Music Matters

              Music Matters

              The latest news on classical music. Interviews with key UK and international performers, composers, directors, conductors and musicians. With features on opera, jazz, world and community music making. BBC Radio 3's 45 minute music magazine show presented by Tom Service and Petroc Trelawny. Broadcast every Saturday at 12.15pm. Please note, this podcast is only available in the UK.

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              • 23 May 15 White Cube; Gilbert; Pintscher

                Sat, 23 May 15

                45 mins

                26 days remaining

                As this year's Glyndebourne Festival opens, Tom Service visits a new temporary art gallery in the grounds of the Sussex opera house, a collaboration with White Cube featuring paintings by Georg Baselitz; and he meets two of the most influential international figures in classical music, the New York Philharmonic's Music Director Alan Gilbert and German composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher

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              • 16 May '15 ENO's Pirates of Penzance

                Sat, 16 May 15

                45 mins

                19 days remaining

                Tom Service reviews Mike Leigh's new production of The Pirates of Penzance at ENO with broadcaster Geoffrey Smith and critic Michael Billington; asseses what the new government and culture secretary could mean for the arts in the UK - in discussion with journalist Richard Morrison and Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians; Tom also interviews pianist Leif Ove Andsnes on his 'Beethoven Journey' performing and directing all of the composer's piano concertos, and in the last installment of his series 'Inside Song', Cliff Eisen analyses some of Mozart's lieder in search of his private life.

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              • 02 May 15: King Roger, Hannigan, Coote, Mackerras

                Mon, 11 May 15

                45 mins

                14 days remaining

                In a live edition of the programme Tom Service is joined by singers Alice Coote and Barbara Hannigan, and the director Susannah Waters. He discusses a new book about conductor Charles Mackerras and reviews the Royal Opera House's new production of Szymanowski's masterpiece King Roger.

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              • 09 May 15: Helene Grimaud, Rambert, Gesualdo

                Sat, 9 May 15

                45 mins

                12 days remaining

                Tom Service talks to the pianist Helene Grimaud about her latest solo recital programme, her future project for the Manchester International Festival and how she relates her writing and conservation activities to her music. Tom meets Robert Hollingworth, music director of vocal group I Fagiolini, with forensic psychiatrist Ruth McAllister and director John La Bouchardiere to find out about their new 'Polyphonic Drama' on the life and music of Gesualdo. Plus a report on the Tredegar Brass Band's collaboration with Rambert at Sadler's Wells to a new score by Gavin Higgins, and Cliff Eisen discusses tango and the music of Piazzolla's song Vuelvo al Sur.

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