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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 wife Brenda Lucas Ogdon.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 17 Oct 2014 20:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer David Notman-Watt
Producer Zoe Dobson
Director Zoe Dobson
Participant John Ogdon
Participant Brenda Ogdon
Participant Richard Ogdon
Participant Annabel Ogdon
Participant Rodney Friend
Participant Bryce Morrison
Participant Stephen Hough
Participant Brian Masters
Participant Vladimir Ashkenazy
Participant Peter Donohoe
Participant Cleo Laine
Participant Clive Barda
Participant Kozzie Barda
Participant Michael Kerr

Broadcasts

John Ogdon: A Musical Tribute

John Ogdon: A Musical Tribute

A piano recital with performances by Peter Donohoe.