In Tune Highlights

In Tune Highlights

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.

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  • Gareth Malone 18 JUL 2014

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Conductor Gareth Malone talks to Sean Rafferty about conducting the Proms Military Wives Choir and the upcoming War Horse Prom on 3rd August.

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  • Roderick Williams 18 JUL 2014

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Baritone Roderick Williams talks to Sean Rafferty about performing at the Last Night of the Proms.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 10/10 - RCM Plaque

    Fri, 4 Jul 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Radio 3's Music in the Great War, David Owen Norris considers remembrance and visits the Royal College of Music to find out about some of the stories behind the names on their memorial plaque.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 9/10 - Indian Army

    Thu, 3 Jul 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Radio 3's Music in the Great War, David Owen Norris turns his attention to the former British colonies.

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  • 02 Jul 14

    Wed, 2 Jul 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman on his forthcoming UK tour commemorating Canada's role in the First World War. The tour includes a performance of Beethoven's Choral Symphony which brings together two orchestras he's currently associated with: the Royal Philharmonic and the Ottawa-based National Arts Centre Orchestra.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 8/10 - Alexander's Ragtime Band

    Wed, 2 Jul 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Radio 3's Music in the Great War, David Owen Norris's turn his attention to the US and a particular song: When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France ...

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  • WW1 Musical Story 7/10 - Alexander Scriabin

    Tue, 1 Jul 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Radio 3's Music in the Great War, David Owen Norris hears about the extraordinary musical vision of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin who, in some ways, saw the war as part of his grand plan.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 6/10 - Marechal

    Mon, 30 Jun 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Music in the Great War on Radio 3, David Owen Norris finds out about the instruments that soldiers used at the front, including the extraordinary makeshift cello of the French musician, Maurice Marechal.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 5/10 - Fritz Kreisler

    Mon, 30 Jun 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Music in the Great War on Radio 3, David Owen Norris hears about the extraordinary account of life at the front written by a celebrated Viennese violinist: Fritz Kreisler.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 4/10 - Lilian Baylis

    Mon, 30 Jun 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Music in the Great War on Radio 3, David Owen Norris takes a look at music on the Home Front and takes a trip South of the Thames to the Old Vic; the theatre slap bang in the middle of the Waterloo slums where Lilian Baylis staged her groundbreaking seasons of Shakespeare and opera while the zeppelins dropped bombs around her.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 3/10 - Bechstein Hall

    Wed, 25 Jun 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    As part of Music in the Great War on Radio 3, David Owen Norris takes a look at the fate of the celebrated piano makers C Bechstein who, at the outbreak of the war had a famous showroom and concert hall in the heart of London.

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  • WW1 Musical Story 2/10 - Highland Pipers

    Tue, 24 Jun 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Music in the Great War on Radio 3, David Owen Norris hears about the incredible bravery of the pipers who led troops over the top and cemented their heroic status in the public mind.

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  • Nicola Benedetti 24 JUN 2014

    Tue, 24 Jun 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti on playing folk violin, music education and her new album 'Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy'

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  • WW1 Musical Story 1/10 - King Albert’s Book

    Mon, 23 Jun 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    As part of Music in the Great War on Radio 3, David Owen Norris explores an extraordinary charity anthology put together in the first few weeks of the war for the relief of Belgian refugees. It was called King Albert’s book.

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  • James Rhodes 19 JUN 2014

    Fri, 20 Jun 14

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Pianist James Rhodes on connecting with young audiences, the healing powers of music, his passion for music education and setting up his own record label.

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  • Karita Mattila 19 JUN 2014

    Thu, 19 Jun 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Finnish star soprano Karita Mattila on her upcoming performance of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at the Royal Opera House

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  • John Williams 10 JUNE 2014

    Tue, 10 Jun 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Legendary guitarist John Williams tells Suzy why he's not retiring, his thoughts on music teaching and why playing the guitar is like chess

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  • Kirill Gerstein 09 JUN 2014

    Mon, 9 Jun 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Russian American pianist Kirill Gerstein on jazz, growing up in Russia and recording the music of Mussorgsky and Schumann on his new album.

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  • Bernard Haitink 04 JUN 2014

    Wed, 4 Jun 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    One of the world's greatest conductors, Bernard Haitink, on his love of working with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, meeting Shostakovich, recording the first complete cycle of Shostakovich symphonies in the West, and working with young conductors in Lucerne

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  • Jools Holland 02 JUN 2014

    Mon, 2 Jun 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Pianist, bandleader and broadcaster Jools Holland on touring with his orchestra, his love of Oscar Peterson and Duke Ellington, and making music in his Greenwich studio.

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  • Brenda Lucas 02 JUN 2014

    Mon, 2 Jun 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Brenda Lucas discusses her late husband, John Ogdon, one of Britain's greatest ever classical pianists, ahead of a new documentary 'Living with Genius' on BBC Four

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  • Iestyn Davies 28 MAY 2014

    Wed, 28 May 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Counter-tenor Iestyn Davies talks to Swean Rafferty about the upcoming testosterone-fuelled 'Rinaldo' at Glyndebourne this summer, with not one but THREE counter-tenors in the cast.

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  • Hay Literary Festival Special 27 MAY 2014

    Wed, 28 May 14

    Duration:
    35 mins

    Gillian Clarke talks Welsh poetry, Ruby Wax on staying sane, William Dalrymple on the art of Mughal Delhi and Sebastian Faulks talks Birdsong. Sean Rafferty presents, live from the 2014 Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

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  • Alfred Brendel 27 MAY 2014

    Wed, 28 May 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Legendary pianist-turned-poet Alfred Brendel talks to Sean Rafferty about music and writing, and reads some of his poems.

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  • Nico Muhly 21 May 2014

    Wed, 21 May 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    American composer Nico Muhly talks about composing liturgical music, his love of the choir and working for Philip Glass

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  • Chelsea Flower Show 20 MAY 2014

    Tue, 20 May 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Sean visits the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and talks to Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen about this year's show

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  • Stephen Hough May 19 2014

    Mon, 19 May 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Stephen Hough talks to Sean Rafferty about the music of the night, as explored on his latest CD.

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  • Exponential Horn at the Science Museum 19 MAY 2014

    Mon, 19 May 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Sean Rafferty visits the new Exponential Horn installation by sound artist Aleksander Kolkowski at the Science Museum in London. Radio 3's Lunchtime Concert and In Tune will be relayed through the enormous loudspeaker each day for the duration of the exhibition.

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  • Sir Antonio Pappano 15 MAY 2014

    Thu, 15 May 14

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Music Director of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Royal Opera House discusses Rossini, Verdi's Requiem, concert programming and his favourite conductors

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  • Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil 15 MAY 2014

    Thu, 15 May 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Miss Saigon composer Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyricist Alain Boublil talk about the new production of the show returning to London, in its 25th anniversary year.

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  • Gyorgy Pauk 13 May 2014

    Tue, 13 May 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Legendary violinist Gyorgy Pauk talks to Sean about his enviable career, his work with young players and his love of London.

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  • Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello 08 MAY 2014

    Fri, 9 May 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Opera's new 'power couple' soprano Ailyn Perez and tenor Stephen Costello talk to Suzy Klein about life together on the opera stage.

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  • Rosalind Plowright 07 May 2014

    Wed, 7 May 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Mezzo Rosalind Plowright OBE talks about what's inspired her to record her first recital disc, her previous life as an operatic soprano and how she has always yearned to do a musical

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  • Angela Hewitt 01 MAY 2014

    Thu, 1 May 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Pianist Angela Hewitt discusses Bach's Art of Fugue and upcoming gigs at Glyndebourne and Wigmore Hall.

