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2011.10 “Classic Talk with Bing and Dennis” 50 min Youtube clip

A 50 minute interview on Youtube, in two parts, for “Classic Talk with Bing and Dennis” recorded in New York, October 2011

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Ed January 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

It is interesting for me to note here the rebellious side of Simon’s character. Rebelling against his background (not calling St John’s Cambridge proper singing and not calling himself British). He talks of ‘surviving’ his experiences as a Cambridge chorister and of not sending his own boys to similar institutions. As a former fellow chorister at another top Cambridge choir school it is nice, although sad, to hear of somebody who had similar experiences. Though it is heartening to see the success and enjoyment he found in music later in life.

Good wishes all.

Krenz December 14, 2011 at 7:06 am

Such an inspiration to us aspiring baritones! Thanks for posting!

Inci Birsel November 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Wow! Thank you for offering us this interview. To hear Simon sing is quite something, but to hear him talk is also very special. He has such a huge dedication to his art! such talent! and so humble. I am looking forward to see him on stage in Vienna soon. Inci

Janet November 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

No problem – I’ve added the new address for the youtube clip so it should be OK now…

Petra November 24, 2011 at 6:51 am

it has been moved to
but I can’t change the site – do not know how to do it.

diana jones November 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Hey, what’s happened to part one of this interview, and is part two going to disappear too??

diana jones November 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

Thank you so much for this, Marilyn, you are indeed a treasure!! What an amazing, insightful interview this is, and I loved Simon’s little voice impersonations, and especially when he was quoting little Owen asking (I think!) for his Papa to come home. He looked and sounded very relaxed and happy, contradicting all those old accusations of him being a difficult interviewee. Such a pity we don’t get wonderful television like that here!!

Paola November 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm

What a treat! And he mentioned the “più che il miele”/”più del mele” thing that he found in the DG manuscript in “Tales from the Stave” – apparently he has thought about it and found it gives new meaning to the “Deh vieni…”. Very interesting interview indeed. Thank you Marilyn and SK Team.

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