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Patsy Rodenburg

Patsy Rodenburg, renowned voice coach, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

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.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Mar 2012 09:00

Music Played

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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.
  • Fairport Convention

    Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

    Composer: Sandy Denny

    • The Best of Sandy Denny.
    • Island Records.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – final movement

    Artist: The London Classical Players conducted by Roger Norrington

    • Beethoven: Symphony No.7.
    • EMI.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Concerto in E Major for Violin

      Artist: Andrew Manze with the Academy of Ancient Music

      • Concertos for Violins.
      • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Daniel Evans

    Finishing the Hat

    Composer: Stephen Sondheim

    • Sunday in the Park with George.
    • PS Classics.
  • 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.
  • Kathleen Ferrier

    The Keel Row

    Composer: Traditional

    • Blow the Wind Southerly.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bach – Prelude to Cello Suite No.1 in G

    Artist: Jacqueline Du Pre

    • Bach: Britten;Falla; Du Pre.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • A large anthology of poetry

  • Luxury Choice

    • Drinks


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Patsy Rodenburg


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