Free the Music with Pekka Kuusisto is a Music programme.

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Free the Music with Pekka Kuusisto

The Finnish violinist, conductor, composer and folk musician muses on how much creative freedom a musician really has, and the complex relationship between improvisation and sticking to the plan. He begins by musing on improvisation in its many guises, sharing examples of musicians who exhibit freedom in their performances, including a self-destructing Vivaldi concerto, a version of Dolly Parton's Jolene, and a Monteverdi song that Pekka is so fond of that he's tempted to arrange a private performance of it as a birthday present to himself.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Free the Music with Pekka Kuusisto next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 3 December 12th, 11:00pm and on BBC Radio 3 December 19th, 11:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Pekka Kuusisto