Backstage With Brian Bell

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Conductor Jaap van Zweden

In the summer of 2011, Jaap van Zweden conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the first time. For his Symphony Hall debut in February 2012, he talks with Brian Bell about the program, including Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Emanuel Ax.

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ABOUT BACKSTAGE WITH BRIAN BELL

As the producer of WGBH 89.7's live broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Brian Bell has the opportunity to discuss music and the process of making music with guest conductors, soloists, and orchestra members.

Brian shares these conversations and often a chuckle or two, offering a perspective that bridges the divide between a listener's knowledge and an artist's mind.

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