Pinchas Zukerman, John Butt, Kit Armstrong
Presented by Sean Rafferty. Including violinist-conductor Pinchas Zukerman, John Butt, director of the Scottish-based Dunedin Consort, and young pianist-composer Kit Armstrong.
Sean Rafferty's presents, with guests including Pinchas Zukerman, one of the world's leading violinists with over 100 recordings to his name. Zukerman has performed with many of the world's best-known orchestra and has also made his name as a conductor, currently holding the post of Principal Guest Conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he appears at the Royal Festival Hall in London this month.
Sean also talks to John Butt, director of the Scottish-based Dunedin Consort, whose vibrant, pared-down historically-informed recordings of Baroque masterpieces including Bach's B Minor Mass and Handel's Messiah have won many critical plaudits in recent years. They make a rare London appearance at the 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
Plus the young pianist-composer Kit Armstrong. Taken on as a rare pupil of Alfred Brendel when he was 14, six years later he now combines a burgeoning musical career with continuing studies in pure mathematics. Kit talks to Sean during a UK tour with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
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