Welcome to Musica Viva's online Pre-Concert Talks!
Listen to a series of experts go in depth through the musical background of some of the world’s most renowned artists. Explore the thought process behind the creation of several of the most recognisable pieces of music in history. These talks also involve detailed analysis of specific parts of the relevant compositions. The parts chosen in these talks have been purposefully selected by our experts for their importance and appeal and will also be accompanied by the musical score itself so you can follow their examination with greater ease.
Choose from the concert below and listen to the pre-concert talk in your own time.
Ensemble Q with Paul Dean
Join Paul Dean, the co-artistic director of Ensemble Q as well as the clarinetist for this upcoming tour, as he provides a unique insight into the members of the ensemble and the works and compositions they will be performing.
Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun & Amir Farid
Listen to composer Gordon Kerry as he explores the background and inspiration of the compositions that will be performed by the musical trio of Amir Farid, Nicolas Fleury and Emily Sun.
Konstantin Shamray & ANAM Orchestra with David Larkin
Join David Larkin as he explores the various themes and techniques of the compositions that will be performed by the ANAM Orchestra featuring Konstantin Shamray, Sophie Rowell, and Harry Ward.