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  • 18th Century Art - No.8 David Garrick and his wife 21 APR 2014

    Thu, 1 May 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.8 of 12: David Garrick and his wife. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • Joyce DiDonato 30 APR 2014

    Wed, 30 Apr 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Sean talks to 'the perfect modern diva' soprano Joyce DiDonato about La Cenerentola at the New York Met, and she offers sound advice on finding your own voice.

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  • Curtis Stigers 28 APR 2014

    Mon, 28 Apr 14

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Jazz singer, saxophonist and songwriter Curtis Stigers discusses his new album 'Hooray for Love' and how mountain biking inspires new lyrics

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  • 18th Century Art - No.12 London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace 25 APR 2014

    Fri, 25 Apr 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen's Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.12 of 12: London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the city, c. 1750, by Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto). You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • Marcelo Bratke and Marco Gambino 25 Apr 14

    Fri, 25 Apr 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Sean speaks to Marcelo Bratke and Marco Gambino about l'Invitation au Voyage, their concert of music and poetry.

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  • BBC Proms - Sakari Oramo 24 APR 2014

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

    BBC Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo talks about the 2014 Proms, playing the violin with Janine Jansen and the importance of practicing when you're young.

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  • 18th Century Art - No.11 Don Rodrigo Caldero 24 APR 2014

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen's Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.11 of 12: Don Rodrigo Caldero on Horseback, by Rubens, 1612-15. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • BBC Proms - Alisa Weilerstein 24 APR 2014

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    American cellist Alisa Weilerstein on playing at the 2014 Proms, recording the Elgar Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and her very first cello, made from a cereal box and a toothbrush.

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  • 18th Century No.10 Frederick the Great 23 APR 2014

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.10 of 12: Portrait of Frederick the Great. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • 18th Century Art - No.9 Table Clock 22 APR 2014

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.9 of 12: Table clock by John Pyke. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • Milos Karadaglic 21 April 2014

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Guitarist Milos talks about his beloved Smallman guitar, how he took up the instrument and the art of fingernail lengths...

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  • 18th Century Art - No.7 Cleopatra with the Asp 18 APR 2014

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.7 of 12: Cleopatra with the Asp, by Guido Reni c1628. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • 18th Century Art - No.6 The Return from the Chase 17 APR 2014

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen's Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.6 of 12: The Return from the Chase signed and dated 1737. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • 18th Century Art - No.5 Miniature of Princess Anne 16 APR 2014

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.5 of 12: Miniature of Princess Anne. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • Matisse Cut-Outs at Tate Modern 16 APR 2014

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Sean walks round the new blockbuster Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern to discover Matisse's Cut-Outs accompanied by co-curator Flavia Frigeri

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  • 18th Century Art - No.4 Temple of Apollo 15 APR 2014

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen's Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.4 of 12: The Temple and Oracle of Apollo by Melchior Baumgartner (1621-1686) and Charles Clay (d.1740). You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • 18th Century Art - No.3 Royal Fireworks 14 APR 2014

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.3 of 12: A Plan and Elevation of the Royal Fire-Works to be performed in St James's Park, 27 April 1749. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • 18th Century Art - No.2 The Beggar’s Opera

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.2 of 12: Scene from The Beggar's Opera. You can see all 12 art works in the 18th Century Gallery on the Radio 3 website.

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  • Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin 11 APR 2014

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Countertenor Andreas Scholl and his wife and musical partner pianist Tamar Halperin talk about their favourite repertoire and working in their 'magical' homemade studio between episodes of the Sopranos

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  • 18th Century Art - No.1 The Music Party

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    For the BBC 18th Century Season, Sean Rafferty looks at 12 Georgian art works from the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery, guided by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. No.1 of 12: The Music Party by Philippe Mercier. Images of all twelve art works in the series can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p01x3ttt

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  • John Shirley-Quirk obituary 08 APR 2014

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Conductor Steuart Bedford remembers bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk.

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  • Danielle de Niese 07 April 2014

    Mon, 7 Apr 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Superstar soprano Danielle de Niese talks to Suzy about deciding to be an opera singer at 8 years old, her love of working with young singers and performing in the Bermondsey St tunnel

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  • Mariss Jansons 03 APRIL 2014

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    One of the world's finest conductors, Mariss Jansons, talks to Suzy about his musical heroes, his future projects and how conducting helped him recover from a heart attack

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  • Bryn Terfel and Joseph Calleja 02 APR 2014

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Two stars of opera - baritone Bryn Terfel and tenor Joseph Calleja discuss their own musical heroes, the language they most like to sing in and performing in Gounod's Faust at the Royal Opera House

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  • Nicola Benedetti 01 April 2014

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Suzy Klein speaks to violinist Nicola Benedetti about her tour of India with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Sarah Connolly 25 MAR 2014

    Wed, 26 Mar 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Live from Southbank Centre: National Treasure mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly CBE talks to Sean Rafferty about her career.

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  • Laura Mvula and Eric Whitacre 20 MAR 2014

    Thu, 20 Mar 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Brit Award nominated singer Laura Mvula and choral composer Eric Whitacre discuss their collaboration for a concert at Union Chapel in London and the power of the human voice

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  • Wondrous Machines 18 MAR 2014

    Tue, 18 Mar 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Sean Rafferty takes a tour of the new Wondrous Machines exhibition at Southbank Centre - machines inspired by the inauguration of the Royal Festival Hall organ - with Shan Maclennan and Chloe Bird.

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  • Dame Julie Andrews 13 MAR 2014

    Thu, 13 Mar 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Icon of stage and screen, Dame Julie Andrews on her breakthrough in film and on Broadway, and her admiration for Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

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  • John Lill on turning 70 11 MAR 2014

    Tue, 11 Mar 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

    "Music feeds the mind with long-term strength" - British pianist John Lill on his life and career.

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  • Jonas Kaufmann 10 MAR 2014

    Mon, 10 Mar 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann on opera in high definition, and the struggles of Massenet's Werther.

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  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 06 MAR 2014

    Thu, 6 Mar 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    As she celebrates 70, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa talks to Suzy Klein about her glittering career highlights, the demands of being an opera singer and her current role in the Royal Opera's 'La Fille du Regiment'. She also gives a new generation of singers some valuable advice: don't go cheap on the singing lessons!

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  • Juan Diego Florez 04 MAR 2014

    Tue, 4 Mar 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Star tenor Juan Diego Florez talks about remembering stage moves, keeping his voice agile after 40, and his newfound appreciation for rehearsing. As he limbers up for a run of Donizetti's La fille du regiment at the Royal Opera House, he also tells Suzy about balancing his homelife with his career, and his program for kids in Peru.

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  • Leif Ove Andsnes 03 MAR 2014

    Mon, 3 Mar 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes talks to Suzy about his Beethoven journey ahead of his solo recital at the Barbican in London.

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  • Martin Taylor on Paco De Lucia 26 FEB 2014

    Wed, 26 Feb 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor pays tribute to influential flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucia, who died today.

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  • Yundi 24 Feb 2014

    Mon, 24 Feb 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Chinese piano superstar talks about bringing Chinese music to European audiences, learning the accordion and the perils of jetlag

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  • Dame Felicity Lott 20 FEB 2014

    Thu, 20 Feb 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Dame Felicity Lott with memories of recording Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer aged two-and-a-half, as well as other memories from her long career.

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  • Piotr Anderszewski 18 Feb 2014

    Wed, 19 Feb 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Pianist Piotr Anderszewski talks about his love of Schumann, why he shouldn't be expected to play Chopin and his dream for a piano you can play lying down.

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  • Yuja Wang 12 FEB 2014

    Wed, 12 Feb 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Pianist Yuja Wang talks to Sean Rafferty about music, colour and her musical heroes.

