Thursday 17 Apr 2014
Karajan – Beauty As I See It – BBC Four
A portrait of Herbert von Karajan, one of the most prominent figures in the history of classical music, including interviews with musicians, friends and family, as well as rehearsal and concert footage. Looking behind Karajan's regal facade, the programme ultimately deepens the great conductor’s mystique.
Later Live... With Jools Holland – BBC Two
Live on Tuesday nights, BBC Two's flagship music show showcases an eclectic array of talent and regularly gives new acts their first break on television. An extended, hour-long edition of the show is broadcast on Friday nights.
Leeds International Pianoforte Competition 2009 – BBC Four and Radio 3
The BBC has covered the Leeds International Piano Competition, one of the most highly respected music competitions in the world, since 1966. In 2009 BBC Four will provide full coverage of the event, which has helped launch the careers of some of the world's most celebrated pianists.
The London Jazz Festival – Radio 3
BBC Radio 3 begins its ninth year of partnership with the London Jazz Festival in 2009, and promises extensive coverage of the UK's top jazz festival on air and online in November.
Lost Albums – Radio 4
Music journalist Pete Paphides tells the story behind three albums that were either released and then disappeared or never released at all.
The Mercury Prize – BBC Two, Radio 1 and 6 Music
The BBC provides live coverage and highlights of the annual Mercury Prize across a range of channels and networks.
The National Eisteddfod Of Wales – BBC Wales
The largest cultural festival of its kind in Europe, the National Eisteddfod of Wales includes the best of Welsh singing, dance and poetry, including the famous Chairing Of The Bard ceremony.
Partners In Art – BBC Four
David Robertson presents and conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a pair of ground-breaking audiovisual concerts which investigate the links between art and music. The explorations link Debussy with Monet and Japanese artist Hokusia and Bartok with Van Gogh.
Phil Cunnigham's Grace Notes – BBC Two Scotland
Hope, love, beauty, terror, Scotland's religious history has seen it all. Accompanied by some of the most breathtaking music the country has ever heard, musician Phil Cunningham brings to life the compositions and great musical traditions that have nurtured and sustained the faithful in Scotland for more than a millennium.
Pieces Of A Man – Radio 4
Dubbed the "Godfather of Rap", Gil Scott-Heron, one of the most influential artists of his generation, turns 60 in April 2009. Through exclusive interviews, this programme offers an insight into a man who was at the forefront of the fight for racial equality that shaped post-war America.
Popular Music Festivals – across BBC Television, Radio and Online
The BBC covers a wide range of popular music festivals throughout the year, including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Radio 1's Big Weekend, the Mobos and T In The Park.
Songs Of Praise Special: Messiah – BBC One
As part of the celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, Songs Of Praise presents a special programme featuring one of Handel's most famous and best-loved works, Messiah.
Soul Music – Radio 4
A single piece of iconic music is dissected each week. The most recent series included Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World, Chopin's Ballade and So What from Miles Davis's jazz classic Kind Of Blue.
Spartacus – BBC Four
The story of the gladiator-slave who led an uprising against the Roman Republic is told in Khachaturian's ballet, staged in Paris by the Bolshoi and starring the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta.
Ulster Hall Reopening Concert – Radio 3 and BBC Northern Ireland
Coverage of the gala concert in March 2009 to celebrate the reopening of Belfast’s Ulster Hall.
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