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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.
New York Special
Tom Service visits New York, a vibrant, breathing city with a rich culture and history.
The essence of musical personality
Alison Balsom, music criticism in the digital era, and photos from Ronnie Scott's.
Odaline de la Martinez, Alfred Brendel, and a lost work by Vaughan Williams
Michael Tilson Thomas, music and 30 years of the Berlin Wall's fall, and Paul Hillier
Mind, body and soul
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
Singer and Broadcaster Catherine Bott picks the best of BBC Radio this week.
How hospital x-rays were used to capture forbidden music in the Cold War
Of Dogs and Duchesses
Who knew the fluffy, furry lap dog had such depths.
Damian Le Bas & Amy Liptrott
The Romany writer and broadcaster Damian Le Bas and author Amy Liptrot choose a good read