Interview Archive

Issue 28: As Big as it Gets

Thomas Jung – Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Charlotte Politi – Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

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Issue 27: Behind the Colourful Scenes (January 2024)

Tiffany Chang – Rehearsals

Chris Hopkins – Bliss’ A Colour Symphony

Vasily Petrenko – Mental and Physical Preparation for Concerts

Issue 26: Our Collaborators (October 2023)

Jonathan Kent OBE – Directing Opera

Robyn Bollinger – The Role of the Concertmaster (Tchaikovsky)

Václav Luks – Zelenka 

Issue 25: Broadening the Scope (July 2023)

Sir David Bintley – The Matthew Hindson Ballets

John Andrews – Dame Ethel Smyth’s Der Wald

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Issue 24: Turn of the Century Women (April 2023)

Odaline de la Martínez – Dame Ethel Smyth (FREE ACCESS)

Tiffany Chang – Puccini’s Tosca (FREE ACCESS)

Chris Hopkins – Kashperova’s Piano Concerto in A (FREE ACCESS)

Issue 23: The Overlooked (January 2023)

Sir Roger Norrington – Schumann’s Symphonies

Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey – The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan

Simon Beck – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

Issue 22: Contemporary Opera (October 2022)

Brett Dean – Hamlet (2017)

Scott Wilson – Adamo’s Little Women

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Issue 21: The All-American (July 2022)

David Newman – Conducting in Hollywood

Simon Beck – Bernstein’s West Side Story

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Issue 20: British Choral Music (April 2022)

Aidan Oliver – Holst’s The Hymn of Jesus

Paul McCreesh – Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius

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Issue 19: Through Bohemia to Russia (January 2022)

Courtney Lewis – Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7

JoAnn Falletta – Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (FREE ACCESS)

Martin West – Prokofiev’s Cinderella

Issue 18 – New Chapters (October 2021)

JoAnn Falletta – Respighi’s Pines of Rome (FREE ACCESS)

Robert Franz – Concertos of Cimarosa, Leo and Wassenaer

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Issue 17 – Escaping the Canon Part II (July 2021)

David White – Kander’s Cabaret (FREE ACCESS)

Gavin Greenaway – Film Conducting: How to Train Your Dragon (Powell) and Interstellar (Zimmer)

Jack Wall – Video Games Live and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Issue 16 – Escaping the Canon (April 2021)

David Firman – Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Victoria Wood

Gareth Valentine – Kander’s Chicago

Rev. Bazil Meade MBE – London Community Gospel Choir

Issue 15 – Conflict and Collaboration (January 2021)

Mark Warman – Scott Walker collaboration (inc. films Vox Lux and Childhood of a Leader)

Dame Jane Glover – Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

George Jackson – Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (FREE ACCESS)

Issue 14 – Contrasts in the 1930s (October 2020)

Barbara Hannigan – Berg’s Lulu Suite

Sir Andrew Davis – Berg’s Lulu

Leo McFall – Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3

Summer 2020

Benjamin Zander – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (FREE ACCESS)

Issue 13 – Lockdown Lucky Dip (July 2020)

Paul Bateman – Overtures

Karina Canellakis – Wagner’s Die Walküre (Act I)

Scott Wilson – Teaching Conducting

Issue 12 – Strictly and Stravinsky (April 2020)

Dave Arch – Strictly Come Dancing (FREE ACCESS)

Ormsby Wilkins – Stravinsky’s Apollo

Issue 11 – Around the British Isles (January 2020)

Fabien Gabel – Debussy’s La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre

Gemma New – Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’

John Andrews – Sullivan’s Haddon Hall

Issue 10 – Italian Opera (October 2019)

Matthew Kofi Waldren – Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera

John Andrews – Wolf-Ferrari’s Il secreto di Susanna

Friedrich Haider – Wolf-Ferrari’s I gioielli della Madonna

Issue 9 – The French Connection (July 2019)

Michael Stern – Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 ‘Organ’

Theirry Fischer – Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Scott Wilson – Audience Engagement (Debussy/Ravel)

Issue 8 – Visual and Alternative Communication (April 2019)

Andrew Gourlay – Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead

Holly Mathieson – Rhetorical Gesture

Charles Hazlewood – The British Paraorchestra

Issue 7 – From Across the Pond (January 2019)

Leonard Slatkin – Copland’s Third Symphony

Brett Mitchell – Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F

Ben Palmer – John Williams’s Films with Live Orchestra

Issue 6 – Vocal Music of Germany/Austria (October 2018)

Professor John Butt – Bach’s Mass in B Minor

George Jackson – Mozart’s Così fan tutte  

Hans Graf – Berg’s Wozzeck

*Bonus Interview* Jakub Hrůša – Conducting Opera (Bizet/Britten/Mozart)

Issue 5 – Travelling East (July 2018)

Susanna Malkki – Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Nurhan Arman – Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings

Jonathan Lo – Xi’an Symphony Orchestra

Summer 2018

George Jackson – Mozart’s Così fan tutte (FREE ACCESS)

Issue 4 – Conducting for Dance (April 2018)

Paul Hoskins – Haydn’s The Creation

Gavin Sutherland – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

Paul Murphy – Britten’s The Prince of the Pagodas

Issue 3 – The Early Symphonies (January 2018)

Ben Palmer – Haydn’s Symphonies

Peter Stark – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1

Mark Wigglesworth – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’

Issue 2 – Conducting Opera Part II (October 2017)

Stephen Barlow – Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress

Sir Mark Elder – Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress

Leo McFall – Britten’s The Turn of the Screw

Christopher Stark – Britten’s The Turn of the Screw

Duncan Ward – Donizetti’s Don Pasquale

Issue 1 – Conducting Opera Part I (July 2017)

Sir Mark Elder – The Bel Canto repertoire 

Richard Farnes – Bartok’s Bluebeards’s Castle 

Pablo Gonzalez – Mozart’s Don Giovanni 

Danielle de Niese (soprano) – on her working relationship with conductors