World-renowned Oxford-born conductor Sir Roger Norrington talks about his life and career in music.
Norrington is best known for historically informed performances of baroque, classical and romantic music. He has conducted recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Bruckner, and Mahler on both period and modern instruments. Among his many career highlights are the founding of the Schutz Choir and London Classical Players and spells as music director of Kent Opera and of the Orchestra of St Luke’s, and as principal conductor of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the Camerata Salzburg, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and Zurich Chamber Orchestra. He has conducted First Night of the Proms and Last Night of the Proms.