'Simple Gifts' Aaron Copland
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:
John Torode listens to the Rite of Spring
And gives us his reaction…
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:
John Torode listens to Sibelius Symphony No.5
And here's his reaction
We played John the opening of Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo
And he loved it! Here he is effusing about it:
John Torode listening to Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
What did he think of it?