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 Suzy Klein. Broadcast every Saturday at 12.15pm (exc. last Sat in month). Please note, this podcast is only available in the UK.

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  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Claude Vivier

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    45 mins

    26 days remaining

    Tom Service talks to the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, explores composer Claude Vivier and finds out about singer Jane Bathori. Plus composers Colin & David Matthews discuss their careers in music and the impact of their relationship as brothers

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  • Antonio Pappano 11 Oct 2014

    Sat, 11 Oct 14

    45 mins

    19 days remaining

    Tom Service interviews Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House in London and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In his office overlooking the Covent Garden piazza, Tony, as he’s known, talks about the changes in the opera world during his 12 years at Covent Garden, from sponsorship to the revolution of opera in cinemas. He explains his passion for developing the talents of young singers, the pride he has for his Royal Opera orchestra and how the Rome job gives him a crucial outlet for learning new symphonic repertoire. He also tells Tom what drives him as a musician, and talks about his plans for the future.

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  • MusicMat:The Girl of the Golden West, Ed Gardner 04 Oct 2014

    Sat, 4 Oct 14

    44 mins

    12 days remaining

    Tom Service reviews Richard Jones' new production of Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West at ENO, he also talks to ENO's out-going Music Director Ed Gardner. Plus, a new book on Vaughan-Williams' radical 20th century music-dramas and Nike Wagner on running Bonn's Beethovenfest.

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