John Wilson in Conversation

As part of the BFI’s celebration of the musical, conductor John Wilson discusses his passion for the genre and his painstaking reconstruction of the scores to almost the entire MGM back catalogue.

Wilson recalls his childhood love for MGM musicals, starting with Singin’ in the Rain, and his mission to breathe new life into the scores through live orchestra performances, culminating in a spectacular show at the BBC Proms. He also reveals why he believes MGM made the best musicals.


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