
Recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer on Wednesday 23 July 2019.
Matthew Barley’s recording of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil was released on the Signum label in June 2019. It’s available via Spotify.
In this podcast Matthew discusses how the impact of a skiing accident forced him to reevaluate his playing, led to a diagnosis of Ehlers Danloss Syndrome, and how his subsequent understanding of hypermobility demanded learning how to play the cello all over again.