Putney on screen

Our growing collection of video presentations, recorded for us by some of our scheduled 2020‑21 season presenters and their interviewers and expertly edited by audio engineer Oscar Torres.


Passing the Baton

Sian Edwards combines a career in front of some of the world’s finest orchestras and opera companies with her position as Head of Conducting at London’s Royal Academy of Music. She studied in Russia with the pedagogue Ilya Musin the year before her friend and contemporary Martyn Brabbins. This was followed by engagements at Glyndebourne, Covent Garden and English National Opera (where she was music director in the 1990s). She talks to Andrew Keener HERE


Lied Singer

Hailed in Gramophone magazine as ‘the current forerunner in the new generation of Lieder singers’, the young German baritone Benjamin Appl has already established an impressive discography ranging from Bach to Sibelius. He talks to our vice-president Ian Partridge HERE


A Perfect Wagnerite

In this Putney Music Extra Sir Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival, Principal Guest Conductor of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Emeritus of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra talks to his university friend Andrew Keener about his love of Wagner and other German composers HERE


Bars and Isobars

A conversation between BBC weather forecaster Ben Rich and Andrew Keener, which was to have been our evening at Putney on 19 October. A familiar face on television, Ben is also much in demand as a violinist with London’s semi-professional orchestras. He talks to Andrew about his career, music and meteorology HERE


Music, my life – A Gallimaufry of Musical Memories

…is the title of Brian Kay's autobiography by Brian Kay — conductor, broadcaster, and founder-member of The King’s Singers. Brian looks back on a half-century of professional music making, talking to Peter Avis HERE


Defusing the Red Light

Privileged to work in the recording studio with some of today’s most notable musicians, Putney Music’s Programme Secretary Andrew Keener dons the hat of his day job as an Independent Recording Producer to talk to Andrew Neill about musical awakenings and the perilous art of keeping artists happy under the baleful eye of the red recording lights HERE


 

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