Highlights from BBC Radio 3’s weekday drivetime programme In Tune - featuring interviews with guests from the world of music and the arts. In Tune is broadcast every weekday 4.30-6.30pm, presented by Sean Rafferty or Suzy Klein.
Mon, 17 Jun 13
The best bits from last week's In Tune. Dame Janet Baker reminisces about working with Benjamin Britten, Sean talks jazz with singer Stacey Kent and pianist Judy Carmichael, conductor Semyon Bychkov talks about his influences and composer Hans Zimmer talks about his score for Man of Steel
Fri, 14 Jun 13
Pianist, broadcaster and British music expert David Owen Norris introduces four neglected but fine English composers, and visits places in London where they lived and worked. In this episode we meet Muriel Herbert, a practically forgotten song composer, at her alma mater in Kensington
Thu, 13 Jun 13
Superman: Man of Steel composer Hans Zimmer talks to Sean about approaching such an iconic film and score in order to create something new.
Wed, 12 Jun 13
Dr Jon Whiteley talks about some of his favourite Stradivari instruments on display at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He is joined by violinist Savitri Grier, who demonstrates Stradivari's earliest known violin, made in 1666.
Mon, 10 Jun 13
The best bits from last week's In Tune. Suzy Klein talks to accordion player Ksenija Sidorova, renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, experimental composer/artist Scanner, young pianist Alexandra Dariescu plus conductor Tim Murray and bass Alan Ewing on the Importance of Being Ernest at Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House.
Fri, 7 Jun 13
Pianist, broadcaster and British music expert David Owen Norris introduces four neglected but fine English composers, and visits places in London where they lived and worked. In this episode we meet composer Charles Dibdin in the theatres of 18th century London
Thu, 6 Jun 13
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas talks to Suzy about his astonishing career as pianist and conductor, from meeting Shostakovich in California, working with Aaron Copland and creating the world's first You Tube Symphony Orchestra
Mon, 3 Jun 13
The best bits from last week's In Tune, featuring director Phelim McDermott on Philip Glass's new opera, a newly discovered song by Elgar, conductor Andrew Manze, writer Charles Emmerson, and Persian music from kamanch player Kayhan Kalhor.
Wed, 29 May 13
Soprano Elisabeth Meister & pianist Nigel Foster talk about Wagner’s early songs and his Wesendonck Lieder, brass legend Eric Crees and his students from the Guildhall demonstrate the Wagner brass sound and recently discovered music written specially for a Wagner brass ensemble by Belgian composer Paul Gilson, director and librettist David Pountney tells Sean Rafferty about Welsh National Opera’s Wagner’s Dream season, musical comedian Rainer Hersch brings Wagner and Verdi together by way of the anvil, and Dame Gwyneth Jones looks back on her life and career as a Wagnerian soprano
Fri, 24 May 13
Award winning choreographer Akram Khan talks to Sean about the enduring power of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and how he approached iTMOi, his new work celebrating the anniversary of the Rite.
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