Tom Service meets composer Joan Tower, and hears a new musical Planets inspired by Holst.
Composers - What planet are they on?
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 - Pippa Haywood
Poetry to mark the coming of spring. Pippa Haywood reads Another Spring.
News, views, issues and culture from across the north west of Northern Ireland.
Whispering Bob Harris and Roseanne Reid discuss Under The Apple Tree Live
Spring - Adjoa Andoh
Adjoa Andoh reads In Time of Silver Rain by Langston Hughes
Actress Morven Christie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Grant hears from Scottish actress Morven Christie.