Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr features in BBC discussion of Nielsen

St Catz has always enjoyed a unique relationship with all things Danish; we are therefore particularly fascinated by the participation of our English Fellow, Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, in an intriguing discussion of the composer Carl Nielsen and his relationship with modernism.

Listen here at 42.00-1.02.00 to hear more from the BBC Proms interval panel that also features Mertonian Music Fellow, Professor Daniel Grimley, as they explore the influences and motivations of one of Denmark’s most famous composers. This is then followed by a snippet of Strauss and, finally, a beautiful rendition of Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2 ‘The Four Temperaments’.

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