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Opera North's Richard Mantle, Mozart in London, Delius and his Music, John McCabe

Petroc Trelawny talks to Richard Mantle the General Director of Opera North, explores Mozart's 15-month childhood visit to London, reviews a new book on Delius and marks the passing of composer John McCabe.

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45 minutes

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  • RICHARD MANTLE - OPERA NORTH

    Duration: 13:58

  • MOZART IN LONDON

    Duration: 14:03

  • DELIUS AND HIS MUSIC

    Duration: 12:16

  • COMPOSER JOHN McCABE DIES AT 75

    Duration: 02:55

RICHARD MANTLE - OPERA NORTH

RICHARD MANTLE - OPERA NORTH

English National Opera North, based at the Grand Theatre in Leeds, was established 38 years ago. 5 years later the company broke away from ENO and set up independently as Opera North.  Richard Mantle, who has been General Director of the company since 1994, talks to Petroc Trelawny about the challenges of running a touring company, its outreach work, ways of attracting a new audience and the repertoire for the new season.

More information: Opera North

Opera North's La Vida Breve and Gianni Schicchi to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 1st June 2015

MOZART IN LONDON

MOZART IN LONDON

During the Mozart family’s visit to London, which lasted from April 1764 to July 1765, the eight-year-old Wolfgang composed his first symphonies and arias, and heard a vast array of music by other composers. Petroc takes a walk around the streets of London that Mozart frequented in the company of the historian Lucy Inglis and talks to the conductor Ian Page who has put together a weekend of concerts and events featuring music written by Mozart on his visit and by the composer’s whose music he would have heard there. We hear the soprano Anna Devin rehearsing J.C Bach’s Adriano in Siria in preparation for this celebration.

More information: Mozart in London - 20th-22nd February - Milton Court, Barbican, London

DELIUS AND HIS MUSIC

DELIUS AND HIS MUSIC

Frederick Delius was an extraordinarily versatile composer, equally at home with orchestral, instrumental and chamber works as with choral works and songs. There have been many biographies and articles about the life of the composer but up until now there has never been a book which combines biography and musical analysis. In “Delius and his Music” Martin Lee-Browne and Paul Guinery cover his entire output from his earliest compositions and “trifles” to the mighty, ninety minute “A Mass for Life”. Petroc talks to the authors and reviews the book with Daniel Grimley, Professor of Music at Oxford University.

More information: Delius and his Music by Martin Lee-Browne and Paul Guinery

NEWS ITEM: COMPOSER JOHN McCABE DIES AT 75

NEWS ITEM: COMPOSER JOHN McCABE DIES AT 75

The composer John McCabe died on Friday 13th February at the age of 75.  Tom Service met McCabe at his home in Kent last February for Music Matters and discussed his music and its relationship with symphonic tradition and why he thought that tradition is still relevant to composers and audiences today. 

Click here to hear the complete interview: John McCabe talks to Tom Service in Music Matters on 22nd February 2014

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Role Contributor
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Interviewed Guest Richard Mantle

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