Classic FM Arts Daily Podcast - 16 October 2007

Bob Jones' pioneering podcast series dedicates time to the artists and organisations that make the classical world turn - this week he talks to Nigel Hess.

Nigel Hess

We hear from the composer Nigel Hess - who's score for National Youth Ballet's latest production `The Old Man of Lochnagar' premiered at the weekend. We discover how he came to write the piece, where he found the inspiration for his tribute to the Queen Mother, and how handles the pressure of composing to deadlines; plus how Opera North is taking it's performers out of the concert hall and into the community.

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