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11 September 2015, 14:38
Celebrity chef John Torode – most famous for his appearances on MasterChef – came into the office. So obviously we sat him down and made him listen to some of the greatest pieces of music ever written.
We gave the music no introduction, we didn't tell him what was coming up – we just handed him some headphones and told him to listen. Here's what happened.
In case you haven't heard Stravinsky's revolutionary masterpiece in a while, here's a clip:
And here's what the outspoken John Torode had to say:
Poor Sibelius, he probably thought he was being really cheerful in the final movement of his Fifth Symphony – here's a clip:
And here's what John had to say:
We played John the opening of Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo
And he loved it! Here he is effusing about it: