Shakespeare, Stravinsky and Alexander Shelley

Released: July 07, 2014 – Duration: 56:38
In this final NACOcast episode of the season, Nick talks to NAC Orchestra Music Director Designate Alexander Shelley about the two programmes he is conducting next season. Music excerpt: Carlo Maria Giulini – Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Stravinsky – The Firebird (Suite, 1919 version), Finale – Angel SFO-36039. See you in September!

La Bohème with Alexander Shelley

Released: September 17, 2012 – Duration: 53:03
Nick sits down with Alexander Shelley to discuss the state of opera, in particular, La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, Shelley’s youth and inspiration to become an opera conductor.

Measuring Time

Released: November 04, 2009 – Duration: 42:32
Christopher has been thinking about metronomes. Here he discusses the history of that irritating but essential device, and talks with NACO guest conductor Alexander Shelley about Maelzel, Beethoven and the challenges of the metronome for modern conductors.