Tom Service explores the viola's secret influence in music. Read more
The Viola - Music's Secret Fire
Tom Service explores the viola's secret influence in music.
How does harmony work its magic?
Tunes for 'Toons
Tom Service explores cartoon music, from manic Mickey Mouse to moody Batman.
Leoš Janáček: music is a being come alive
What makes the extraordinary music of Czech composer Leoš Janáček instantly recognisable?
Is Music Good for You?
The tightly entwined relationship of music and our minds.
Tom Service explores the world of brass bands.
Playing Second Fiddle (and Horn and Trumpet...)
The joys and frustrations of being the unsung heroes of the orchestral world.
How to listen to... Gilbert and Sullivan
Tom Service enters the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Money Makes the Music Go Round
Tom Service explores the relationship between money and music.
Themes and Variations
Tom Service explores the endless potential of musical variations on a theme.
Fiddles and Fiddle Tunes
Tom Service explores fiddles and fiddle tunes from around the world.
How to listen to... Arvo Pärt
Tom explores Arvo Pärt's music - what makes it so unique and why is it so popular?
Out of Tune
Tom Service asks what it really means to be in tune? In tune with what - or who?
Eat to the Beat
The many long-standing and sometimes surprising connections between food and music.
The timeless power of contemporary choral music
Tom Service immerses himself in the resonant sound world of 21st-century choral music.