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Episode 100 - Sir Roger Norrington

February 20, 2022


In this special feature-length episode to celebrate reaching the century of episodes, I was lucky enough to chat with one of the biggest names in conducting over the last few decades, Sir Roger Norrington. He was charming, open, honest, fascinating and a joy to spend 90 minutes in the company of.

I discovered how being sent to Africa made him decide that he wanted to try to become a professional musician, he was very honest about his system for learning a score, especially his feelings and thoughts on harmony, and it wouldn't have been a discussion with Sir Roger without us becoming very detailed about metronome markings, especially Beethoven's!

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This interview was recorded on 17th January 2022 via Zoom.