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John Ogdon: Living with Genius

Profile of Britain's greatest ever classical pianist and of one of the most successful musical partnerships of the last 50 years, that of John Ogdon and his wife Brenda Lucas Ogdon. For the first time, Brenda and her children Richard and Annabel tell the personal story of John Ogdon - the husband, father and genius.

This is a story of their lives together, one that covers their rollercoaster ride from extraordinary and deserved success to tragic adversity and despair. Featuring unique archive and contemporary performance as well as candid interviews with those who knew him best, this incredible tale is a moving account of their professional partnership.

A fascinating reflection on the power of the art form itself, gained from a lifetime of living, breathing, teaching and performing.

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1 hour

Last on

Fri 17 Oct 2014 20:00

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Role Contributor
Executive ProducerDavid Notman-Watt
ProducerZoe Dobson
DirectorZoe Dobson
ParticipantJohn Ogdon
ParticipantBrenda Ogdon
ParticipantRichard Ogdon
ParticipantAnnabel Ogdon
ParticipantRodney Friend
ParticipantBryce Morrison
ParticipantStephen Hough
ParticipantBrian Masters
ParticipantVladimir Ashkenazy
ParticipantPeter Donohoe
ParticipantCleo Laine
ParticipantClive Barda
ParticipantKozzie Barda
ParticipantMichael Kerr

John Ogdon: A Musical Tribute

John Ogdon

A piano recital with performances by Peter Donohoe.