Semyon Bychkov, New Music Biennial, Music and Landscape Architecture
Tom Service hears from conductor Semyon Bychkov and composer Brian Irvine. Plus a discussion about music and landscape architecture with David Nicholas Buck and Kate Romano.
Semyon Bychkov is sought after across the world as a conductor of all repertoire, but he has a particularly deep connection with the music of Tchaikovsky. He talks to Tom about the music of this oft-misunderstood composer as he continues his season-long Tchaikovsky project, and gives his opinions on the state of culture in Russia and the West today.
Composer Brian Irvine discusses his music and community projects in Hull as part of the PRS Foundation New Music Biennial, and following the publication of a new book exploring connections between music and landscape architecture, Tom meets the author David Nicholas Buck together with the writer and performer Kate Romano to explore the areas where these two disciplines share common ground.