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)

  • Pierre Boulez at 90 21 March 2015

    Sat, 21 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Today, Pierre Boulez at 90 - a celebration of perhaps one of the most influential and important living musicians of our time. Leading composer of the pioneering avant-garde; conductor of brilliant precision and clarity; creator of institutions which have shaped modern music, like IRCAM, the centre of electronic research in Paris; but also, thinker, visionary and controversial provocateur whose radical views still divide the music world today. With the use of nearly five decades of BBC archive material of Boulez himself, Petroc Trelawny traces back his life and work together with the music critic Paul Driver and the academic Morag Grant.

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  • 14 Mar 15: Michael Tilson Thomas

    Mon, 16 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Tom Service talks to Michael Tilson Thomas who celebrates his 70th birthday this week with the London Symphony Orchestra of which he is Principal Guest Conductor.

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  • 07 MAR 15: Mahogonny, Mullova, IWD

    Sat, 7 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Tom Service talks to the violinist Viktoria Mullova, asks why there are still so few women composers represented at the highest levels of music, looks at equality and diversity in the classical music profession and explores Kurt Weill's opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

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  • 28 Feb 15: Kent Nagano

    Sat, 28 Feb 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    3 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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