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  • Dame Josephine Barstow 11 FEB 2014

    Tue, 11 Feb 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Soprano Dame Josephine Barstow reflects on the life and work of the late Richard Angas - the much loved bass who performed in Jonathan Miller's Mikado more than 150 times

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  • Edward Gardner 11 FEB 2014

    Tue, 11 Feb 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Conductor Edward Gardner on the return of Peter Grimes at ENO, Mendelssohn in Birmingham with the CBSO and his career plans for the future

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  • By George! 06 FEB 2014

    Thu, 6 Feb 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Sean visits the 'By George! Handel’s Music for Royal Occasions' at The Foundling Museum in London, and speaks to Caro Howell (Director of the Foundling Museum) and Katharine Hogg (curator of the exhibition and librarian at the museum)

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  • Anne-Sophie Mutter 04 Feb 2014

    Tue, 4 Feb 14

    Duration:
    13 mins

    The astonishing violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, fresh from a rehearsal with the LSO and a flight from Australia, talks to Sean Rafferty about her repertoire, her musical collaborations and her violin, and wonders why exactly the 'frog' of the violin bow got such a bizarre name.

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  • Andreas Scholl 30 JAN 2013

    Thu, 30 Jan 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Andreas Scholl, one of the world's finest counter-tenors, talks to Suzy about his career, his multi-talented family and how he approaches concerts.

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  • Martin Creed 29 Jan 2014

    Thu, 30 Jan 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Suzy meets artist Martin Creed at his new retrospective at London's Hayward Gallery, to walk round the exhibition and explore the use of sound in his work

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  • Tribute to Pete Seeger 28 JAN 2014

    Tue, 28 Jan 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    To mark the passing of folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger, Suzy Klein talks to Martin Carthy about his legacy.

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  • Tributes to Claudio Abbado 20 Jan

    Mon, 20 Jan 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    A series of tributes to the late Claudio Abbado, with Lucerne Festival chief Michael Haefliger, Orchestra Mozart violinist Etienne Abelin, pianist Maria Joao Pires, conductor Daniel Harding and former LSO director Clive Gillinson

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  • Joshua Bell 17 JAN 2014

    Fri, 17 Jan 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Superstar violinist Joshua Bell talks to Sean Rafferty about juggling conducting and performing with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and why he became a judge of Miss America.

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  • Murray Gold 16 Jan 2013

    Fri, 17 Jan 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Doctor Who composer Murray Gold talks about his long running association with the series, his plans for the future and the upcoming premiere of his new work inspired by a family tragedy

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  • Music on the Brink - Postcard from London

    Fri, 10 Jan 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard from London just before WW1, where Vaughan Williams seems to have caught the imagination of the city. Written by Dr Kate Kennedy

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  • Jessye Norman 09 JAN 2014

    Thu, 9 Jan 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    "Stand up straight and sing!" - Jessye Norman's advice for life. Listen to her on singing, civil rights and more.

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  • Music on the Brink - Postcard from St. Petersburg

    Thu, 9 Jan 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard set in the St. Petersburg Conservatoire just before The Great War broke out, looking at the music of the time, particularly Prokofiev. Written by David Nice

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  • Maxim Vengerov 09 JAN 2014

    Thu, 9 Jan 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Top violinist Maxim Vengerov on balancing the roles of chamber musician, soloist and conductor, looking after his prized violin and his new disc of Mozart Church Sonatas

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  • Music on the Brink - Postcard from Berlin

    Wed, 8 Jan 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard from Berlin charting the music landscape of the city. Written by Dr Mark Berry

    Download 3MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Joshua Rifkin 08 JAN 13

    Wed, 8 Jan 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

    American pianist Joshua Rifkin talks about his love of Scott Joplin, his million-selling recordings of his music and the rewards of live performance.

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  • Music on the Brink - Postcard from Paris

    Tue, 7 Jan 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard from an enthusiastic concert goer in Paris just before the outbreak of WW1 which looks at the musical temperature of the time. Written by Dr Caroline Potter

    Download 3MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Sakari Oramo 06 JAN 2014

    Tue, 7 Jan 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Sakari Oramo, Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, talks about the role of the conductor, the city of Vienna and his upcoming plans with the orchestra

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  • Music on the Brink - Postcard from Vienna

    Mon, 6 Jan 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Jonathan Pryce reads a fictional postcard set in Vienna just before the outbreak of WW1 that asks whether Vienna really was the musical capital of Europe. Written by Professor David Wyn Jones

    Download 3MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Will Gompertz Xmas Cards 4: Warhol

    Thu, 19 Dec 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz explores seasonal works of art. In the fourth Christmas card of the season he looks at Andy Warhol's graphic Christmas cards of the late 1950s, images which paved the way for him to become the father of pop art

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  • Will Gompertz Xmas Cards 3:Banksy 18 Dec

    Wed, 18 Dec 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz explores seasonal works of art. In the third of the series it's the turn of Banksy and the provocative images he spray-painted on the division wall between Israel and the Palestinian Territories near Bethlehem

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  • Will Gompertz Xmas Cards 2:Matisse 17 Dec

    Tue, 17 Dec 13

    Duration:
    6 mins

    BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz explores seasonal works of art. In the second of 5 Christmas Cards he celebrates Christmas Eve by Henri Matisse, and looks forward to 2014 when a major exhibition of the artist's work opens at Tate Modern in London.

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  • Michael Tilson Thomas 16 DEC 2013

    Mon, 16 Dec 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas on his long career, the London Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.

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  • Will Gompertz Xmas Card 1:Van Gogh 16 Dec 2013

    Mon, 16 Dec 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz explores seasonal works of art. In the first of 5 Christmas Cards he turns to Van Gogh's self-portrait Bandaged Ear, which began life on Christmas Eve 1888

    Download 4MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Roberto Alagna & Anita Rachvetishvili 13 Dec

    Mon, 16 Dec 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks to tenor Roberto Alagna & mezzo soprano Anita Rachvetishvili about their roles in Bizet's Carmen at Covent Garden.

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  • Angelique Kidjo

    Fri, 6 Dec 13

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo pays tribute to the great Nelson Mandela

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  • Daniel Barenboim 05 DEC 2013

    Thu, 5 Dec 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Maestro Daniel Barenboim on conducting the New Years Day Concert in Vienna, and on winning the Marion Dönhoff prize for his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

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  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies 29 Nov 2013

    Fri, 29 Nov 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies talks to Sean Rafferty about where he found inspiration for his tenth symphony as he approaches his 80th birthday.

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  • Gerald Finley 28 NOV 2013

    Fri, 29 Nov 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Gerald Finley on singing Wagner - he's back at the Royal Opera House singing Parsifal, and has recorded a new Winterreise disc with pianist Julius Drake. He talks to Sean Rafferty about the challenges of singing Schubert and Wagner.

    Download 4MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Njabulo Madlala 27 NOV 2013

    Fri, 29 Nov 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Baritone Njabulo Madlala talks to Sean Rafferty about his meteoric rise from a South African Township to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

    Download 7MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Anne Sofie von Otter 20 NOV 2013

    Thu, 21 Nov 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter talks about her latest album of French songs.

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  • Gareth Malone 13 NOV 2013

    Wed, 13 Nov 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Choirmaster and presenter Gareth Malone talks about teaching people to Sing While You Work and the joy of putting together his brand new group, Gareth Malone's Voices

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  • Sir John Tavener obituary 12 OCT 2013

    Tue, 12 Nov 13

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Composer John Rutter, cellist Steven Isserlis and soprano Patricia Rozario reflect on the life and work of the late Sir John Tavener

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  • Lang Lang 08 NOV 2013

    Fri, 8 Nov 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Superstar pianist Lang Lang on his new role as UN Messenger of Peace, playing from memory and how to deal with nerves and injury.

