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Kirill Karabits, Inside Song, Hanns Eisler, Gary Yershon

Petroc Trelawny talks to conductor Kirill Karabits, delves into the life of Hanns Eisler, plus film composer Gary Yershon talks stage and screen. We go "Inside Song" to discover the story behind 'Miss Otis Regrets.'.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • KIRILL KARABITS

    Duration: 11:05

  • INSIDE SONG: MISS OTIS REGRETS

    Duration: 11:31

  • HANNS EISLER

    Duration: 12:18

  • GARY YERSHON

    Duration: 07:45

KIRILL KARABITS

KIRILL KARABITS

The acclaimed Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits, Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of I CULTURE Orchestra, talks about his plans on the south coast of England, his love of working with the young players of the I CULTURE Orchestra, why all musicians should be uncovering new works, and how the difficult political situation in his homeland is impacting culture.

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I, CULTURE Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

INSIDE SONG: MISS OTIS REGRETS

INSIDE SONG: MISS OTIS REGRETS

In a new series for Music Matters, Professor Cliff Eisen goes 'Inside Song,' forensically examining the music and lyrics of some of the greatest songs in musical history, and telling the stories behind the melodies.

Today, drawing room parody or civil rights anthem? Cliff tells the fascinating tale behind Cole Porter's 1934 song 'Miss Otis Regrets’, the sad and shocking tale of a society lady who is seduced and then abandoned by a lover, shoots him dead and is taken from jail by a lynch mob.

HANNS EISLER

HANNS EISLER

The composer Hanns Eisler, one of the 20th century's most unconventional and politicized composers, is revealed in a series of conversations transcribed in a new book, ‘Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler and Hans Bunge’.

From his exile from Nazi Germany, to his collaborations with Brecht and their life in Hollywood. Petroc talks to translator Sabine Berendse, and Eisler expert Erik Levi about the composer's colourful life and music.

More information:
Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge

GARY YERSHON

GARY YERSHON

On Sunday 22nd February, the 87th Academy Awards takes place in Hollywood. The composer Gary Yershon, best known for his work on stage and particularly with the RSC, talks about his first Oscar nomination for his score to Mike Leigh's Mr Turner. He talks to Petroc about his music for the film, the relevance of film music today and his hero, George Auric.

More information:
Gary Yershon on IMDb
87th Academy Awards

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Interviewed Guest Kirill Karabits
Interviewed Guest Cliff Eisen
Interviewed Guest Sabine Berendse
Interviewed Guest Erik Levi
Interviewed Guest Gary Yershon

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