Tom Service meets Mitsuko Uchida, one of the most influential pianists of her generation. Read more
Tom Service meets Mitsuko Uchida, one of the most influential pianists of her generation.
Craft and Traditions
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores traditions and crafts from the UK to the Arab world.
Spirit of Bach
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores what lies beneath Bach's music with Angela Hewitt and others.
Tom Service talks to the renowned Finnish composer and conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen.
James Rhodes, Monteverdi and the Genesis Suite
Sara Mohr-Pietsch interviews pianist James Rhodes. And Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses.
Paul Lewis, Bayeux Tapestry, London Sinfonietta
Tom Service meets pianist Paul Lewis.
Gerald Finley and Tamara Stefanovich
Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets Gerald Finley and Tamara Stefanovich.
Is Iceland the world's most musical country?
Tom Service visits Reykjavik to ask whether Iceland is the world's most musical country.
Leadership in Classical Music
Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks at the culture of leadership in classical music.
Pianist Jeremy Denk
Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to pianist Jeremy Denk. A discussion on casting diversity in opera
Tom Service meets Christophe Rousset, the inspirational harpsichordist and conductor.
Music and Language in the South East
Kate Molleson explores connections between music and language in the South East.
Music Matters at Free Thinking
Tom Service and the Music and Science Lab from Durham University return to Free Thinking.
Tom Service talks to Laurence Equilbey, plus Lili Boulanger 100 years after her death.
Tom Service with new perspectives on Debussy.
Kate Molleson meets Mark-Anthony Turnage and Norma Waterson of the Watersons folk singers.
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Philip Venables, Opening of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Music and Wellbeing
Tom Service talks to composer Philip Venables and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek.
Tom Service meets American composer and multi-media artist Laurie Anderson.
Jennifer Johnston, JACK Quartet and the British Museum concerts
Tom Service interviews Jennifer Johnston. Also, the American JACK Quartet.
Tom Service is in Japan to explore musical portals to other worlds.
Kate Molleson meets leading English composer George Benjamin.
Gabriela Montero, Menahem Pressler, Deborah Pritchard, Composer-Artists
Tom Service talks to pianists Gabriela Montero and Menahem Pressler.
Lancashire dialect in song
Broadside ballads in Manchester.
Interview with conductor Stephane Deneve
Tom Service talks to conductor Stephane Deneve. Also viola da gamba player Hille Perl.
Tom Service talks to acclaimed British baritone Christopher Purves.
Music and language in Northern Ireland
Kate Molleson with the latest feature about music and language around the British Isles.
Chicago: Yo-Yo Ma and Riccardo Muti
Tom Service visits Chicago to talk to cellist Yo-Yo Ma and conductor Riccardo Muti.
Tom Service talks to conductor Paavo Jarvi
Tom Service talks to Paavo Jarvi and to composers John L Adams and Tansy Davies on nature.
Debussy, David Toop and Rhythms of the Heart
Tom Service previews Glyndebourne's new production of Pelleas et Melisande.
Music and Language
Kate Molleson explores connections between music and language.
Bernstein's New York
Tom Service travels to New York City to discover Bernstein's musical and social legacy.
When Words Fail
Kate Molleson talks to Estonian-American conductor Neeme Jarvi and Else Marie Pade.
Jocelyn Pook, Edinburgh's new concert hall, and mudlarking on the Thames
Composers - What planet are they on?
Tom Service meets composer Joan Tower, and hears a new musical Planets inspired by Holst.
Passion, Masks and Parry
Tom Service meets Pascal Dusapin, as his new dance-opera Passion tours the country.
The Power of Performance
Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and Mark Wigglesworth on the art of conducting.
Hidden Voices and Blue Force Fields
Sarah Connolly and the Aldridge sisters
Whisky, Beethoven and Crocodiles
Tom Service discusses Beethoven with Angela Hewitt, and crocodiles with Felix Stroeckens
Dangerous Futures, Dangerous Dances
Violinist Baiba Skride, and a new score of Ravel's Bolero.
