Cellist David Watkin talks to Sean about his Gramophone-Award-Winning recording of Bach.
David Watkin - Thu 27 Aug
'We have played in night clubs...a few medieval drinking songs, music based on drum and bass' BLOCK4, the recorder quartet
Picks from across the week, including Trevor Pinnock and the Doric String Quartet.
'Webern should make you smile just like Schubert does' - Edward Gardner
Picks from the first week of In Tune in 2017, including Edward Gardner and Ange Hardy.
'All we can do as artists is come together and say 'This is a vision of unity'' Renée Fleming
Highlights from the week on In Tune including Renée Fleming and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
'We're having an extraordinary amount of fun already' - Sir Simon Rattle on working with the LSO
Picks of the week, featuring Vittorio Grigolo, John Standing, and Mhairi Lawson.
'Music is a bridge between different nations and cultures and religions' - Anne-Sophie Mutter
Picks from a star-studded week of In Tune, including Marin Alsop and Mitsuko Uchida.
'Listening to Bach just sorts you out' Rachel Podger
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Rachel Podger and Gerald Finley.
Sergeant John Tomlinson whips the Radio 3 choir into shape...
Picks from the week on In Tune, including Sir John Tomlinson and Alisa Weilerstein.
'Benjamin Britten's folk song arrangements just didn't sound right...' - Shirley Collins
Picks from the week, including Llyr Williams, Jacqui Dankworth, and Stephen Farr.
'It's inconceivable that I would pass a day without large infusions of music' Simon Callow
Picks from across the week, including Simon Callow, Alison Balsom, and John Lill.
'Opera is about dilemma, not about plot' - Thomas Hampson
Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty.
'By singing they recovered their hope' - Jordi Savall
Picks from the week including Leif Ove Andsnes, Errollyn Wallen, and David Harsent.
'It touches me so deeply, I can't find the right words' Vladimir Ashkenazy on Elgar
Picks from across the week on In Tune including Courtney Pine and Christopher Purves
Banging the drum for In Tune with the Yamato Drummers of Japan
Picks from across the week with Suzy Klein including Eliza Carthy and Christian Lindberg.
'Beethoven 5 is so great and so popular that it's weirdly underrated' - Joshua Bell
Picks from the week including Melvyn Tan and Dan Newell.
'If you wanna be more than a virtuoso, first you have to BE a virtuoso' Murray Perahia quoting Vladimir Horowitz
Top picks from across the week on In Tune, including Murray Perahia and Antonio Pappano.
'I remember trying to steal Rostropovich's spike out of his cello' - Daniel Hope
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Daniel Hope and Marin Alsop.
Robert Hollingworth "You wake up the 1st January 1600 and think 'great, it's the baroque, let's invent opera'"
Top picks from across the week on In Tune including Roderick Williams and Tasmin Little
‘Like a clock face, the 12 note rhythm just keeps clicking round one…’ - Colin Currie on Clapping Music
Picks from across the week on In Tune including Edward Watson and Colin Currie.
'Like Shakespeare, he's interested in human life in all its forms' Nicholas Mulroy on Monteverdi
Top picks from across the week on In Tune including Nicholas Mulroy, and Andrew Litton.
'Before I play a concert I like spaghetti and meatballs' - pianist Jeremy Denk
Picks from across the week with Suzy Klein, including Jeremy Denk and Karina Canellakis.
The mixture of all these personalities with one aim, to make perfect music... it's a wonderful result
Picks from across the week on In Tune including Pretty Yende and Herbert Blomstedt.
"There's nothing quite like it, it stimulates the imagination."
Picks from the week, including Chris Riddell, Rachel Podger, Nicholas Collon & Beryl Grey
'I wanted get my fingers into the clay and be able to shape it, form it and play with it': Michael Tilson Thomas on Brahms
Picks from across the week, including Michael Tilson Thomas and Joseph Calleja.
