Best of 2014

In our final programme for this year, we revisit some of Upbeat's most memorable guests for 2014. Today, we meet outspoken French conductor Emmanuel Joel Hornak, Scottish author Janice Galloway talks Clara Schumann, Michael Houstoun's puts the finishing touches on a monumental Beethoven recording project, up-and-coming opera stars Marlena Devoe and James Ioelu celebrate competition success, and artist Simon Denny reveals the seized items in the 2012 raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion.

Janice GallowayEmmanuel Joel HornakMarlena DevoeJames IoeluSimon DennyMichael Houstoun

Upbeat returns on 19 January 2015.

Music played in this show

VERDI: La Traviata, Prelude to Act I
Mexico SO / Enrique Bátiz

ROSSINI: Depuis le Jour, from Louise
Marlena Devoe (sop), David Harper (pno)
ABC Classic Rec.2014     

VERDI: O tu Palermo, from Sicilian Vespers        
James Ioelu (bass), David Harper (pno) 
ABC Classic Rec.2014     

BEETHOVEN: Presto, from Sonata No. 18 in E-flat, Op. 31, and Gesangvoll, Mit Innigster Empfindung, from Sonata No. 30 In E Op. 109               
Michael Houstoun (pno)