Pianist Julius Drake on perfection and partnerships


Pianist Julius Drake explores how various pianists make the piano sing, with a selection of performers including Walter Gieseking, Sviatoslav Richter, Dinu Lipatti and Benjamin Britten. Julius’s speciality is collaborative pianism, which he celebrates in music from duos and chamber groups whose partnerships have stood the test of time.

Julius also investigates Tom Lehrer’s exceptional ability to blend the tragic with the comic – and can you be persuaded to feel sorry for Alma Mahler?

A series in which each week a musician explores a selection of music – from the inside.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

Release date:

1 hour, 56 minutes