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Music Matters Episode guide

  1. Leif Ove Andsnes, A Late Quartet, Performance Anxiety, Petrushka

    Tom Service talks to pianist Leif Ove Andsnes about his Beethoven journey.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2013

  2. Baroque Spring

    Tom Service explores the changes in the performance of Baroque music over 40 years.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2013

  3. Nicola Benedetti, Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Suzy Klein meets young British violinist Nicola Benedetti as she begins a tour of Scotland

    First broadcast: 16 Mar 2013

  4. Peter Bazalgette

    Tom Service talks to the new Chairman of Arts Council England, Peter Bazalgette.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2013

  5. Christian Tetzlaff, Written on Skin, Tallis Scholars at 40

    Tom Service taks to violinist Christian Tetzlaff and celebrates the Tallis Scholars at 40.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2013

  6. Simone Young, Toscanini, Autism and Music

    Tom Service talks to Australian conductor Simone Young and reviews two books on Toscanini.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2013

  7. Britten Biographies, Brass Bands

    Tom Service presents. New biographies of Benjamin Britten plus the future of brass bands.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2013

  8. Witold Lutoslawski centenary

    Tom Service presents a special edition marking the centenary of Witold Lutoslawski.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2013

  9. Dowland, Midori, Quartet

    Tom Service celebrates the life of Richard Rodney Bennett and the music of John Dowland.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2013

  10. Tribute to Charles Rosen; Mummers plays and 2012 highlights.

    Suzy Klein explores the world of mummers plays and picks Music Matters 2012 highlights.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2012

  11. Andras Schiff, Britten Letters, Irvine Arditti

    Tom Service talks to pianist Andras Schiff and reads Benjamin Britten's final letters.

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2012

  12. Meredith Monk, Calixto Bieito, A History of Opera

    Tom Service is joined by Meredith Monk, and Calixto Bieito.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2012

  13. Hans Werner Henze and Elliott Carter Tribute

    Tom Service with a tribute to composers Hans W Henze and Elliott Carter who died recently.

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2012

  14. Free Thinking

    Tom Service presents a debate asking 'is classical music really for everyone?'.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2012

  15. Frederic Rzewski, Georg Solti Centenary, Barry Millington

    Tom Service is joined by pianist Frederic Rzewski. Plus Solti at 100 and a book on Wagner.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2012

  16. Pierrot Lunaire, Inside-Out Piano, Saint-Saens

    Tom meets conductor Kent Nagano in his new role as music director at Hamburg State Opera.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2012

  17. Piano Music, Julius Caesar

    Tom Service talks about contemporary piano music with three leading pianists.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2012

  18. Anna Caterina Antonacci, the BCMG, Wagner's Ring

    With Anna Caterina Antonacci, the BCMG and Wagner's Ring.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2012

  19. John Cage

    Mark Swed and David Nicholls join Tom Service to reassess the life and music of John Cage.

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2012

  20. 07/07/2012

    Tom Service explores music making in Northern Ireland.

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2012

  21. Celebrating Claude Debussy

    Tom Service gets the French view of Debussy in the 150th anniversary of his birth.

    First broadcast: 23 Jun 2012

  22. Versailles, Music in 1853 and The Oxford History of Western Music

    Tom Service travels to Versailles to discover more about the Royal Opera House.

    First broadcast: 16 Jun 2012

  23. Dawn Upshaw, Mozart, 3 British female composers and keeping the musical legacy alive.

    Tom Service speaks to soprano Dawn Upshaw, and to the widows of Nono, Nancarrow and Berio.

    First broadcast: 09 Jun 2012

  24. The Thames, Folk Songs & Xenakis

    Suzy Klein travels to France to investigate the world of composer Iannis Xenakis.

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2012

  25. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & Murray Perahia

    Tom Service reflects on the career of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

    First broadcast: 19 May 2012

  26. George Benjamin, Daniele Gatti, Ravel and Decadence

    Composer George Benjamin talks to Tom Service about his latest opera, Written on the Skin.

    First broadcast: 12 May 2012

  27. Carousel, Jussi Bjorling and Pauline Oliveros

    Tom Service learns about a new production of Carousel at Opera North.

    First broadcast: 05 May 2012

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