Memory, Loss, and Music’s Universal Power
New music for a century of Armistice days and 350 years of Francois Couperin
Musical Stories of Past and Present
Claron McFadden, and gender representation in UK jazz.
Punching Above Your Weight: Bassoons and Boxing, Dundee and Helsinki
Punching Above Your Weight: Bassoons and Boxing, Dundee and Helsinki.
Bohemia, Berio, and Bowing Out
Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa plus getting inside Luciano Berio's Sinfonia
Delius and the Sound of Place
Delius and the Sound of Place, and conductor Daniel Harding
A (music) lover's guide, and Venus unwrapped
A new book for classical music lovers.
Christmas in the Fens
Kate Molleson visits the Fens to explore some of the music-making going at Christmas
The tentacles of freedom
Composer Du Yun and Opera in the Jazz Age.
Amo amas amat-eur Orchestras! And Arnold in the US
Soprano Diana Damrau, amateur orchestras and Schoenberg's correspondence
Fire and ice
From new compositions inspired by the icy poles to the fiery emotion of Ermonela Jaho.
Spirit and Invention
Conductor and violinist Reinhard Goebel and Gillian Moore's new book The Rite of Spring.
Changing times, changing identities
Tom speaks to Emma Kirkby. Also, the impact of Brexit on musicians. And music in convents.
Berlioz – the Ultimate Romantic
A reappraisal of the French composer on the 150th anniversary of his death.
Hel's Deep and Mountains High
The Monstrous Child, composer Anthony Payne, piano duos, yoga, mountains and gods.
Tales of the popular
Kate Molleson visits Sir Karl Jenkins at his studio.
Hans Keller 100 and International Women's Day
Hans Keller and International Women's Day.
Music, Architecture and Activism
Conductor Jessica Cottis, musical activism and how music changes in different spaces.
Spring lambs, blue sheep
Music Matters marks the beginning of spring.
Music Matters Lab at Free Thinking
Kate Molleson gets emotional at the Free Thinking Festival for this live special.
Music without compromise
Tom meets Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili.
Michael Tippett and Ukrainian polyphony
A new biography on composer Michael Tippett and the Ukrainian polyphony project.
Transgender opera singers, harpsichords and Billy Budd
Sara Mohr-Pietsch speaks to transgender singers from around the world.
Singer Rosalind Plowright, 18th-century Scottish music theorists and a biography of Dukas.
Being seen, being heard
Kate Molleson talks to Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. Music fan clubs. Folk singer Josephine Foster
Stockhausen: Cosmic Prophet
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Stockhausen's legacy, Baudelaire, and the Hum of the World.
Stephen Kovacevich, Thomas Ades and Howard Skempton
Tom talks to pianist Stephen Kovacevich and composer Thomas Ades.
Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all
Tom meets conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Composer Kaija Saariaho inspired by TS Eliot.
Tom meets Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto.
Welcome to the stage
Kate explores the life and legacy of Alma Mahler
Passing the music on
Sara Mohr-Pietsch reports on the decline of music A levels, and pianist Sulamita Aronovsky
AI and the future of music
A special edition exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on music.
Music, roots and heritage
A tale of two composers: Daniel Kidane and Erika Fox.
Sara Mohr Pietsch meets oud player Khyam Allami.
Tom looks over this past year in music.
In the community
New works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
BBC Music Day
Tom meets Sir Simon Rattle
The Orpheus myth
The stories that matter, the people that matter, the music that matters.
Music, Life and Changing Times
Presented by Kate Molleson.
Cole, Harry and the masks of theatre
The Mask of Orpheus at ENO, The Letters of Cole Porter, and music charities in the UK.
Calls for planned Gandhi statue in Manchester to be scrapped
How do you feel about demands for a statue of Gandhi to be scrapped?
Golwg ar y celfyddydau yng Nghymru a thu hwnt.
Kristina Harries of Dogsbody Dog Grooming tells Wynne about her work rescuing animals.
News, views, issues and culture from across the north west of Northern Ireland.
Guy Garvey, Sir Matthew Bourne, and new play Fibres
Guy Garvey from Elbow discusses their new album.