Live from the Free Thinking Festival
Live from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead. Petroc Trelawny debates Why Should I Care? with Sir Thomas Allen, Kate Molleson, Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Dr. Susan Rutherford and Professor Cliff Eisen.
MUSIC MATTERS AT FREE THINKING 2014 - THE LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE: WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Why should I care? Petroc Trelawny chairs a debate about how far knowledge can enhance our understanding and appreciation of classical music. How much do we really need to know about composers' lives in order to be able to engage fully with their creative output? Why the seemingly endless pursuit of the most authentic performance practice, or the definitive critical edition? How does knowing more than just the best bits improve the listening experience?
To discuss this with Petroc are the baritone Sir Thomas Allen, the Glasgow-based music critic Kate Molleson (who writes for the Guardian, the Herald and the Big Issue), Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of London's Barbican Centre, Dr Susan Rutherford of Manchester University and Professor Cliff Eisen of King's College, London.
More information: BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas 2014
|Interviewed Guest||Thomas Allen|
|Interviewed Guest||Kate Molleson|
|Interviewed Guest||Nicholas Kenyon|
|Interviewed Guest||Susan Rutherford|
|Interviewed Guest||Cliff Eisen|