Leading composers in their own words
Listen to more interviews with figures from the worlds of music and the arts.
Tom talks to composer, pianist and journalist Peter Dickinson.
Mark discusses juggling life as a composer and clarinettist.
Tom Service interviews British composer Michael Finnissy, who turned 70 in April 2016.
Petroc interviews British composer, singer and teacher Errollyn Wallen.
Tom encounters the experimental American composer Morton Subotnick.
Tom Service presents an extended interview with composer Alexander Goehr.
Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas’ opera "Morgen und Abend" premiered on 13 November
Scottish-born composer Thea Musgrave talks to Tom Service about her life in music.
Tom Service meets the German-born composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher.
Nico Muhly talks about 3 principles his new works must have, and musicians of the future.
Gary Yershon talks to Petroc about his Oscar-nominated music for Mike Leigh's "Mr Turner"
Elgar Howarth has led a multifaceted career as a conductor, composer, and instrumentalist
Tom Service in conversation with the composer and conductor Oliver Knussen.
Another chance to hear Peter Maxwell Davies and Harrison Birtwistle talking to Tom Service
Petroc Trelawny caught up with composer, pianist and conductor Olli Mustonen.
Tom Service met composer John McCabe as he approached his 75th birthday in 2014.
Colin and David discuss their careers & the impact of their relationship as brothers.
Tom Service visited the composer at his home in October 2013, just weeks before his death
Robin Holloway, one of the most distinctive composers in British music, turned 70 in 2013
Zbigniew Preisner is regarded as Poland’s leading film composer.
Born in 1943, composer Brian Ferneyhough spoke to Tom Service ahead of his 70th birthday.
The American composer and performer Meredith Monk turned seventy in November 2012
Pauline Oliveros is a senior figure in contemporary American music. Recorded in May 2012
Heiner Goebbels on his belief that great art has the power to change lives for the better