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"It's like being picked up by a giant wave that doesn't break"

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BBC Radio 4

Soul Music: Series 15: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

12.02.13 Conductor, Christopher Gayford, explains how Beethoven's 5th Symphony provided a breakthrough in his musical life, "the experience of being carried by music... it's like being picked up by a giant wave that just doesn't break."

Recalling the time he spent rehearsing it with the Sheffield Youth Orchestra - for a tour in East Germany - Chris describes the build up to one of the most memorable performances of his career.
Added 12 Feb 2013

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