Alexander Shelley on The Architecture of Music and The Necessity of Arts

Alexander Shelley

“You can’t have arts on one hand and
everything else in the other. It is one.”


On this episode of The Knowledge Project, I talk about the architecture of music with conductor Alexander Shelley. Out of all the amazing conversations I've had, this might be my favorite.

Shelley is currently chief conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

You'll learn about what goes through his mind as he walks from the dressing room to the podium, the architecture of music, why Beethoven's 5th Symphony is so popular, the necessity of art and culture in our busy world and so much more.




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