Day 90 - Butt with Humour!
The Dunedin Consort's artistic director John Butt is a one-off. I first knew him as a brilliant 18 year old organ scholar at KIng's College, Cambridge. Since then he has become probably the world's leading Bach authority. His performances with the Dunedin Consort have garnered 2 Gramophone Awards. What is perhaps most remarkable about him is his ability to explain really complex musical concepts to the musical layman with total academic seriousness and irresistible humour, as those who heard his lecture concert on Bach's Musical Offering will testify. A musical treasure and we are lucky that we have manage to forge a close musical relationship with Dunedin and the mercurial Mr Butt!
See John in Q and A in March 2020 here
See John talk about Handel's Samson here
See the Dunedin Consort perform Bach's St John Passion at the Proms here