The History of Wigmore Hall
Sandy Burnett presents a podcast from Wigmore Hall, in conversation with:
- Paula Best – Head of Publications and Archive at the Hall who gives a tour of the artists remembered through photographs in the Gerald Moore Room
- John Gilhooly – current Director, talks about how he has overseen the financial and administrative transformation of the Hall. This includes the 2004 £3.1m refurbishment and purchase of the long-term tenure of the Hall for £3.1m in 2006, as well as recent artistic and recording projects.
- William Lyne – for 37 years was Director of the Hall, overseeing times of great change for the Hall and for London’s concert scene, and reminiscing about favourite recitals during that period.
- Graham Johnson - from his perspective as a regular artist at the Hall for 40 years, and as creator of the Songmaker’s Almanac.
- Hilary Finch – Times critic and regular reviewer at the Hall, describes why Wigmore Hall is such a special place for performer and audience alike.
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- Nellie Melba 'Lo, Here the gentle Lark!' by Edouard Lalo (Naxos Historical)
- Jessye Norman 'He's got the whole workd in His hands,' Trad. Spiritual.
Jessye Norman recordings appear courtesy of Decca Music Group
- András Schiff Bach Goldberg Variations
Andras Schiff recordings appear courtesy of Decca Music Group
- Songmakers Almanac Schubertiade – Songmakers Almanac with Dame Felicity Lott, Ann Murray DBE, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Richard Jackson, Graham Johnson, courtesy of Hyperion Records
- Shura Cherkassky – Haydn Piano Sonata E minor HXVI:34 from – WHLive0014
- Matthias Goerne & Alfred Brendel, Schubert Winterreise
Matthias Goerne & Alfred Brendel appear courtesy of Decca Music Group
- Opening and closing music – Mendelssohn Octet – from WHLive0017