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What I'm Reading: Conductor Peter Phillips | reviews, news & interviews

What I'm Reading: Conductor Peter Phillips

What I'm Reading: Conductor Peter Phillips

The founder of the Tallis Scholars picks J G Farrell and Naguib Mahfouz

Peter Phillips with the Tallis Scholars: 'The way the patriarch runs his family...'Albert Roosenburg

Next to choose some favourite books is conductor Peter Phillips, whose touring lifestyle can make "summer reading" something of a year-round phenomenon. When Phillips founded the vocal ensemble the Tallis Scholars in 1973 it was a hobby among university friends – a “haphazard” group, as the director himself describes it. Decades later, with more than 1,000 concerts and 50 disks to their credit, both the group and its members have grown up into professionals at the head of their field.

1. What are you reading at the moment?

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