The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 25

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: Structured Mutterings. Richard talks to the critic and writer Fiona Maddocks about her new book Wild Tracks – A Conversation Diary with Harrison Birtwistle, which details 6 months of intense conversations between her and the famously allusive composer. Fiona will also be sharing her favourite Birtwistle pieces with us and indeed a few of her all time favourite operatic moments.

Originally broadcast on 24th July 2014