The autobiography of Christopher Nupen

(Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy)

After 50 years making classical music documentaries, I have written a book about the moments that shaped my career in broadcasting and the wonderful people I encountered along the way.

It began in the late 1960s, when television was young and pioneering, able to record a new generation of super-talented musicians, like never before. Among Britain’s first truly independent producers, it has been a privileged existence ‘listening' through the (camera) lens, to some of the best music, played by some of the most gifted performers of our time.

Christopher is a man of great professional expertise, great passion and wonderful humour. This book reflects these qualities in a most captivating way.

From the Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy

Book Description

  • In his autobiography, Christopher Nupen reveals the story of his varied and often astonishing life, and invites us to share his perspective "listening through the lens"
  • Contains a DVD showcasing a selection of Christopher Nupen’s finest films
  • Includes rare photographs of the musicians Christopher Nupen worked with over the years with Allegro Films 
Book contains DVD sampler

About the Author

BAFTA Award-winning documentary maker Christopher Nupen has made over 80 films on classical music and musicians. His pioneering portrait films count among their subjects Jacqueline du Pré, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nathan Milstein, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Andrés Segovia, Evgeny Kissin, Karim Said and Daniil Trifonov, many of whom have become lifelong friends.

Christopher Nupen pioneered a style of filming music and music making for television in which his excellence has rarely been equalled and never excelled. Of that genre he is the undoubted master. His films will endure for ever as reference documents to the executant’s art in the 20th century and as constant sources of delight.

Jeremy Isaacs, former chief executive of Channel 4; general director, Royal Opera House

Listening through the lens

by Christopher Nupen (Author)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Foreword)
book


Listening through the lens

by Christopher Nupen (Author)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Foreword)

The autobiography of Christopher Nupen

(Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy)

After 50 years making classical music documentaries, I have written a book about the moments that shaped my career in broadcasting and the wonderful people I encountered along the way.

It began in the late 1960s, when television was young and pioneering, able to record a new generation of super-talented musicians, like never before. Among Britain’s first truly independent producers, it has been a privileged existence ‘listening' through the (camera) lens, to some of the best music, played by some of the most gifted performers of our time.

Christopher is a man of great professional expertise, great passion and wonderful humour. This book reflects these qualities in a most captivating way.

From the Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy

Book Description

  • In his autobiography, Christopher Nupen reveals the story of his varied and often astonishing life, and invites us to share his perspective "listening through the lens"
  • Contains a DVD showcasing a selection of Christopher Nupen’s finest films
  • Includes rare photographs of the musicians Christopher Nupen worked with over the years with Allegro Films 
Book contains DVD sampler

About the Author

BAFTA Award-winning documentary maker Christopher Nupen has made over 80 films on classical music and musicians. His pioneering portrait films count among their subjects Jacqueline du Pré, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nathan Milstein, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Andrés Segovia, Evgeny Kissin, Karim Said and Daniil Trifonov, many of whom have become lifelong friends.

Christopher Nupen pioneered a style of filming music and music making for television in which his excellence has rarely been equalled and never excelled. Of that genre he is the undoubted master. His films will endure for ever as reference documents to the executant’s art in the 20th century and as constant sources of delight.

Jeremy Isaacs, former chief executive of Channel 4; general director, Royal Opera House