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  • Chris Thile and Masaaki Suzuki

    Fri, 8 Nov 13

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Mandolinist Chris Thile and conductor Masaaki Suzuki talk separately and together about their love of JS Bach

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  • Hugh Masekela 06 NOV 2013

    Thu, 7 Nov 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela talks to Suzy about his stunning career, how music to him is 'an incurable virus' and his lifelong musical relationship with pianist Larry Willis

    Download 6MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Dame Emma Kirkby 04 NOV 2013

    Mon, 4 Nov 13

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby on her early love of John Dowland's music, Brighton Early Music Festival and tutoring young performers. She is joined by singer Anna Thunstrom and lutenist Wezi Elliot.

    Download 6MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Xuefei Yang 01 NOV 2013

    Fri, 1 Nov 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    World renowned guitarist Xuefei Yang on Western Classical Music in China, the music that has been adapted for guitar and playing her guitar in a swimming pool.

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  • Simon McBurney 31 OCT 2013

    Thu, 31 Oct 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks to director Simon McBurney about his new production of Magic Flute at English National Opera

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  • Riccardo Chailly 21 OCT 2013

    Mon, 21 Oct 13

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Conductor Riccardo Chailly on his Brahms cycle with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig at the Barbican and the rumours around whether or not he'll take over as Music Director at La Scala, Milan

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  • The Clerks - Tales from Babel 16 OCT 2013

    Wed, 16 Oct 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Did you hear what you think you heard? The Clerks' Edward Wickham talks to Sean Rafferty about misheard lyrics from the Renaissance to the present day with musical examples by Josquin Des Prez and Christopher Fox.

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  • Vladimir Ashkenazy 15 OCT 2013

    Tue, 15 Oct 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    The legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy talks about his career as a concert pianist, playing for Shostakovich and learning to conduct

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  • Edward Gardner 14 OCT 2013

    Mon, 14 Oct 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Conductor Edward Gardner on his early interest in music, Mendelssohn at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and nurturing talent at English National Opera

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  • Sir Willard White 11 OCT 2013

    Fri, 11 Oct 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Legendary Jamaican bass baritone Sir Willard White on singing Lieder, music in schools and dreaming of becoming a Formula One driver.

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  • The National Gallery 11 OCT 2013

    Fri, 11 Oct 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Sean visits the new exhibition at London's National Gallery, The Portrait in Vienna and comes across some familiar faces

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  • Fascinating Aida 10 OCT 2013

    Thu, 10 Oct 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sean and the ladies of the award winning Fascinating Aida indulge in some risque banter in the In Tune studio

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  • Sir Thomas Allen 09 OCT 2013

    Wed, 9 Oct 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Baritone and director Sir Thomas Allen on directing Mozart's Don Giovanni at Scottish Opera and being presented with a pig's head on stage during an earlier production of the opera

    Download 5MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Helene Grimaud 09 OCT 2013

    Wed, 9 Oct 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Pianist Helene Grimaud on Brahms, preparing for performance and her interest in wolf conservation.

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  • Sir Antonio Pappano 08 OCT 2013

    Tue, 8 Oct 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Conductor Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House, talks about the enduring appeal of Verdi, and his upcoming production of his Vepres Siciliennes ("a souped-up Offenbach") at Covent Garden

    Download 7MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Julie Kavanagh 08 OCT 2013

    Mon, 7 Oct 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Author Julie Kavanagh on her new book The Girl Who Loved Camellias about the life of Marie Duplessis - a French courtesan who was the inspiration for novels, plays, ballets and most famously Verdi's La Traviata.

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  • Paul Lewis 04 OCT 2013

    Fri, 4 Oct 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Pianist Paul Lewis talks to Sean about his musical beginnings in Liverpool, studying with Alfred Brendel and his favourite concert hall acoustic to perform in.

    Download 6MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Sam Lee 02 Oct

    Wed, 2 Oct 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Folk singer Sam Lee talks to Sean about collecting songs, his love of Romany culture and the art of wilderness survival

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  • Valentina Lisitsa 30 SEP 2013

    Mon, 30 Sep 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    One of YouTube's most-watched pianists, Valentina Lisitsa, talks to Suzy Klein about the travel, the music, and her take on the digital future.

    Download 4MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Douglas Hodge 26 SEP 2013

    Thu, 26 Sep 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Actor Douglas Hodge on his latest role - Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

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  • Vladimir Jurowski 25 SEP 2013

    Wed, 25 Sep 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Conductor Vladimir Jurowski on his forthcoming Britten weekend with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • John Lill 24 SEP 13

    Tue, 24 Sep 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Pianist John Lill on his deep relationship with Beethoven and the freedom of playing from memory - "you shouldn't have those black and white notes deterring you".

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  • Craig Revel Horwood 24 SEP 13

    Tue, 24 Sep 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Dancer, choreographer, director, author and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel Horwood talks about his love of conducting, Strictly and his new book Tales from the Dance Floor

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  • Rachel Podger 23 Sep 2013

    Mon, 23 Sep 13

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Violinist and director Rachel Podger talks to Suzy Klein about her latest album 'Guardian Angel' and the eighth annual Brecon Baroque Festival, of which she is Artistic Director.

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  • Mitsuko Uchida 17 SEP 2013

    Tue, 17 Sep 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Pianist Mitsuko Uchida talks to Sean Rafferty about her four characterful pianos, why silence is golden, and why she'll drop almost anything to play with Robin Ticciati...

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  • Julian Bream 17 SEP 2013

    Tue, 17 Sep 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    The legendary Julian Bream talks to Sean Rafferty, before going to collect his Lifetime Achievement award at the 2013 Gramophone Awards. He talks about how he made a career as a guitarist at a time when the instrument was so undervalued, and how a chance encounter between his father and a sailor led to his taking up the lute.

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  • Norma Herrmann 13 SEP 2013

    Mon, 16 Sep 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Norma Herrmann, widow of legendary film composer Bernard Herrmann, talks to Sean about his relationships with directors, work ethic and the attempted censoring of the Psycho music.

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  • Luca Pisaroni 12 SEP 2013

    Fri, 13 Sep 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Acclaimed 'barihunk' Luca Pisaroni is about to make his debut at the Royal Opera House in the title role of The Marriage of Figaro. He talks to Suzy about his early love of opera, his dislike of listening back to his own recordings, and his two beloved dogs, Tristan and Lenny.

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  • Nicola Benedetti 11 SEP 2013

    Wed, 11 Sep 13

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Star violinist Nicola Benedetti on education, practice, sexism and the Bee Gees.

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  • Harry Christophers 10 SEP 2013

    Wed, 11 Sep 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Conductor of The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, talks to Suzy Klein about their Choral Pilgrimage and taking music back to the buildings it was originally composed for.

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  • Marin Alsop 06 SEP 2013

    Fri, 6 Sep 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Marin Alsop on conducting at the "big party celebrating classical music" - the Last Night of the Proms

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  • Maestro Lorin Maazel 05 SEP 2013

    Thu, 5 Sep 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Conductor Lorin Maazel on his 51 year association with the Vienna Philharmonic, opera staging, and his own Castleton Festival in Virginia.

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  • Bryn Terfel 05 SEP 2013

    Thu, 5 Sep 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Mighty Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel on his new album, new record label, and how to beat jetlag.

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  • Joyce DiDonato 04 SEP 2013

    Wed, 4 Sep 13

    Duration:
    16 mins

    One of the greatest singers on the planet, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato on singing at the Last Night of the Proms, kickboxing, frocks and the great Dame Janet Baker.

