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The Seckerson Tapes: Violinist Linus Roth

Edward Seckerson

The Polish composer Miecyzlaw Weinberg - his Holocaust opera The Passenger caused quite a stir in David Pountney’s premiere staging - has a new champion. The talented young German...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Reclaiming a Mozart concerto

Edward Seckerson

In Leopold Mozart’s old house (now a museum) in the Bavarian city of Augsburg a piano tuner is hard at work tuning one of the working exhibits - a venerable clavichord. Enter Reinhard Goebel and...

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The Seckerson Tapes: American Psycho

Edward Seckerson

In the season of goodwill a new musical based on Bret Easton Ellis’ notorious novel American Psycho might earn itself the subtitle “NOT the Christmas Show” - but when the composer is...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Conductor Gianluca Marcianò

Edward Seckerson

Bowing in at the London Coliseum for the latest revival of Anthony Minghella’s sumptuous staging of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly, conductor Gianluca Marcianò is fast building a reputation as...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Fidelio in Bergen

Edward Seckerson

In the listening room of Grieg Hall, Bergen, a concert hall sometimes masquerading as a theatre and vice versa, I talk to Mary Miller, director of Bergen National Opera, and Andrew Litton, music...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Benjamin Wallfisch

Edward Seckerson

Benjamin Wallfisch was born into an extraordinarily musical family. His father Raphael Wallfisch is a cellist of international repute and his grandmother Anita Lasker-Wallfisch would not be alive...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Lucy Schaufer

Edward Seckerson

Lucy Schaufer has always been one to confound our expectations. As she puts it herself, she’s “an American in London, conceived within the American Dream and living in the Old World.” As an...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Ian Bostridge

Edward Seckerson

It comes as no surprise that international tenor Ian Bostridge plays a significant part in EMI and Virgin Classics‘ contribution to Britten 100. In this exclusive audio podcast he discusses the...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Colin Currie

Edward Seckerson

The evolution of the solo percussionist has advanced dramatically over the last couple of decades and among the superstars of the hardware that can be struck and pounded or caressed and stroked is...

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The Seckerson Tapes: Heldentenor Ian Storey

Edward Seckerson

In 2007 the English tenor, Ian Storey, made a dramatic and highly visible debut as Tristan in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the season opening of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Daniel...

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