Antonio Pappano (Conductor)
Born: 30th December 1959, Epping, England
Nationality: English, Italian
Sir Antonio Pappano is an English-Italian conductor and pianist. He is currently music director of the Royal Opera House and of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He is scheduled to become chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2024.
Further Reading: Antonio Pappano
The conductor discusses his recent recordings of Vaughan Williams symphonies and Strauss orchestral works, his recent appointment at the LSO, and the ongoing impact of lockdowns on musical life.
Pappano takes on perhaps Vaughan Williams's two most challenging symphonies, in live recordings given a heightened emotional intensity by the circumstances of their performance.