When James Naughtie interviewed the violinist Rachel Podger for BBC Music Magazine at the end of last year she said: 'I'm inspired by Bach because of the wholeness, the completeness of the music. Everything is there, in its place.'


Our editor, Oliver Condy, headed to Brecon in Wales, armed with a video camera, to interview Rachel about her Brecon Baroque Festival, her passion for Bach - and he even got a sneak preview of some of the music that will feature on her next recording…


Rachel Podger's most recent recording - of Concertos by JS Bach – is out now on Channel Classics. Our critic, Paul Riley, reviewed the disc in the June issue of BBC Music Magazine and said: 'Podger's Bach has always beens something special: this is indispensable.'


Oliver CondyFormer Editor, BBC Music Magazine

Oliver Condy is the former Editor of BBC Music Magazine, a post he held for 17 years. His debut book, Symphonies of the Soul: Classical Music to Cure Any Ailment, will be released in November 2021 with Octopus Books. He is also a semi-professional organist, having previously given recitals in Bach’s churches across Germany.