Podcast: An interview with Sir Charles Mackerras

STRAUSS, R.: Salome album coverSir Charles Mackerras is one of the leading conductors of our time. He is now 83, though he shows no sign of slowing down.

In this podcast he talks about studying the original scores of Mozart and Handel, about studying with Maestro Vaclav Talich in Prague right after the Second World War, and about the operas of Janacek and Strauss.

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  • Sean Hickey says:

    Raymond – Beautiful work as always. Your podcasts are always so informative and entertaining. They bring to life great music.

    • Thanks Sean, Talking to Sir Charles was a real treat. There aren't that many people with his depth of knowledge and historical perspective. If you think about it, he has been at the centre of classical music for six decades. In those years, he has seen all kinds of changes. In some areas, like period instrument performance and the operas of Janacek, he has helped bring those changes about.