»When I was in university at Oxford, I was already writing a lot of music and I decided I wanted to be a composer. I was discuraged by my tutor there for the kind of music I wanted to write, because I wanted to write tonal music.«
Rachel Portman is world-famous for her film scores. In 1997, she was the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Film Score for her music to the Jane Austen movie »Emma«. Intendant Steven Walter talks to her in our podcast bee.contemporary about her career in the film business, her love of classical music and her new violin concerto »Tipping Points,« which will be premiered at Beethovenfest. Find out how she collaborated with violinist Niklas Liepe and poet Nick Drake to create this work about the four elements and the fragile balance of the ecosphere in the podcast episode.
bee.contemporary is a podcasts by Beethovenfest Bonn. We invite guests from the areas of music, culture and society to talk to us about new artistic projects and contemporary discourse.