'Music is something that bridges gaps and transforms lives' - Sir Bryn Terfel
Picks from across the week including Sir Bryn Terfel, Pekka Kuusisto and Lise Davidsen.
'The choir is somehow a symbol of humanity joining together' - John Rutter
Jam-packed from In Tune, including John Rutter, Louise Alder and Jessica Cottis.
'Those that did come back would have had a pang of conscious at leaving a rose or two in Picardy' - Gerald Finley
Picks from across the week including Gerald Finley, John Wallace and Ron Davis
'We're quite a mafia now' - Andreas Ottensamer on his clarinet-playing family
Picks from across the week with Sean Rafferty, including conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
'Sean, if you and I went to Madagascar we might never come home...' - Ailish Tynan
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Ailish Tynan, Jon Boden and Mark Padmore
"Here's to the liberation for the People's Model of Convenience Bassoon Bag"
Picks from across the week, including Joshua Weilerstein, Amy Harman and Gaurav Mazumdar.
'The sound that Joseph taught to us, he learned from The Dream' - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Picks from the In Tune week including Ladysmith Black Mambazo and conductor Jules Buckley
'This is the ultimate in helicopter parenting...' - James Morrison on performing with two of his sons
Picks from the week, including the James Morrison Quartet, Sir Andrew Davis and NYO GB.
"After doing a concerto I sit in and play at the back of the section - it's the best music to play in" - Alban Gerhardt
Picks from the week, including Dave Holland, Alban Gerhardt and a trip to Edinburgh.
'I'm not a good enough pianist to play a bad piano' - Mitsuko Uchida
Picks from across the week on In Tune including Mitsuko Uchida and Jacqui Dankworth.
"It's never been done before, so I thought I'd have a go!" - comedian Vikki Stone
Picks from the week, including Lucie Horsch, Rachel Kelly, Vikki Stone, and Chineke!
'He said a lot of strange things... and he wasn't always sober either!' - Leif Ove Andsnes on Sibelius
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Valery Gergiev and Vasily Petrenko,
'I jump into the fire and try not to get burnt' - tenor Michael Fabiano
Picks from across the week, including Dame Felicity Lott and tenor Michael Fabiano
'I'm a very, very happy man' - Sir Simon Rattle
Picks from across the week with Sean Rafferty: Sir Simon Rattle and Ute Lemper.
"Now I look back on it, it seems a little insane that I did that at 16!" Esther Yoo
Picks from across the week with Sean Rafferty: Hershey Felder, Craig Ogden, ETO
"I'm just finishing a concerto...I don't think I'm allowed to tell you!" - Joby Talbot
Picks from across the week with Sean Rafferty: Carlos Acosta, Joby Talbot, the V&A
"What have I done, what am I doing here?!" - Alistair McGowan
Picks from the past week including Alistair McGowan, Maria Razumovskaya & Sir Mark Elder.
"Listening is, I suppose, an instrument of love" - Dame Evelyn Glennie
Picks from the past week including Dame Evelyn Glennie, Jennifer Pike and Sam Lee.
'A marvellously exciting thing to have done' - Stephen Fry on writing an opera libretto
Sean Rafferty talks to Stephen Fry, Angela Hewitt and Alice Sara Ott.
"I found my voice with this fantastic Stradivari Cello" - Istvan Vardai
Highlights from the week, including Jessica Duchen, Vienna Piano Trio and Benjamin Appl.
“He loves music and he loves sharing. I do too!” - Marin Alsop
Highlights from the week including Marin Alsop, Louis Lortie and Alisa Weilerstein.
"Sometimes we don't really want to expose our soul" - Yevgeny Sudbin
Highlights from the week, including Russian musicians Semyon Bychkov and Yevgeny Sudbin.
“I learned fado as I learned to speak Portuguese” - Carminho
Conversational highlights with guests from the world of music.
"He had style, he had panache... we were all in his shadow" - Sir Bryn Terfel on the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Sean Rafferty with Joyce DiDonato, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Bryn Terfel and Imogen Cooper
"You can turn a concert hall into a forest in an instant." - Tan Dun on using organic sounds as an instrument
Katie Derham with Tan Dun, Robert Levin and the Harlem Quartet.