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  • Joseph Calleja 03 SEP 2013

    Tue, 3 Sep 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    'The Maltese Tenor', Joseph Calleja, talks to Sean Rafferty about why he chose to pursue opera, the sporting career he abandoned, and serenading girls beneath their windows. He sings Verdi arias at the BBC Proms, before appearing at this year's Proms in the Park, and his new album of romantic Mediterranean songs, Amore, is out now.

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  • Seamus Heaney tribute by Paul Muldoon 30 AUG 2013

    Fri, 30 Aug 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Poet Paul Muldoon pays tribute to his friend and fellow Irish poet, the great Seamus Heaney

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  • Simon Callow on Wagner 29 AUG 2013

    Thu, 29 Aug 13

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Actor, writer and director Simon Callow talks to Sean about getting Inside Wagner's Head.

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  • Django Bates on Charlie Parker 27 Aug 2013

    Wed, 28 Aug 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    British Jazz original Django Bates talks to Sean Rafferty ahead of his Prom celebrating American Jazz legend Charlie Parker.

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  • Dame Janet Baker birthday interview 21 Aug 2013

    Wed, 21 Aug 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    The legendary mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker on her extraordinary life and career, on the day she celebrates her 80th birthday.

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  • Highlights

    Tue, 20 Aug 13

    Duration:
    34 mins

    Highlights from In Tune for the week 12-16 August, presented by Sean Rafferty. Featuring interviews with Broadway singer Maria Freedman on Sondheim & Bernstein, conductor Valery Gergiev on his Proms appearance, Peter Phillips on Renaissance music, Suzy Klein talking to the Spooky Men's Chorale about getting Australian men to sing, and novellist Alexander McCall Smith discussing his writing at the In Tune special from Edinburgh Festival.

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  • Ilan Volkov on new music 15 Aug 2013

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    5 mins

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Ilan Volkov returns to the Proms to conduct a programme of experimental music.

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  • WH 05-09 Aug 2013 including Tine Thing Helseth

    Wed, 14 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tenor Mark Padmore and baritone Jacques Imbrailo on Britten's Billy Budd at Glyndebourne plus Proms guests: sitar virtuoso Nishat Khan, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage on the world premiere of his new piece 'Frieze', conductor Vasily Petrenko and trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth.

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  • Nigel Kennedy ahead of Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the Proms

    Thu, 8 Aug 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Everyone's favourite 'bad boy' violinist, Nigel Kennedy, is performing yet another reinterpretation of Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the Proms. This podcast has an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at a rehearsal, and Sean talks to Nigel about why he's still returning to the piece that brought him fame and admiration from across the world.

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  • Highlights

    Wed, 7 Aug 13

    Duration:
    36 mins

    Sean Rafferty interviews Proms artists: conductor Daniel Harding; violinist Daniel Hope; conductor Sian Edwards; pianist Nicolai Lugansky; and violinist Vadim Repin.

    Download 17MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • WH 22-26 July including Daniel Barenboim

    Wed, 31 Jul 13

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Clarinettist Emma Johnson and pianist Pascal Roge on their love of French music; conductor Daniel Barenboim and director Justin Way on staging the first full Ring cycle at the Proms; and soprano Clara Mouriz on her forthcoming Proms debut.

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  • Daniel Harding on conducting the Proms 29 JUL 2013

    Tue, 30 Jul 13

    Duration:
    12 mins

    At the age of 21, Daniel Harding made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and became the youngest conductor to appear at the Proms. Now, at 37, he talks about being a wunderkind and why critical reviews no longer bother him, ahead of his two BBC Proms.

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  • Clara Mouriz on singing at the Proms 24 JUL 2013

    Thu, 25 Jul 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Spanish mezzo soprano Clara Mouriz talks to Sean about her Proms performance with Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic, and accompanist Joseph Middleton discusses concert dress and how to play the piano in flipflops.

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  • WH 15-19 July 2013 including David Starkey

    Mon, 22 Jul 13

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Historian David Starkey with a sneak preview of his new TV series Music and Monarchy, star trumpeter Alison Balsom on performing at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, brothers Huw and Paul Watkins on their musical upbringing and Stockhausen's muse, Kathinka Pasveer on the Proms premiere of Mittwoch aus 'Licht'.

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  • BBC Proms pianist Jan Lisiecki 18 JUL 2013

    Fri, 19 Jul 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki on making his BBC Proms debut, working with conductor Sir Antonio Pappano and icecream from a certain luxury department store.

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  • Juanjo Mena on conducting at the Proms 17 JUL 2013

    Thu, 18 Jul 13

    Duration:
    12 mins

    BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena discusses conducting twice at the BBC Proms and teaches Suzy how to dance the Farruca

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  • 'Maverick' pianist James Rhodes 16 JUL 2013

    Wed, 17 Jul 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    James Rhodes, dubbed 'the maverick pianist', talks to Suzy Klein, with excerpts from his performances of listeners' choices.

    Download 5MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Iain Paterson on Wagner at the Proms 15 JUL 2013

    Tue, 16 Jul 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Bass-baritone Iain Paterson reveals what it's like to work with Daniel Barenboim, how he's preparing to sing Wotan in the first of Wagner's Ring Cycle at the BBC Proms, and the scale of his admiration for hero John Tomlinson.

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  • WH 8-12 July 2013 Proms & Alistair McGowan

    Tue, 16 Jul 13

    Duration:
    33 mins

    Impressionist Alistair McGowan on Satie; pianist Stephen Hough on the First Night of the Proms; Dame Felicity Lott on languages; ballet 'bad-boy' Sergei Polunin; and Revd Bazil Reade and the London Community Gospel Choir ahead of the first ever Gospel Prom.

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  • Doctor Who composer Murray Gold 10 JUL 13

    Thu, 11 Jul 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    He thinks of Doctor Who as "an intergalactic Atticus Finch". Murray Gold talks to Suzy about surviving as a composer, an inclination for charm and warmth over aggression in his writing, and the excitement/terror of Doctor Who at the BBC Proms this weekend.

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  • Ballet's 'Bad Boy' Sergei Polunin 11 JUL 2013

    Thu, 11 Jul 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Suzy tracks down the elusive dancer Sergei Polunin warming up for the opening night of Roland Petit's Coppelia at The Coliseum.

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  • Sakari Oramo 08 JUL 2013

    Tue, 9 Jul 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor Designate looks forward to the First Night of the Proms.

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  • Weekly Highlights 1 - 5 July 2013

    Mon, 8 Jul 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Suzy Klein talks to conductor Paul McCreesh, pianist Barry Douglas & composer James Kerr, natural horn players Pip Eastop & Anthony Halstead, violinist Ida Haendel, composer John Tavener and cellist Steven Isserlis.

    Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Violinist Ida Haendel 01 JUL 2013

    Tue, 2 Jul 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Suzy Klein talks to legendary violinist Ida Haendel about Klemperer, approval letters from Sibelius, Walton and Britten, and her London 2013 celebrations.

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  • The Week's Highlights 24 - 28 June 2013

    Mon, 1 Jul 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The best bits from last week's In Tune. Sean Rafferty talks to film critic Mark Kermode with conductor Robert Ziegler, art critic Brian Sewell, author Tracy Chevalier, mezzo Sarah Connolly with conductor William Christie, and actress Claire Bloom with conductor Nathan Williamson.

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  • David Owen Norris British Music 4/4 - Sherwood

    Fri, 28 Jun 13

    Duration:
    6 mins

    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 the last episode David climbs to the top of a famous London park to meet one of his personal musical discoveries, the composer Percy Sherwood

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  • Vermeer and Music 26 JUN 2013

    Thu, 27 Jun 13

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Sean Rafferty takes a look at the National Gallery's new exhibition 'Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure' with curator Betsy Wieseman.

