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Creating music in isolation
Benjamin Grosvenor and the prophetic voice of Glenn Gould.
The Lark Ascending
The stories that matter, the people that matter, the music that matters
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
The stories that matter, the people that matter, the music that matters.
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.
Contains Strong Language
Kate Molleson presents a live edition from the BBC's Strong Language Festival in Coventry.
Steve Reich at 85
Conductor José Serebrier and book An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre
Minimalism, Laurence Crane at 60 & Nina Simone's Gum
Kate Molleson with Warren Ellis and composer, Laurence Crane.
Life, Music, Silence
Bernard Haitink, higher education in music, Nathalie Stutzmann and Sibelius.
The music of memory
A book on memory loss by a flautist; and Turnage's new piece. Wagner's 'new' symphony.
Music and the Environment
Tom Service explores music and climate change as world leaders gather for COP26.
Between tradition and evolution in Scotland
Piping competition, a new music centre in Edinburgh, School of Scottish Studies archive.
Manchester Camerata at The Monastery in Gorton
Tom Service visits the new home of the Manchester Camerata in the Monastery in Gorton.
André Rieu, Pavel Kolesnikov, Gold.Berg.Werk
Tom Service's guests include 'King of the Waltz' André Rieu, and pianist Pavel Kolesnikov.
60 years of West Side Story... and Spielberg's new blockbuster
As we celebrate the iconic 1961 film, we explore Spielberg's new take on West Side Story.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Llewellyn
Tom Service talks to actor and singer Lin-Manuel Miranda and soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn.
Jamie Barton, Jake Heggie, Lebanon
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and composer Jake Heggie in conversation.
Eric Whitacre, Unsuk Chin, Clemency Burton-Hill
Composers Eric Whitacre and Unsuk Chin, plus a look ahead to arts events in 2022.
Conducting today, Takacs Quartet, voice loss
How conductors work their magic today, and voice loss.
Tabea Zimmermann, Femi Elufowoju jr, Maria Yudina
Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to viola virtuoso Tabea Zimmermann, plus Verdi's Rigoletto.
Andreas Ottensamer, Sarah Kirby, Walter Susskind
Tom Service talks to Sarah Kirby about her book Exhibitions, Music and the British Empire.
Holding onto Musical Traditions
Sara Mohr-Pietsch finds out about The Covid Variations: A Piano Drama at Birmingham Rep.
John Williams at 90, Ivan Fisher and tributes to George Crumb
Tom Service celebrates John Williams's 90th birthday. Plus an interview with Ivan Fischer.
Beatrice Rana, The Ordering of Moses, Claude Debussy and Emma Bardac
Beatrice Rana talks about her immersion in Beethoven's late piano sonatas during lockdown.
Art centres, Giovanni Antonini, Opera and food
Tom Service asks if the future of music venues and cultural hotspots is big or small.
Semyon Bychkov and Ukrainian musicians on Ukraine conflict; and female record producers.
Guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Eleanor Alberga, Hebrew oratorio Ester & Sonica Festival.
Ludovico Einaudi, Peter Grimes, Anna Clyne
Sara Mohr-Pietsch hears from members of a new production of Britten's opera Peter Grimes.
Tom Service talks to author Brendan Slocumb and Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä.
Bobby McFerrin, Mari Kalkun, The Handmaid's Tale
Tom Service talks to virtuoso vocalist Bobby McFerrin, plus The Handmaid's Tale in opera.
New opera The Paradis Files.
Martin Fröst, SongPath, Beckett and Russia
The latest news and features from the classical music world.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Fabio Biondi, Jude Rogers and Daniel Levitin
Leila Josefowicz, Janet Beat, Paraorchestra, Michael Zev Gordon
Violinist Leila Josefowicz talks about Bach and a new work by Matthias Pintscher.
Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená
Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená talk about performing the music of Kurt Weill together.
Vaughan Williams Today
Tom Service with a Vaughan Williams special to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Michael Tilson Thomas, Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers
Kate Molleson visits Glyndebourne Festival Opera to hear about Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers.
Freddie De Tommaso, Andre J Thomas
Tom Service talks to tenor Freddie De Tommaso and choral director André J Thomas.
Sir Bryn Terfel
Tom Service talks to Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel about his extraordinary career.
Tyshawn Sorey, Esther Abrami, Alma Deutscher, John Mauceri
Tom Service talks to Tyshawn Sorey, plus John Mauceri on his new book The War on Music.
Scottish Opera at 60, Jan Carson, Felix Yaniewicz exhibition
Scottish Opera at 60, writer Jan Carson, and an exhibition on violinist Felix Yaniewicz.
Max Richter, the WNO production of Migrations and a new book on Inca music reimagined.
Music in a changing world
Tom Service and his guests discuss the big topics affecting the music industry in 2022.
The musical life of Blackpool
Tom Service visits Blackpool to find out about its rich musical heritage.