Classic FM Arts Daily Podcast - 28 December 2007

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

Today we meet Alison Balsom, Trumpet soloist and professional beacon for brass players around the world. She's a few days off before heading over the Atlantic for a concert with the L.A. Philharmonic and then on to Minnesota. She reveals her passion for the instrument, and how she's keen to expand the repertoir for the trumpet. Plus the music favoured by Barbera Millicent Roberts a.k.a. Barbie. We hear how the doll's taking her orchestral favourites into concerts halls across the country.

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