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  • The Week's Highlights 17 - 25 June 2013

    Tue, 25 Jun 13

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Featuring Susan Bullock and Toby Spence on the new production of Britten's Gloriana at the Royal Opera House, the London Soloists Ensemble, Penguin Cafe, and the Tokyo String Quartet's Clive Greensmith on winding up their long career.

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  • David Owen Norris British Music 3/4 - Lambert

    Mon, 24 Jun 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    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 at the home of English ballet in Covent Garden we meet the renowned ballet conductor Constant Lambert who also had a penchant for integrating jazz into his works

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  • The Week's Highlights 10 - 14 June 2013

    Mon, 17 Jun 13

    Duration:
    24 mins

    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

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  • David Owen Norris British Music 2/4 - Herbert

    Fri, 14 Jun 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    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

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  • Composer Hans Zimmer 13 JUN 2013

    Thu, 13 Jun 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Superman: Man of Steel composer Hans Zimmer talks to Sean about approaching such an iconic film and score in order to create something new.

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  • Stradivarius at the Ashmolean 12 JUN 2013

    Wed, 12 Jun 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    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.

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  • The Week's Highlights 03 - 07 June 2013

    Mon, 10 Jun 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    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.

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  • David Owen Norris British Music 1/4 - Dibdin

    Fri, 7 Jun 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    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

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  • Michael Tilson Thomas 06 June 2013

    Thu, 6 Jun 13

    Duration:
    16 mins

    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

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  • The Week's Highlights 27 - 31 May 2013

    Mon, 3 Jun 13

    Duration:
    32 mins

    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.

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  • Wagner Week Highlights 20-24 MAY 13

    Wed, 29 May 13

    Duration:
    34 mins

    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

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  • Akram Khan 23 May 2013

    Fri, 24 May 13

    Duration:
    6 mins

    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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  • Dame Gwyneth Jones 22 May 2013

    Thu, 23 May 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Legendary Wagnerian soprano Dame Gwyneth Jones talks to Sean about her career on the occasion of Wagner's bicentenary.

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  • Vasily Petrenko 20 May 2013

    Tue, 21 May 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Conductor Vasily Petrenko talks to Sean about his award winning work with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and their future plans together as well as his conducting hero Leonard Bernstein and understanding 'Scouse'.

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  • The Week's Highlights 13 - 17 May 2013

    Mon, 20 May 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The best bits from this week's In Tune. Suzy Klein talks to tenor Rolando Villazon, James Jolly talks to pianist Jonathan Biss, Clemency Burton-Hill talks to violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and pianist Bruce Brubaker, and Sean Rafferty talks to soprano Sophie Daneman and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny.

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  • Rolando Villazon 14 May 2013

    Wed, 15 May 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Tenor Rolando Villazon talks to Suzy about his love for Verdi, and his multi-faceted career as a singer, opera director, cartoonist and novelist

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  • The Week's Highlights 06 - 10 May 2013

    Fri, 10 May 13

    Duration:
    34 mins

    The best bits from the last week's In Tune. This time featuring pianist Angelo Villani, soprano Angela Gheorghiu, author Audrey Niffengegger on her new book and ballet 'Raven Girl', and Scottish Opera's new production of the Pirates of Penzance.

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  • Royal Collection 08 May 2013

    Wed, 8 May 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Sean takes a walk around the Royal Collection's new exhibition 'The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion' at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, with curator Anna Reynolds.

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  • Magdalena Kozena

    Wed, 8 May 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Mezzo Magdalena Kozena talks to Sean about her musical relationship with her husband, her childhood growing up in Brno and playing Carmen as a redhead

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  • Angela Gheorghiu 07 May 2013

    Wed, 8 May 13

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Soprano Angela Gheorghiu talks to Sean about the art of singing and the length of Wagner's operas alongside giving Sean some sartorial advice...

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  • Antonio Pappano and Jonas Kaufmann 02 MAY 2013

    Thu, 2 May 13

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano and tenor Jonas Kaufmann talk to Sean Rafferty about Verdi's Don Carlo at the Royal Opera House.

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  • The Week's highlights - 22nd to 26th April

    Fri, 26 Apr 13

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The best bits of this week's In Tune, featuring Marcelo Bratke, David Skinner and Alamire on the appeal of Tallis, Emmanuel Despax and Thomas Carroll on their concert for tablet computers, Vadim Repin with his violin and Trio Manouche playing gypsy swing. Presented by Suzy Klein

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  • Amanda Roocroft 25 APR 2013

    Thu, 25 Apr 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Suzy Klein talks to soprano Amanda Roocroft about the pressures of a career in singing, Benjamin Britten and her new album 'Tell me the Truth about Love' with pianist Joseph Middleton

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  • The Week's Highlights - 15-19 April 2013

    Fri, 19 Apr 13

    Duration:
    37 mins

    Catch up with the best bits of last week's In Tune with Sean Rafferty hearing a tribute to Sir Colin Davis from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir John Eliot Gardiner on his 70th birthday celebrations, Music and chat from Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk and Italian piano star, Ludovico Einaudi.

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  • Sir Colin Davis Tributes

    Mon, 15 Apr 13

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Sean Rafferty hears tributes to the late Sir Colin Davis from Nikolaj Znaider, Sir Neville Marriner, Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Robin Ticciati

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  • The Week's Highlights - 8-12 April 2013

    Mon, 15 Apr 13

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Catch up with the best bits of last week's In Tune with Sean Rafferty talking to Author Billy Hayes and choreographer Peter Schaufuss about the ballet version of Midnight Express, award-winning conductor of the Halle Orchestra Sir Mark Elder, Music and chat with Violinist Tasmin Little and Pianist Martin Roscoe, Opera singers Ekaterina Siurina and Charles Castronovo and one of the world's greatest pianists, Murray Perahia.

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  • Murray Perahia 12 APR 2013

    Fri, 12 Apr 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Sean talks to pianist Murray Perahia about his influences, Bach and playing for Horowitz.

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  • Donna Leon

    Thu, 11 Apr 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Author Donna Leon talks to Sean Rafferty about her latest book, "The Golden Egg"

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  • Sir Mark Elder 09 APR 2013

    Tue, 9 Apr 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Sean talks to conductor and all-round musical communicator, Sir Mark Elder.

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  • Billy Hayes and Peter Schaufuss

    Tue, 9 Apr 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Midnight Express choreographer Peter Schaufuss and writer Billy Hayes, talk about the real life experiences of a Turkish jail that inspired Billy to write the book and how it translates into dance, plus the intended star, controversial ballet wunderkind Sergei Polunin who disappeared on the eve of the ballet’s opening.

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  • Baroque Era Poems. March 2013

    Fri, 5 Apr 13

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Dominic West reads ten poems from the Baroque era, with music of the period. Introduced by Sean Rafferty.

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  • Piotr Anderszewski 02 APR 13

    Tue, 2 Apr 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Pianist Piotr Anderszewski talks to Sean about Bach, Mozart, and rediscovering Schumann.

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  • Pompeii at British Museum 26 Mar 2013

    Tue, 26 Mar 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Sean talks to curator Paul Roberts as they look around the British Museum's new exhibition 'Life & Death at Pompeii and Herculaneum'.

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  • Michael Nyman 14 Mar 2013

    Thu, 14 Mar 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Composer Michael Nyman talks to Sean about his Baroque influences and the experiences of writing his film scores

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  • Nigel Kennedy - 07 March 2013

    Thu, 7 Mar 13

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Violinist Nigel Kennedy on the Menuhin School, early fame and life without a mobile phone (or computer).

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  • Baroque Masterclass - Mahan Esfahani

    Tue, 5 Mar 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Mahan Esfahani gives an insight into how to get the best from the harpsichord and plays some choice pieces from the instrument’s repertoire to illustrate why it holds such a central place in Baroque music in in the second of our In Tune Baroque Spring master classes.

