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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Recent episodes (5)

  • 19 Apr 14 Irvine Arditti, LaSalle Quartet

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Tom Service talks to Irvine Arditti as his quartet turns 40, Robert Spruytenburg, author of a new book on The LaSalle Quartet, reflects on their place in musical history. Plus, cellist Miklos Perenyi recalls his compatriots Ligeti and Kurtag; and what happened when Gluck came to London? Tom meets Patricia Howard to find out. And Music Matters unveils a special performance of a Gluck aria which has never been recorded before.

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  • Valentina Lisitsa 12 April '14

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Tom Service talks to the Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa about becoming a success on the internet, as she prepares for a Wigmore Hall recital in London, and also releases a new CD with Michael Nyman's piano music. Also, Tom reviews a book on Arnold Schoenberg's piece 'A Survivor from Warsaw' about the reaction to the piece in early Cold War Europe, with author Joy Calico and musicologist Paul Griffith. And finally, a profile of German composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann with his pupil York Holler, soprano Laura Aikin, and again, Paul Griffith.

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  • 05 APR 14: Ogdon, Stemme, RCO

    Sat, 5 Apr 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Tom Service meets the Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, delves into the pages of a new biography of the brilliant but troubled pianist John Ogdon with author Charles Beauclerk and pianist Leslie Howard and celebrates 150 years of the Royal College of Organists

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  • 29MAR14 Scriabin; L'Ormindo; Women conductors

    Sat, 29 Mar 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Presented by Tom Service. As the London Symphony Orchestra embark on an exploration of music by composer Alexander Scriabin, Tom Service talks about his life and music with the LSO's principal conductor Valery Gergiev, pianist Dmitri Alexeev and musicologist Marina Frolova-Walker. Tom also reviews Kasper Holten's new production of Cavalli's opera L'Ormindo, a collaboration between the Royal Opera House and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe, and visits Morley College in South London to find out about a pioneering new course for young female conductors.

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  • The future of music criticism

    Mon, 24 Mar 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Live from London's Southbank, Tom Service and guests debate the future of music criticism. With the pianist Peter Donohoe, Hugh Canning, Chief Classical Music Critic of the Sunday Times, the Artistic Director of Welsh National Opera David Pountney, and the Glasgow-based music critic Kate Molleson who writes for the Guardian, the Herald and the Big Issue.

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