LPO Composer in Residence, Magnus Lindberg discusses his music and life as a composer with Ivan Hewett.
At the end of January the LPO performed its first commission from the orchestra's new composer in residence, the Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg. 'Accused', for soprano and orchestra set texts from three real interrogations – historical and contemporary – in a powerful and political work. In the premiere, soprano Barbara Hannigan sang the demanding solo role which asks her to take the position of both interrogator and the accused.
The day after the premiere, music critic Ivan Hewett interviewed Magnus Lindberg in front of a live audience at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence. As well as exploring why the composer selected these interrogation texts for his first major work for voice and orchestra, you'll discover when Lindberg started composing, what he considers as his first 'real' work and his musical explorations while at college. He also gives an overview of the ways in