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  • Steve Reich - 05 March 2013

    Tue, 5 Mar 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Composer Steve Reich talks to Suzy about the world premiere of Radio Rewrite, a piece inspired by the music of Radiohead.

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  • Tallis Scholars - 05 March 2013

    Tue, 5 Mar 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Suzy talks to Tallis Scholars director Peter Phillips about the group's 40th Anniversary.

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  • Mitsuko Uchida 04 Mar 2013

    Mon, 4 Mar 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Pianist Mitsuko Uchida on music, life and feminism.

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  • Marin Alsop 04 Mar 2013

    Mon, 4 Mar 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Conductor Marin Alsop on the Women of the World Festival

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  • Baroque Masterclass - Daniel Hope

    Mon, 4 Mar 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Violinist Daniel Hope gives an insight into life travelling the world with his 1742 Guarneri del Gesu violin and explains how in the seventeenth century the fiddle became the violin, so familiar to us today.

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  • Arturo Sandoval 28 Feb 2013

    Fri, 1 Mar 13

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Sean talks to legendary jazz trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval.

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  • Larry Dutton (Emerson Quartet) 26 Feb 2013

    Tue, 26 Feb 13

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Larry Dutton talks about the Emerson String Quartet's long and illustrious career

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  • Christian Blackshaw 25 Feb 2013

    Tue, 26 Feb 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Christian Blackshaw performs music by Schubert and Schumann.

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  • Terence Stamp 22 February 2013

    Fri, 22 Feb 13

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Sean talks to actor Terence Stamp.

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  • Vladimir Ashkenazy 19 February 2013

    Wed, 20 Feb 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Sean talks to living legend Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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  • Christopher Wheeldon 15 Feb 13

    Fri, 15 Feb 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks to choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

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  • Imogen Cooper 06 Feb 2013

    Wed, 6 Feb 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Suzy talks to the acclaimed pianist Imogen Cooper about what Schubert's music means to her

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  • Alisa Weilerstein

    Tue, 5 Feb 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    American cellist Alisa Weilerstein talks to Suzy Klein about recording Elgar's Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim.

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  • Lesley Garrett 04 Feb 2013

    Mon, 4 Feb 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Suzy Klein talks to soprano Lesley Garrett

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  • Kasper Holten 01 Feb 2013

    Fri, 1 Feb 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Royal Opera House director Kasper Holten talks to Louise Fryer about Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and life at Covent Garden

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  • Laura van der Heijden 31 Jan 2013

    Fri, 1 Feb 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    BBC Young Musician 2012 cellist Laura van der Heijden talks to James Jolly about how winning that competition has changed her life.

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  • Chris Watson 29 Jan 2013

    Tue, 29 Jan 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Sound recordist Chris Watson talks about his work in Aldeburgh following in Benjamin Britten's footsteps and capturing some of his favourite birdsong

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  • Bassekou Kouyate 25 Jan 2013

    Fri, 25 Jan 13

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Grammy Award nominated Malian musician, ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, is joined by journalist Andy Morgan to discuss the central place of music in Malian society and the stress it's being put under by the country’s current struggle against military insurgency.

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  • Manet exhibition 24 Jan 2013

    Thu, 24 Jan 13

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sean Rafferty takes a wander round the new Manet exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts accompanied by curator Mary Ann Stevens

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  • Toby Spence 22 Jan 2013

    Tue, 22 Jan 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Tenor Toby Spence and his brother Magnus Spence talk to Sean about a new concert series taking place in Magnus's tudor barn in Sussex

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  • Karita Mattila 17 Jan 2013

    Thu, 17 Jan 13

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Finnish soprano Karita Mattila on Strauss and playing the second dumbest character in opera.

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  • Dawn Upshaw 16 Jan 2013

    Thu, 17 Jan 13

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw talks about her career, contemporary music and working with John Adams

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  • Norman Lebrecht on Simon Rattle 10 JAN 2013

    Thu, 10 Jan 13

    Duration:
    4 mins

    Norman Lebrecht on Sir Simon Rattle's resignation from the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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  • Joseph Calleja 09 Jan 2013

    Wed, 9 Jan 13

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja on arts funding, pushing boundaries and fly fishing.

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  • Matthew Barley 09 Jan 2013

    Wed, 9 Jan 13

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Cellist Matthew Barley on celebrating Britten's centenary year

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  • Swingle Singers 08 Jan 2013

    Wed, 9 Jan 13

    Duration:
    5 mins

    The Swingle Singers and conductor John Lubbock compare notes on their time in the group and the Swingles introduce their cover of Beyonce's 'Single Ladies'

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  • John Lubbock 08 Jan 2013

    Wed, 9 Jan 13

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Conductor John Lubbock talks about his orchestra, his distinguished career and his work with music and autism

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  • Tamsin Greig 20 Dec 2012

    Fri, 21 Dec 12

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Actress Tamsin Greig talks to Sean about narrating Peter and the Wolf, and the special combination that is music and poetry.

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  • Christmas Cracker - Christmas Carols

    Thu, 20 Dec 12

    Duration:
    7 mins

    In our last In Tune Christmas Cracker, we look at Christmas Carols and Carol Services. Doctor Stephen Rose of London University explains where some of our most popular carols actually come from; and we hear about carol services large and small, from Martin Baker, master of music at Westminster Cathedral, and Christine Ayre, chorister at St Mary’s Primrose Hill in London.

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  • Christmas Cracker - The Nutcracker

    Wed, 19 Dec 12

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Our third Christmas Cracker! Seeing a performance of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, is, for many people, as much a part of Christmas as tinsel, turkey and a tree. It premiered 120 years ago yesterday, in the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. As productions around the country get under way this year, Sugar Plum Fairy Sarah Lamb, and conductor Koen Kessels, both from this Christmas’s Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker, and Judith Mackrell, The Guardian’s dance critic, share their thoughts on what gives Tchaikovsky’s exquisite confection its enduring appeal.

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  • Christmas Cracker - Folk Christmas

    Wed, 19 Dec 12

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Our second Christmas Cracker! To unpick what a folk Christmas might actually involve, we spoke to historian Steve Roud and Wiltshire folk impresario Bob Berry, but we started off by searching out a young folk singer who lives round the corner, to see if he has a favourite wintry folk song…

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  • Sir Neville Marriner: 18 Dec 12

    Tue, 18 Dec 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Sir Neville Marriner talks to Sean ahead of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields concert at Cadogan Hall.

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  • Christmas Cracker - Handel's Messiah

    Mon, 17 Dec 12

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Inside our first In Tune Christmas Cracker - Handel’s Messiah. To get to the bottom of the Messiah’s mass appeal, we speak to Westminster Abbey Organist and Master of the Choristers James O’Donnell, organist at Swadlincote Messiah Choral Society Steve Mansfield and musicologist at Oxford University, Suzanne Aspden.

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  • Marc Minkowski 14 Dec 2012

    Mon, 17 Dec 12

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Conductor Marc Minkowski on Grieg's incidental music to Peer Gynt.

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  • Rolando Villazon 13 Dec 2012

    Thu, 13 Dec 12

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon on La Boheme

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  • Ravi Shankar Tribute 12 Dec 2012

    Thu, 13 Dec 12

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Broadcaster and journalist Jameela Siddiqi talks to Sean about the late Ravi Shankar.

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  • Florian Boesch 11 DEC 2012

    Wed, 12 Dec 12

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Leading lied baritone Florian Boesch talks to Sean about his influences and Schubert's indefinable magic.

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  • Gillian Weir 4 Dec 12

    Wed, 5 Dec 12

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Dame Gillian Weir, world-renowned organist, talks about preparing to give the last public performance of her 48 year career.