My soul is part of my instrument - Angela Gheorghiu
Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including Angela Gheorghiu.
"He was such a symbol of national unity and integrity." - Alexandra Dariescu on the late King Michael I of Romania
Highlights from across the week on BBC Radio 3's In Tune.
"And there we are, our portraits singing away" - Gerald Finley on being featured on Canadian postage stamps
Highlights from the week, including Gerald Finley, Mathilde Milwidsky & Gavin Sutherland.
'Familiarity breeds... bickering!' - Anna Tilbrook on 20 years working with James Gilchrist
Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including The King's Singers.
'Teletubbies with brass instruments...' - A4 Brass on their USP as an ensemble
Highlights from the week, with A4 Brass, Colin Currie, James O'Donnell and Julie Fowlis.
“They are both supercars!” – Joseph Calleja on his Tosca co-stars Angela Gheorghiu and Adrianne Pieczonka.
Highlights from across the week on In Tune with Katie Derham.
"Opera is the most international of all art forms" - John Allison
Highlights from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty
'I heard my recording in a shop and hardly recognised it; it sounded like a caricature!' - Mischa Maisky
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Mischa Maisky and Leslie Caron.
"We've got fairies flying all over the stage...It's very expensive!" Cal McCrystal on Iolanthe
"I started learning the piano and didn't get very far. I didn't persist..." Sir Trevor McDonald
Katie Derham is joined by journalist and broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald
"...One of the pleasures is you can travel centuries of thinking and human perspective..." Jeremy Denk on Classical Music
'Writing folk music is a little bit like digging for treasure; you just have to find it and uncover it' Ange Hardy
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Sir Willard White and Charles Hazlewood.
"I spend most of act two in bed...it's quite enjoyable!" - Soraya Mafi on playing Titania, Queen of the fairies.
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Soraya Mafi and the Linos Piano Trio.
'Her right hand is the best in the business' - Pablo Ferrández on Anne-Sophie Mutter
Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including Anne-Sophie Mutter.
‘The world’s biggest complex of arts organisations under one roof’ - Alexander Sitkovetsky on the Lincoln Center in New York
Picks from across the week, including Kate Rusby and Sir Antonio Pappano.
'It's not sad, It's intense in all the ways we feel in life...' - Gisela João on Fado
Pick from across the week on In Tune, including Joseph Tawadros and Nemanja Radulovic
"Do I play the tin whistle to relax? No - I play chess!" - Sir James Galway
Picks from across the week on In Tune with Katie Derham, including Sir James Galway.
"Music for me is all about breathing and phrasing, and being involved with your whole body" - Conductor Kristjan Järvi
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including folk legend Shirley Collins.
'It's the only time in history when music has been at the forefront of political change' - Andrew Carwood on 16th-century music
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Zenaida Yanowsky and Lorenza Borrani.
'There is a plethora of millions and millions of tunes that are just glorious!' - Eddi Reader at The Biggest Weekend 2018
Picks from across the week including Eddi Reader, Jamie Cullum and Vox Luminis.
'It's a lovely little waltz if you fancy a dance round the kitchen!' - Andy Cutting and his Diatonic button accordion
Picks from across the week including Andy Cutting, The Prince Consort and Maxim Vengerov
"It's time to move on and let somebody else take up the baton..." The Schubert Ensemble on their last season after 35 years.
Picks from across the past week including The Schubert Ensemble and Alpesh Chauhan.
'The capacity of the human voice is stunning!' - Sir Bryn Terfel
Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Sir Bryn Terfel and The East Pointers.
'We make wonderful music with wonderful people and the music comes first!' - Jeffery Skidmore, Ex Cathedra director
Sean Rafferty presents the In Tune Highlights, featuring Ex Cathedra and Curtis Stigers.
