Sir Nicholas Kenyon on his new book, The Life of Music
Friday, April 30, 2021
The author and Barbican Managing Director explores great performances and musical turning points
In this week's Gramophone podcast, Editor Martin Cullingford is joined by Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of London's Barbican and author of a new book called The Life of Music: New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition. As well as exploring the book's list of 100 recommended recordings, they also discuss five key turning points in the history of music.
Gramophone Podcasts are presented in association with Wigmore Hall, where the music continues despite lockdown with regular streamed concerts that are also available to watch online for at least 30 days (find full details of the week's concerts at the bottom of this page). To watch, or donate, please visit the Wigmore Hall's website.
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Wigmore Hall concerts in the coming week
Monday May 3, 1pm
Jonathan Plowright pf
Bach Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004, arranged by Ferruccio Busoni
Liszt Consolations S172
Grieg Holberg Suite Op 40
...and looking further ahead, on Saturday May 22 at 1pm, Sir Nicholas Kenyon takes to the Wigmore Hall stage in a special talk to tie in with the release of The Life of Music.