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  • Michael Berkeley 03 Dec 2012

    Tue, 4 Dec 12

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley talks to Suzy Klein about his hearing loss and the ways in which he has re-learned to listen to, and to write music. If you're worried about your hearing you can take Action on Hearing Loss' free online and telephone hearing check. Helpline: 0808 808 0123 (freephone) Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)

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  • Steven Isserlis 29 Nov 12

    Thu, 29 Nov 12

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Sean talks to cellist Steven Isserlis about Britten and Rostropovich

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  • Matthew Bourne 29 Nov 12

    Thu, 29 Nov 12

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Choreographer Matthew Bourne on his new production of Sleeping Beauty

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  • Richard Bonynge 27 NOV 2012

    Wed, 28 Nov 12

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Legendary conductor Richard Bonynge talks to Sean about Bel canto, Joan Sutherland and composer William Wallace amongst other things.

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  • Mark Padmore 26 Nov 12

    Mon, 26 Nov 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Sean talks to tenor Mark Padmore about the music of Benjamin Britten

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  • Semyon Bychkov 21 NOV 2012

    Thu, 22 Nov 12

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Conductor Semyon Bychkov begins his 60th birthday celebrations this week by talking to Sean Rafferty.

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  • Charles Jennens at Handel House 20 Nov 2012

    Tue, 20 Nov 12

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sean talks to Dr Ruth Smith, Handel scholar and curator of Handel House Museum's new exhibition on librettist Charles Jennens - 'The man behind Messiah'

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  • Christine Brewer 20 Nov 12

    Tue, 20 Nov 12

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Wagnerian soprano Christine Brewer on competitions, audiences and chicken noodle soup

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  • Cecilia Bartoli 16 Nov 12

    Fri, 16 Nov 12

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli talks to Sean about the music of Agostino Steffani

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  • Andreas Scholl 15 NOV 2012

    Fri, 16 Nov 12

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks to counter-tenor Andreas Scholl.

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  • Tamara Rojo 13 NOV 2012

    Tue, 13 Nov 12

    Duration:
    11 mins

    English National Ballet dancer and artistic director Tamara Rojo talks about her new role.

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  • Alison Balsom 12 NOV 2012

    Tue, 13 Nov 12

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Sean talks to superstar trumpeter Alison Balsom.

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  • Terje Isungset 12 Nov 12

    Mon, 12 Nov 12

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Norwegian ice-sculptor and composer Terje Isungset makes, then plays an ice drum live in the studio

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  • Jack DeJohnette 09 Nov 12

    Fri, 9 Nov 12

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Jazz legend Jack DeJohnette talks to Sean Rafferty ahead of his London Jazz Festival gig and UK tour.

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  • R3InTune 7 Oct 12: Roberto Alagna

    Wed, 7 Nov 12

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Roberto Alagna talks about his forthcoming appearance as Nemorino in the Royal Opera House production of Donizetti's "L’elisir d’amore"

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  • R3InTune 06 Nov 12: Daniel Barenboim on Elliott Carter

    Tue, 6 Nov 12

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Daniel Barenboim reflects on the life of American composer Elliott Carter

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  • R3 InTune 02 Nov 12: Mary Robinson

    Fri, 2 Nov 12

    Duration:
    13 mins

    As part of the Free Thinking weekend in The Sage, Gateshead, Sean Rafferty interviews Mary Robinson, ex-president of Ireland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chair of the Council for Women World Leaders.

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  • R3InTune 30 OCT 12: Max Richter - Vivaldi Recomposed

    Wed, 31 Oct 12

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Composer Max Richter on his re-imagining of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with music from violinist Daniel Hope with members of the Britten Sinfonia.

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  • 29 Oct 12: Dominic West, Lucy Parham, Henze Tribute

    Tue, 30 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark-Anthony Turnage and Dennis Marks pay tribute to the late composer Hans Werner Henze, who has died at the age of 86. Actor Dominic West and pianist Lucy Parham perform extracts from their new show Reverie, which tells the story of Claude Debussy through his own words and music.

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  • R3InTune 17 Oct 12: Neil Sedaka

    Wed, 17 Oct 12

    Duration:
    11 mins

    Pop writer extraordinaire Neil Sedaka has been turning out hit records for six decades. Now, though, he’s returning to his first love, classical piano, and he’s written a piano concerto. It’s called Manhattan Intermezzo. Suzy Klein went along to his central London hotel and found Neil practising in a quiet corner of the bar....

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  • R3InTune 15 Oct 12: Jonathan Plowright

    Tue, 16 Oct 12

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Pianist Jonathan Plowright plays live and talks about his love of Polish music.

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  • R3InTune 11 Oct 12: Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision

    Fri, 12 Oct 12

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Dr Caroline Campbell at Somerset House's Courtauld Gallery talks to Sean about Lely's musical paintings, which are on display until January 2013.

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  • R3InTune 04 Oct 12: Stephen Hough Exhibition

    Thu, 4 Oct 12

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Suzy talks to concert pianist Stephen Hough at his new art exhibition “Appassionato” in the Broadbent Gallery, London.

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  • R3InTune 04 Oct 12: Damon Albarn, Rufus Norris and John Berry, ENO

    Thu, 4 Oct 12

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Suzy talks to Damon Albarn, director Rufus Norris and English National Opera's Artistic Director John Berry about ENO's new 'dress down for opera' initiative.

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  • R3InTune 28 Sep 12: Maxim Vengerov

    Mon, 1 Oct 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks to violin virtuoso Maxim Vengerov about violins, conducting and being a rising star.

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  • R3InTune 26 Sep 12: Leif Ove Andsnes

    Thu, 27 Sep 12

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks to acclaimed pianist Leif Ove Andsnes about his passions, Beethoven and lift music.

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  • R3InTune 13 Sep 12: Dame Fanny Waterman

    Wed, 19 Sep 12

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks to Dame Fanny Waterman about the Leeds International Piano Competition, early nights and avoiding television before bed.

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  • R3InTune 07 Sep 12: Nigel Kennedy

    Thu, 13 Sep 12

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Sean Rafferty talks violins, dogs and pronunciation with violinist Nigel Kennedy.

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  • R3InTune 12 Sep 12: Pre-Raphaelites

    Tue, 11 Sep 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Sean Rafferty makes many musical connections in the company of curator Tim Barringer at Tate Britain’s new blockbuster exhibition ‘Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde’.

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  • Grimm's Tales: Michael Morpurgo

    Fri, 7 Sep 12

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Suzy Klein speaks to former Children's Laureate, and author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, who reads his re-telling of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale 'Hansel and Gretel'.

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  • Grimm's Tales: Carol Ann Duffy

    Thu, 6 Sep 12

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Suzy Klein speaks to Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, who reads her re-telling of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale 'Little Red Riding Hood’.

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  • Grimm's Tales: Terry Pratchett

    Wed, 5 Sep 12

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Suzy Klein speaks to writer Sir Terry Pratchett about the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, with a reading from his re-telling of 'Sleeping Beauty'.

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  • Grimm's Tales: John Agard

    Tue, 4 Sep 12

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Suzy Klein speaks to poet and playwright John Agard, who reads his re-telling of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales 'Rumpelstiltskin’ and ‘The Frog Prince’.

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  • Grimm's Tales: Philip Pullman

    Mon, 3 Sep 12

    Duration:
    8 mins

    Suzy Klein speaks to best-selling author Philip Pullman, who reads his re-telling of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale 'The Three Snake Leaves'.

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  • Welcome

    Fri, 24 Aug 12

    Duration:
    1 min

    Welcome to this new BBC podcast. If you subscribe to the podcast feed, you should receive the first episode of this series automatically within the next seven days. To find other podcasts from the BBC, visit www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts

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