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Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel; adored and admired around the world talks about his extraordinary virtuosity and plays live.

Kevin Volans

South African composer, Kevin Volans, talks about street-music and Zulu lullabies; Liszt and Karlheinz Stockhausen; and the strange commissioning prejudices of music-festival directors.

Jarvis Cocker

One of popular music's most honest and pithy songwriters has just published a book of his lyrics. He talks to Sarfraz Manzoor about happiness, awkwardness and poetry

Angela Gheorghiu

The Soprano Angela Gheorghiu discusses growing up in Ceausescu's Romania, how she looks after her voice and her response to audiences who boo.

John Rutter

Intimately associated with Christmas carols, he talks about his composing career.

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55 minutes

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Mon 19 Dec 2011 04:05 GMT