The ASMF Podcast takes the opportunity to look back at one of the defining moments in the orchestra’s history: recording the soundtrack for the multiple Oscar-winning film Amadeus. We speak to Sir Neville Marriner and colourful British thespian Simon Callow, reflecting on their memories of the events and characters working on the Oscar-winning film, and conductor Ludwig Wicki, who explains the challenges and potential pitfalls of performing a film score live ahead of Amadeus Live on 14 October 2016.

Musical extracts heard in this episode are from the Academy’s recordings in the Philips Complete Mozart Edition (available here) reproduced here with the kind permission of Universal.