ABRSM asked us to create a lively and entertaining whistlestop tour of significant milestones in the history of this great educational musical institution, telling the story through animation, specially-recorded interview clips and music.
adio 3’s mid-morning programme Essential Classics was devised, developed and produced by Classic Arts. Presented by Sarah Walker and Rob Cowan, this radical strand, with its tight format, celebrity guests, regular features and strong music policy was Radio 3’s most popular programme from the word go.
homas Adès’s provocative, witty and touching debut opera was recorded by Classic Arts for EMI and BBC Radio 3 soon after its premiere. The libretto by Philip Hensher was based on the life of the Duchess of Argyll, portrayed on this recording by Jill Gomez.
he cellist Ulrich Heinen has commissioned a number of new works during his career, and on this recording he plays some of them, by Howard Skempton, Simon Holt and Gerald Barry alongside the solo cello music of JS Bach.
ABRSM’s exam syllabuses are sent out to prospective candidates all over the world. ABRSM asked us to create a film that brings to life the work that goes into preparing a syllabus.
Private Passions was devised, developed and produced for 18 years by Classic Arts. Drawing a wide range of guests from the world of literature, the theatre, industry, science, the arts and politics, presenter Michael Berkeley elicited some surprising and unexpected responses while ostensibly talking about their musical passions.
lassic Arts recorded Tchaikovsky’s comic opera Cherevichki during a run of performances at Garsington Opera. Although it is rarely heard, this charming opera, based on a Russian Christmas folk tale, remained Tchaikovsky’s favourite among all his operas.