Fiona Maddocks and Simon Callow in conversation with Jonathan Cross

16th February 2017


leading musicologist, Jonathan cross, Professor of Music at christ church, oxford, chairs an evening of conversation about musical passions with Fiona Maddocks, classical music critic of The Observer, and Simon callow the actor, and director.

in her most recent book, Music for Life, Fiona Maddocks selects 100 classical works from across nine centuries, including favourites and new discoveries, works that inspire, delight, comfort or console. in his most recent book, Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will, Simon callow explores the psyche of the extraordinary, contradictory man and epic composer.

‘A timely reminder of the importance of music . . . a deft zig-zag from merriment to desolation, love to loss’ BBc Music Magazine 5 stars, on Music for Life, Fiona Maddocks

‘Fascination with the man’s bizarre psychology drives the narrative along at a rip-roaring pace, in a style as theatrical as the story it tells.’ The Times, on Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will, Simon callow

tickets £10
clubroom bar from 6.30pm
talk starts 7pm followed by Q&A; please arrive early to allow time for parking to book call 01749 814 070

the meantime programme is curated by Emma craigie