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  1. Alexander Goehr, John Ireland, Simon Heffer

    Tom Service talks to composer Alexander Goehr about his new work for orchestra.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2012

  2. Andreas Staier, The Enchanted Island, Ligeti, Christmas Choral Music

    Presented by Tom Service. Including an interview with harpsichordist Andreas Staier.

    First broadcast: 17 Dec 2011

  3. Renee Fleming, Stravinsky Ballets

    Suzy Klein talks to soprano Renée Fleming and explores a new book on Stravinsky's ballets.

    First broadcast: 10 Dec 2011

  4. Music Education, Mozart Requiem, Verdi and/or Wagner and Vocal Futures

    Tom Service talks to Peter Conrad about his book Verdi and/or Wagner.

    First broadcast: 03 Dec 2011

  5. The Symphony Since 1945

    Tom Service presents a special edition focusing on the symphony since 1945.

    First broadcast: 26 Nov 2011

  6. Thomas Larcher, Music Makes a City, Dennis Brain

    Tom Service interviews composer Thomas Larcher. Plus a biography of Dennis Brain.

    First broadcast: 12 Nov 2011

  7. Liszt

    Tom Service explores key issues relating to Liszt and his music.

    First broadcast: 22 Oct 2011

  8. Gunther Schuller

    Tom Service talks to the American composer Gunther Schuller about his musical life.

    First broadcast: 15 Oct 2011

  9. 08/10/2011

    With Tom Service. The legacy of dancer Merce Cunningham; tenor Joseph Calleja interviewed.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2011

  10. 01/10/2011

    Tom Service talks to French composer, conductor and philosopher of music Pierre Boulez.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2011

  11. 17/09/2011

    Tom Service previews the new musical season. Plus David Pountney and Christopher Hogwood.

    First broadcast: 17 Sep 2011

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  12. International Tchaikovsky Competition

    Tom Service travels to Russia to report on the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition.

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2011

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  13. Light Fantastic: What Happened to British Light Music

    Petroc Trelawny and guests discuss the question 'what happened to British light music?'.

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2011

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  14. Ann Murray, Schoenberg's New World, Two Boys

    Presented by Tom Service. With mezzo Ann Murray and a new opera by Nico Muhly.

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2011

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  15. Aldeburgh, Huddersfield and Spitalfields

    Tom Service meets musicians in Aldeburgh, Huddersfield and East London.

    First broadcast: 11 Jun 2011

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  16. Andreas Scholl, Charles-Marie Widor, Music Therapy, Balint Andras Varga

    With Tom Service. Including Andreas Scholl and a biography of Charles-Marie Widor.

    First broadcast: 04 Jun 2011

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  17. Mahler 100th Anniversary, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lang Lang

    Tom Service marks the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death.

    First broadcast: 21 May 2011

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  18. Reykjavik Concert Hall, Ilan Volkov

    Petroc Trelawny visits Reykjavik's new concert hall and talks to conductor Ilan Volkov.

    First broadcast: 14 May 2011

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  19. Terry Gilliam, Shostakovich Quartets, 60 Years of British Folk, Music and Technology

    Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Shostakovich and his quartets, 60 years of British folk.

    First broadcast: 07 May 2011

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  20. Musical Boston

    Tom Service travels to Boston, one of America's most important musical cities.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2011

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  21. Lorin Maazel, IMS Prussia Cove, Intellectual Property and Respighi.

    Tom Service talks to conductor Lorin Maazel and visits Prussia Cove in Cornwall.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2011

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  22. Gianandrea Noseda, Seven Mozart Librettos, Marc-Andre Hamelin

    Tom Service presents. Includes interviews with Gianandrea Noseda and Marc-Andre Hamelin.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2011

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  23. Peter Brook, Ravel Biography, Tinnitus

    Tom Service talks to theatre and opera director Peter Brook.

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2011

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  24. Harry's Boston Concerto

    Tom Service talks to Harrison Birtwistle ahead of the premiere of his violin concerto.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2011

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  25. Peter Maxwell Davies, Bernard Herrmann, The Wesley Family

    Tom Service talks to Peter Maxwell Davies and explores the music of Bernard Herrmann.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2011

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  26. Christoph Eschenbach, The Fantastic Mr Fox, Nielsen

    Presented by Tom Service. With conductor and pianist Christoph Eschenbach.

    First broadcast: 05 Mar 2011

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  27. Brett Dean, Anna Nicole Smith, Musical Notation

    Presented by Tom Service. With composer Brett Dean, plus the opera Anna Nicole Smith.

    First broadcast: 19 Feb 2011

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  28. Henley Review, Anna Nicole Smith, Percy Grainger, Daniel Harding

    Presented by Tom Service. Includes a celebration of the life and music of Percy Grainger.

    First broadcast: 12 Feb 2011

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  29. Lennox Berkeley, Sabine Baring-Gould

    Tom Service on a new biography of composer Lennox Berkeley and folk music in Devon.

    First broadcast: 05 Feb 2011

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  30. Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Mike Figgis, Sviatoslav Richter Book

    Petroc Trelawny talks to film director Mike Figgis as he makes his operatic debut.

    First broadcast: 22 Jan 2011

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