In this exclusive audio podcast Hrusa talks to Edward Seckerson about both the piece and his fresh approach to it. He waxes lyrical, too, about Dvorak and how the 8th Symphony, his favourite, has become something of a calling card for him. He brings it to the Philharmonia Orchestra in London's Royal Festival Hall on 24 March 2011.
Jakub is now also Music Director of Glyndebourne On Tour and in the 2011 season he will also conduct Britten's The Turn of the Screw in the main festival. The spooky resemblance of the Glyndebourne estate in Sussex to the opera's Bly estate in Essex is not lost on him.
Edward Seckerson first encountered Hrusa galvanising the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana at London's Barbican Hall and in this lively exchange they also talk about how his future repertoire is shaping up and how he might be curious and/or tempted to explore English music, not least Elgar...
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