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Leadership in Classical Music

In the light of recent revelations about sexual harassment in classical music, covered previously on Music Matters, Sara takes a look at the culture of leadership in orchestras.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

In the light of recent revelations about sexual harassment in classical music, covered previously on Music Matters, Sara takes a look at the culture of leadership in orchestras. The dynamic between conductor and players is often used as a model in leadership training, in business as well as in the arts, but to what extent is the powerful position a conductor holds open to abuse? With the leadership consultant Averil Leimon, director of the Clore Leadership Programme, Hilary Carty, OAE violist Nicholas Logie, conductor Peter Stark and author Claire Dederer.

Sara talks to the French cellist Gautier Capucon about the changing personality of his 1701 Gofriller cello, and the holistic teaching programme for aspiring cellists he runs at the Frank Gehry designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

As two productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera Iolanthe open in London this month, singers from English National Opera and the G&S Society of King's College London share their love for the music, and argue that this satire, which pits the House of Lords against the world of the Fairies, still speaks to us today.

And Dr Vicky Williamson from Sheffield University, with news of the online survey she's co-designed with researchers in Lucerne, exploring the influence of music criticism on today's classical music listeners.

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44 minutes

Chapters

  • Classical Music Survey / Dr Vicky Williamson

    Duration: 06:07

  • Gilbert and Sullivan

    Duration: 08:39

  • Gautier Capuçon

    Duration: 10:22

  • Leadership in Classical Music

    Duration: 17:50

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Presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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