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Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano

The Piano was not something a young Antonio Pappano was too keen on; he was far more interested in football. It took coercion from his father before classical music hit him like a thunderbolt and led him from behind the scenes at the New York City Opera to becoming one of the most admired conductors in the world

Presenter: Jon Tolansky

Producer for the BBC World Service: Andrea Kidd

Image: Sir Antonio Pappano
Credit: Musacchio & Ianniello - EMI Classics

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