"Most of the music we work with from this country only survives because it exists in sources abroad." Andrew Kirkman
Sean Rafferty presents picks from across with week on In Tune, including Carmen La Cubana
Edinburgh Festivals special
Sean presents highlights of In Tune's annual trip to Edinburgh, with Simon Callow & RANT.
'Why don't we forget everything and float like joy.. like a puff of smoke into the air' - Alice Coote, Soprano
Katie Derham presents the In Tune Highlights, with a selection from the show this week.
'The majesty of the Royal Albert Hall wheels you to give everything you can' - Semyon Bychkov
Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by a host of fabulous In Tune guests.
'I have the musical taste of a 19th century girl' - Chilly Gonzales
Sean Rafferty presents the In Tune Highlights: a top selection of musical guests.
‘A lovely moustache, like a fish upon his face’ - Nicky Spence and William Vann on Hubert Parry
Katie Derham presents the In Tune Highlights: a selection of musical guests.
"Musicians are like actors...you have to get under the composer's skin" - Emmanuel Despax
Sean Rafferty presents a host of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune
Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Dame Sarah Connolly
Sean Rafferty presents a host of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune.
'I love singing, I love music: I just get on with it!' - Anne Sofie von Otter
Katie Derham presents a host of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune.
The Morecambe and Wise of Christmas music
Composers John Rutter and Bob Chilcott talk to Sean Rafferty. Plus the Labèque sisters.
Song by Royal appointment - the Kingdom Choir and In Tune's Christmas Special
Pianist Gloria Campaner performs for Sean Rafferty. Plus the cellist Guy Johnston.
Paavo Jarvi on the magic of Sibelius, and folk trio The Young'uns
Live performances from baroque ensemble Spiritato! plus pianist Janina Fialkowska
Spine-tingling Bach from violinist James Ehnes
Laura Mvula and Burns Night
Biber and backstage secrets from opera stars
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and folk duo Megson
Sean Rafferty presents the best of In Tune from across the week.
Spell Songs and Tasmin Little
Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from the last week on In Tune
Trailblazing guitarist Xuefei Yang
Andre Previn remembered
Plus pianist Angela Hewitt and baritone Roderick Williams
Fatma Said on nearly becoming a pianist, Lise de la Salle and the rareness of beauty,
Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune.
Musical pearls, from classical to jazz
Sean Rafferty presents the best live music and interviews from across the week.
The Power of Music: Bernard Haitink, Gabriel Jackson, Jeremy Denk and Aeham Ahmad
Conductor Bernard Haitink, composer Gabriel Jackson, pianists Jeremy Denk and Aeham Ahmad
Le Vent du Nord, Arcangelo, Steven Osborne, Roman Mints
Highlights from Radio 3’s In Tune - featuring guests from the world of music.
Hold onto your 'sonic bonnets'...
Live music from Tenebrae and Crewdson & Cevanne; John Wilson's take on Gilbert & Sullivan
Alexander McCall Smith and Angélique Kidjo
Highlights from In Tune, with live performances from Nicky Spence and Angélique Kidjo
Beethoven, Bach and Britney Spears
Highlights from BBC Radio 3's In Tune, with Chloe Hanslip, Danny Driver & Chilly Gonzales
L’Arpeggiata, Raphael Wallfisch and the London Klezmer Quartet
Live music from L'Arpeggiata, Raphael Wallfisch and the London Klezmer Quartet
Jobim, the Theorbo and conquering Beethoven
Live performances from the Matthew Barley Trio, Elizabeth Kenny and Daniil Trifonov.
Jess Gillam with... Jonathon Heyward
Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest to swap tracks and share the music they love.
Conductor Nicholas Collon explores his musical obsessions
Conductor Nicholas Collon introduces a colourful selection of music - from the inside.
Verdi's Un ballo in maschera
Welsh National Opera's new production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera.
David Miller plays a selection of hymns for your Sunday morning.
Haydn and Bartok
A concert given by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra strings. Catriona Young presents.