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Episode 83 - Alexander Joel

October 24, 2021


One of the joys of this podcast has been how honest the conductors have been and Alexander Joel is no different at all! Despite a poor connection between Nancy & Birmingham, he was fun to chat with and always ready to give an opinion.

We discuss the differences between opera and symphonic conductors, how to get an orchestra to stop playing on "auto-pilot", and I discover what huge item he once took with him on a tour of Europe!

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This interview was recorded on 30th June 2021 via Zoom.