The Life of Music: New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition
A Talk by Sir Nicholas Kenyon
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, managing director of London’s Barbican Centre and former Director of the BBC Proms, talks about his new book The Life of Music: New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition.
He will discuss the enduring appeal of classical music and the radical changes brought about in its recent tradition by technology, recording and broadcasting. Across a millennium of history, he explores music as performance, drawing people together to share great experiences, and reflects on the impact of the recent pandemic on our musical lives.