Joan Bakewell talks to John Eliot Gardiner about some of the highlights of his career, his plans for the future and some of his new recordings, including Verdi's `Falstaff' and his new disc of CHRISTMAS music.
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Joan Bakewell's guest this week is John Eliot Gardiner, a conductor whose influence has been nothing short of phenomenal.
From his early work founding groups such as the Monteverdi Choir, his interpretations of composers from Gluck to Grainger have consistenly challenged orthodoxy through his scholarship, insight and musicianship.
In today's programme he talks to Joan Bakewell about the beginnings of his ground-breaking career.
Joan Bakewell talks to pianist Peter Katin, who has spent more than 50 years at the keyboard but detests the label `prodigy'. Music includes Chopin, Liszt and Scarlatti.