Cello insights on the Radio 3 blog
Over on the Radio 3 blog we're covering the BBC's giant annual music festival The Proms (classical music's Glastonbury) in some detail. We've got two musician/reporters on the spot for every Prom. They're tweeting, recording interviews using their mobile phones (and an audio blogging service called Audioboo) and taking photographs. After Thursday's cello-focused Prom 38 - which featured the world premiere of Unsuk Chin's terrifyingly difficult new cello concerto - Samara Ginsberg, who is a cellist herself, recording a short interview with soloist Alban Gerhardt. Listen for some surprising insights into the pressures on a soloist in a difficult new work. And, I should point out, by way of warning, that the clip includes some strong language.