Does practice make perfect? And what is perfect practice? Tom Service finds out. Read more
What's the point of practice?
Does practice make perfect? And what is perfect practice? Tom Service finds out.
Countertenors - classical rock gods!
A celebration of male singers who can hit those high notes!
Better than background music?
Is music for theatre more than just a prop?
Why do babies love music?
Tom Service asks why we seem to love music from the day we're born - are we born musical?
Is complicated music better than simple music?
Tom Service looks at complexity in music - can we actually hear what's going on?
Olivier Messiaen and the Interstellar Call!
In a live edition of The Listening Service, Tom responds to Messiaen’s ‘Interstellar Call’
All the tunes
After 1,000 years of written music, can there be any more new tunes?
The Music of the Night
Tom Service discovers what happens to music at night.
Al-Andalus: What makes music sound Spanish?
Tom Service looks for the essence of Spain in the music of later centuries.
Prog Rock - apotheosis or nadir?
Tom Service looks at Prog Rock, and asks: apotheosis of rock music, or vapid pomposity?
The Simple Truth
When is less more, and less less? How hard is it to achieve meaningful musical simplicity?
Jacques Imbrailo & Alisdair Hogarth
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
Bells, bulls and celestial balls
In Tune’s specially curated playlist with music by Mozart, Handel and Buddy Holly.
Waltzing with Beethoven
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, Paul Lewis performs Beethoven's 'Diabelli' Variations.
Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through the intense storytelling power of opera.
The late zone
An immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.