A conductor's role is about communication with performers and their audience. They do so using eye contact, dress, and of course, the fabled waving of the arms.
The last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony gave us 'Ode to Joy', one of the most famous tunes of all time. But the composer initially thought he'd made a grave mistake with it.
A new recording of South African composer Arnold van Wyk's complete solo piano music explores new perspectives.
After the Scottish bard mixed with Edinburgh high society, he started dabbling with Beethoven.