musicmakers: Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor

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Sir Antonio Pappano

James Jolly — Host

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"In classical music, we’re not here to repeat," declares the universally acclaimed Sir Antonio Pappano, "we’re here to bring back, to resuscitate, to make the music jump off the page as if it never existed before." The esteemed conductor talks with Gramophone's James Jolly about the need for constant reinvention, the right approach in bringing contemporary music to more traditional audiences, the special greatness of the London Symphony Orchestra, the changing role of the 21st-century conductor, and the danger of scheduling an early morning flight after an evening performance of Wagner's Götterdämmerung

Presented with the generous support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.

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