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Patsy Rodenburg

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 March 2012

Kirsty Young's castaway is the renowned voice coach Patsy Rodenburg.

Her work at the National Theatre and the RSC has spanned decades and her students include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith and Daniel Day Lewis. But her work takes her away from the stage too - she has coached politicians and helped offenders in prison. She says: "I did some work on Hamlet in a top security prison and the guy playing Claudius was a murderer and he spoke, 'Oh my offence is rank, it smells to heaven', and he just broke."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

8 items
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    Gustav Mahler Mahler: Symphony No.5 – the 4th movement

    Artist: Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

    Mahler – Symphony No.5, EMI

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    Sandy Denny Who knows where the time goes?

    Composer: Sandy Denny

    The Best of Sandy Denny, Island Records

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – final movement

    Artist: The London Classical Players conducted by Roger Norrington

    Beethoven: Symphony No.7, EMI

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in E Major for Violin

    Artist: Andrew Manze with the Academy of Ancient Music

    Concertos for Violins, Harmonia Mundi

  • Image for Daniel Evans

    Daniel Evans Finishing the Hat

    Composer: Stephen Sondheim

    Sunday in the Park with George, PS Classics

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor - Third Movement

    Artist: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

    Sibelius: Violin Concerto/Salerno Sonneberg, EMI

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    Kathleen Ferrier The Keel Row

    Composer: Traditional

    Blow the Wind Southerly, Decca

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Bach – Prelude to Cello Suite No.1 in G

    Artist: Jacqueline Du Pre

    Bach: Britten;Falla; Du Pre, EMI

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Patsy Rodenburg

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