How does a symphony orchestra sound in a car park? Or is it best appreciated in specially built halls? BBT stirs the ongoing debate surrounding the idea of taking classical music out of the concert hall to imaginative and often unusual venues.
Nine BBT award and fellowship winners discuss their wide-ranging views on acoustics, space, sociability and audiences, and you can join in the debate too...
Choosing arias from three cantatas and serenatas apiece as well as six operas from the bewildering array of Alessandro Scarlatti's 600 cantatas, 30 oratorios and more than 100 operas, Elizabeth Watts' new BBT-supported disc, with The English Concert and Laurence Cummings, has been wowing the critics. Hear how and why here!
Gloria salutes Scriabin in Sardinia: Heart of Stone
In two BBT-supported films by video designer Luca Scarzella, set among the stone sculptures of Pinuccio Sciola, Gloria Campaner marks the centenary of Scriabin's death with performances of Étude in C sharp minor Op 2 No 1 and Vers la Flamme Op 72. View the Heart of Stone films here