The Score: Steve Stirling

Ever wondered what our players listen to in their spare time? Whether they prefer Bach or Berlioz? Which instruments they admire? What makes their mouth water?!

Find out more about our principal horn Steve Stirling favourites in our quick fire round…

Composer
Utterly impossible to answer!! I could not do without Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart or Dvorak. But I am playing Mahler right now and the last movement of Das Lied von der Erde is as good as anything written by anyone on my list. Then there is Ligeti, and Kurtag. Oh… Berg is indispensible and Puccini!

Opera
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Instrument (other than your own!)
Has to be the voice

Concert Venue
The Cologne Philharmonic concert hall is is the most inclusive concert hall in the world, a vast sea of audience in a modern amphitheatre. And they serve you a kölsch beer as you walk off the platform!

Cake
Linzer Torte

Image: James Berry
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