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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  • 18 Apr 15: Sir Mark Elder

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

    44 mins

    23 days remaining

    Petroc Trelawny talks to Sir Mark Elder about his directorship of the Halle orchestra, his time as music director of English National Opera in the 1980s and his twin loves of Wagner and English music.

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  • 11 Apr: Philip Glass, Tansy Davies Between Worlds

    Sat, 11 Apr 15

    44 mins

    17 days remaining

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to composer Philip Glass about his new memoir 'Words without Music' and reviews it with Mark Swed from the LA Times. Sara asks composer Tansy Davies about her opera debut 'Between Worlds' based on the events of 9/11, and profiles English Touring Opera during their run at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Plus Cliff Eisen delves Inside Song with Francis Poulenc's 'C'

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  • 4 Apr 15: Vladimir Ashkenazy

    Thu, 2 Apr 15

    45 mins

    8 days remaining

    Tom Service talks to the Russian-born pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy about performance, his early studies in Soviet Russia and what continues to motivate him musically.

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  • 28 Mar 15: Tippett's Ice Break; Robert Lloyd

    Sat, 28 Mar 15

    45 mins

    3 days remaining

    Petroc Trelawny talks to the bass Robert Lloyd about his illustrious career and semi-retirement now he's 75, and previews Birmingham Opera Company's new production of Tippett's opera The Ice Break. He also discusses a forthcoming conference on Music under German Occupation with Michael Fjeldsoe and Niels Krabbe, and Cliff Eisen delves Inside Song with Schubert's Der Zwerg.

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