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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Recent episodes (4)

  • 28 Feb 15: Kent Nagano

    Sat, 28 Feb 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Tom Service in conversation with the American conductor Kent Nagano. Nagano talks about the lasting influence of his musical education in the Morro Bay area of California; how the social ideals of the symphony drive his music-making; and about his championing of new music and relationships composers from Leonard Bernstein to Wolfgang Rihm.

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  • 21 Feb 15: Kirill Karabits; Miss Otis Regrets; Hanns Eisler

    Sat, 21 Feb 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Including an interview with conductor Kirill Karabits; A new series 'Inside Song' this week exploring Cole Porter's 'Miss Otis Regrets'; an exploration of the fascinating life of composer Hanns Eisler; and Oscar nominee Gary Yershon talks 'Mr Turner'

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  • Richard Mantle, Mozart in London, Delius and his Music 14 FEB 2015

    Sat, 14 Feb 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Petroc Trelawny talks to Richard Mantle, the General Director of Opera North, about the challenges of running a touring company, its outreach work, ways of attracting a new audience and the repertoire for the new season. As Classical Opera prepare to celebrate Mozart’s childhood visit to London 250 years ago, Petroc takes a walk with historian Lucy Inglis around the streets that Mozart would have known and talks to artistic director Ian Page about the impact of the city upon Mozart’s early music. Petroc also takes a look at exciting new book on Delius that combines biography by Martin Lee-Browne and analysis by Paul Guinery, reviewed by Daniel Grimley. Plus a short tribute to the composer John McCabe, who died on Friday 13th February.

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  • Nico Muhly, Brundibar, Hans Gal 7 Feb '15

    Sat, 7 Feb 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Tom Service talks to the American composer, performer and arranger Nico Mulhy about about his dislike of "genres" and pigeon-holing of musicians, the three principles his new works must have, and the musicians and composers of the future. Tom also visits rehearsals in London for a new production of Hans Krasa's Brundibar, an opera for children performed at the Terezin concentration camp during WWII - the piece is associated with Hitler's brutality. Tom also talks to Ela Weissberger (now 84 and living in New York) who sang the role of the Cat in the performances in the camp - the last remaining member of the original cast. Plus a look at the diary of Jewish composer Hans Gal with an account of the time he spent interned as 'enemy alien' in a camp in Britain, in the summer of 1940, after fleeing Germany - Tom talks to his daughter Eva Fox-Gal, who translated the diary, and to record producer and writer Michael Haas.

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