Why are musicians so certain that live performance is the best way to hear music? Why do audiences prefer CDs or the radio? Can radio stations satisfy both points of view? Do performers have a proper attitude to their listeners? The lectures will present new research from both sides of the Atlantic.
4th March 1997 Added Value
11th March 1997 Recorded Live
18th March 1997 An Interim History of the Great Radio 3 Debate
Professor David Owen Norris was the Gresham Professor of Music between 1993 and 1997.
As of the start of 2011, Professor Norris' associations included being an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, Professor of Musical Performance at the University of Southampton, Visiting Professor of Fortepiano at the Royal College of Music, Educational Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and of the Royal College of Organists. He is the Director of Music at Poole Parish Church. He was Organ Scholar at Keble, and left Oxford with a First and a Composition Scholarship to study in London and Paris. He was a Repetiteur at the Royal Opera House, and Harpist at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been Artistic Director of the Cardiff International Festival and the Petworth Festival, and Chairman of the Steans Institute for Singers at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.