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Music Matters

Tom Service talks to conductor Roger Norrington as he celebrates his 75th birthday, and Petroc Trelawny debates Beethoven with pianist Richard Goode.

This week Music Matters focuses on the music of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. Conductor Jane Glover and musicologist Cliff Eisen join Tom Service in the studio to review a major new book on the three composers, discuss a new Beethoven film, and react to interviews with two renowned interpreters of Classical repertoire.

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