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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
Cultural Choices and Musical Chalices...
Tom talks to pianist Yuja Wang and conductor Jaap van Zweden.
Shifting cultures and musical crucibles
Australian Modernism in the 60s and 70s; Jonathan Dove; Lilian Hochhauser
Jonathan Dove, Australian Modernism, Lilian Hochhauser
Angela Gheorghiu, Mariss Jansons, La Traviata, Rossini
The 21st century comes of age
The World's Largest Island
Kate Molleson visits Greenland to explore the role of music for its communities today.
Kate speaks to Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Chris Watson, Alasdair Roberts and Laura Tunbridge
The stories that matter, the people that matter, the music that matters
Choreographic, operatic and symphonic revelations
Tom Service speaks to Carlo Rizzi, Sir Mark Elder, and four leading conductors
Tom Service celebrates Opera Rara at 50 and Beethoven's symphonies at the Barbican.
Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and the Oscar nominees for best original scores.
Going with the flow
Kate Molleson discusses jazz legend Dave Brubeck and we hear from violinist Tasmin Little
The secret life of musical instruments
Singer Lise Davidsen, Alice Farnham on women conductors, Glass's Einstein on the Beach.
Vikingur Olafsson, ENO Figaro, Prokofiev operas
Music beyond the crisis
Conducting in Baroque Britain, and the further impact of coronavirus on musical life.
Tom Service talks to French pianist François-Frédéric Guy.
An organ fest for a silent Easter
With churches closed and organs silent this Easter, Kate Molleson presents an organ fest.
Ravi Shankar at 100
Jonathan Biss, Elizabeth Kenny, Susanna Malkki and Cheer Up!
Music and mental health
Kate Molleson explores music and mental health.
Mark Anthony Turnage at 60
An interview with Mark-Anthony Turnage who turns 60. A new book on Copland's film scores.
Will classical music survive Covid?
A debate on rebuilding the classical music industry after Covid-19. Tom Service presents.
Mahler's 8th Symphony
A book on the Symphony of the Thousand, and how the Enlightenment affected concert halls.
Covid-19’s impact on singing and teaching
Sarah Connolly campaigns for singers. Plus the effects of Covid-19 on music education.
Race, equality and classical music
Roll-up, roll-up! Live music’s back…
Tom Service examines developments in the musical world during an unprecedented summertime.
Alex Ross on his book Wagnerism, and tenor Allan Clayton on the effects of Covid-19.
Music changes lives - and changes lanes
Lawrence Power, Annilese Miskimmon, Jane Mitchell, National Alzheimer's Day
Kate Molleson with the stories that matter, the people that matter, the music that matters
Stars and Strads
Tom Service with the stories that matter, the people that matter, the music that matters.
Messages of hope...
Bang on a Can's marathon; Musicians in our time: Rakhi Singh; Covid and schools in England
Live from Southbank Centre
A global temperature
Classical music and climate change
Disability and music
Tom Service takes a look at how the music industry deals with disability and its impact.
Focus on freelance musicians
Sam Amidon; US-USSR ballet exchange; music streaming; lockdown postcards
The Human Connection
Creating music in isolation
Benjamin Grosvenor and the prophetic voice of Glenn Gould.
The Lark Ascending
Music and myth, silence and AI
A book on Arvo Pärt. Luminosity in music. Beethoven's curtailed celebrations.
Light at the end of the tunnel
Democracy from Wynton Marsalis
New Music Innovators from today... and the 19th Century
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski. Songs of Fanny Hensel. Maxim Vengerov education masterclasses.
Jackie Kay, Meredith Monk and Virtual Nature
Kate Molleson talks to Meredith Monk, plus Jackie Kay on blues pioneer Bessie Smith.
Girl power in the 1940s
Uighur culture, Richard Tognetti, business models
Richard Tognetti. New relationship musicians-agents? The book Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam.
How music sculpts memory
The relationships between the crafts of porcelain and contemporary composition.
Pianist Anne Queffelec; a book on France and trauma during wars; the Endellion Quartet.
Sandrine Piau, Geraldine Mucha, Steven Isserlis
Tom Service speaks to soprano Sandrine Piau and cellist Steven Isserlis.
Celebrating a Century of Astor Piazzolla
Using archive, family members and musicians who played with him. Also Isabelle Faust.
The fierce joys of Spring
Music under threat in Kabul
Renaud Capuçon, Cecilia McDowall, Michael Spitzer
French violinist Renaud Capuçon talks about his new recording of Elgar's Violin Concerto.
Stravinsky 50 - Reinventing Stravinsky!
Tom Service explores how the music of Stravinsky continues to resonate in today's world.
A life in music
Kate Molleson hears from violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and speaks to Benjamin Lapidus.
The Conductors' Edition
Dennis Brain, Anthony Payne, and music’s healing nature.
Rhythm and tone: Dennis Brain, Anthony Payne and music’s healing nature
Tom Service looks at the influence of Dennis Brain in his centenary year.
Breaking rules, making new forms...
Leif Ove Andsnes on Mozart. ROH hyper reality opera inspired by Shakespeare.
Music in the Moment
Tom Service and pianist Stephen Hough discuss living in the moment during performance
Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax
Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax join Tom Service to talk about their new Beethoven recording.
Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
Kate Molleson celebrates musical life in Coventry as UK City of Culture 2021.
Sensory deprivation, musical revelation
Caroline Shaw, Franz Welser-Most and Grant Llewellyn.
Politics, possibilities and epiphanies
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Jessie Montgomery, Vitali Alekseenok and video-game opera.
Lars Vogt, King Lear, Louis Andriessen
Lars Vogt on fighting cancer. Grange Festival's King Lear. Tribute to Louis Andriessen.
Writers on Music
Kate Molleson explores how music shapes the work of some of today's greatest writers.
Music Under Restriction
Tom Services examines whether classical music has managed to rebuild itself after Covid.
Music and Activism
Pianist Igor Levit talks to Tom Service about life as a musician and political activist.