Proms Interval: Talking About Antony Hopkins

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Stephen Johnson introduces the first of four programmes paying tribute to Antony Hopkins, composer and presenter of the long-running radio series "Talking About Music", who died earlier this year. Stephen examines why these programmes, in which Hopkins analysed a classical work that was due to be broadcast during the following week, are so fondly remembered and he unpicks some of the essential aspects of Hopkins's style.

0120140725

Stephen Johnson introduces the first of four programmes paying tribute to Antony Hopkins, composer and presenter of the long-running radio series "Talking About Music", who died earlier this year. Stephen examines why these programmes, in which Hopkins analysed a classical work that was due to be broadcast during the following week, are so fondly remembered and he unpicks some of the essential aspects of Hopkins's style.

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Stephen Johnson introduces the second of four programmes paying tribute to Antony Hopkins, presenter of the long-running radio series "Talking about Music", who died earlier this year. Today, Stephen picks out some of the key ways that Hopkins encouraged his listeners to appreciate Mozart, and he invites us to enjoy Hopkins' wry and insightful commentary on the work in the second half of tonight's concert, Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

0220140728

Stephen Johnson introduces the second of four programmes paying tribute to Antony Hopkins, presenter of the long-running radio series "Talking about Music", who died earlier this year. Today, Stephen picks out some of the key ways that Hopkins encouraged his listeners to appreciate Mozart, and he invites us to enjoy Hopkins' wry and insightful commentary on the work in the second half of tonight's concert, Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

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Stephen Johnson introduces the third of four programmes paying tribute to Antony Hopkins, presenter of the long-running radio series "Talking about Music", who died earlier this year. Today, he explores some of Hopkins's broadcasts about twentieth-century composers, including Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tippett; and he imagines how Hopkins might have approached Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra.

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Stephen Johnson introduces the last of four programmes paying tribute to Antony Hopkins, presenter of the long-running radio series, "Talking about Music", who died earlier this year. Today, Stephen reflects on the profound influence Hopkins's broadcasts had on his own musical imagination, especially Hopkins's memorable talks on Sibelius.