In this film, Alistair Mackie introduces his instrument - the trumpet. Why not download our iPad app...
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The Philharmonia's Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, guides us through the intricate and subtle art of musical conducting, telling us that every orchestra is different and that sometimes an orange comes in handy!
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