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BBC Proms

2013

Proms on Four: 20th Century Classics - New Music at the Proms

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

New sounds from the Proms including the premieres of John McCabe's Joybox and Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze, plus Murray Gold's new composition to mark Doctor Who's 50th birthday. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Executive Producer:
Helen Mansfield
Producer:
Serena Cross

BBC Proms

2013

Proms on Four: 20th Century Classics - Les Siecles

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

French orchestra Les Siècles perform Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and works that influenced the 20th century avant-garde, from Rameau's Les Indes Galantes to Delibes' Coppélia. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

BBC Proms Masterworks: Walton and Sibelius

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Tom Service reaches the 20th century on his route through Masterworks, with Walton's violin concerto, Sibelius's tone poem The Swan of Tuonela and also his Fifth Symphony. Show more

BBC Proms

2020

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Superstar siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason perform their first Prom together, an evening of chamber music for cello and piano. Show more

BBC Proms

2019

Mozart's Requiem

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, with Fatma Said, Kathryn Rudge, Sunnyboy Dladla and David Shipley in Mozart's Requiem. Show more

BBC Proms

2019

Nicola Benedetti with the NYO

Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Auerbach, Prokofiev and, with Nicola Benedetti, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

BBC Proms Masterworks: Stravinsky and Lutoslawski

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain performs Stravinsky's Petrushka, Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra and Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

BBC Proms Masterworks: Maxwell Davies and Birtwistle

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

An 80th birthday celebration of two of Britain's greatest living composers, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sir Harrison Birtwistle, who changed the landscape of British music. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

BBC Proms Masterworks: Strauss and Mahler

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

First transmitted in 2014. The World Orchestra for Peace perform Mahler's Sixth Symphony and Die Frau ohne Schatten to celebrate Richard Strauss' 150th birthday year. Show more

Music Matters

Morton Feldman, My Life with Wagner

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Tom Service. Including a feature on American experimental composer Morton Feldman and a review of conductor Christian Thielemann's book My Life with Wagner. Show more

Music Matters

Chicago: Yo-Yo Ma and Riccardo Muti

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service visits Chicago to talk to cellist Yo-Yo Ma and conductor Riccardo Muti about the role of classical music and musicians in the city. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Yo-Yo Ma
Interviewed Guest:
Riccardo Muti

BBC Proms

2019

Sheku Plays Elgar

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

BBC 2016 Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Elgar's passionate Cello Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and their music director Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla. Show more

Music Matters

Thomas Ades and Gerald Barry, Sgt Pepper at 50, Guto Puw and Welsh-language music

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Composers Thomas Ades and Gerald Barry talk to Tom Service about the 'explosive' music of Beethoven as well as their own work. Plus The Beatles' album Sgt Pepper at 50. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Ades
Interviewed Guest:
Gerald Barry
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Osborne
Interviewed Guest:
Kerry Andrew
Interviewed Guest:
Erich Gruenberg
Interviewed Guest:
Guto Puw
Interviewed Guest:
Damon Krukowski
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Angliss

Music Matters

Idil Biret, Lies and Epiphanies, Harry Partch, Anna Meredith's Postcard from China

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Tom Service. With pianist Idil Biret, Chris Walton's new book Lies and Epiphanies, a profile of composer Harry Partch and Anna Meredith's final Postcard from China. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Idil Biret
Interviewed Guest:
S Andrew Granade
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Walton
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Meredith

Music Matters

Karajan on BBC Four, A Celebration of the Viola, George Frideric Handel - A Life with Friends

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service reviews a new Handel biography with Robin Blaze and Tess Knighton, previews John Bridcut's TV documentary on conductor Herbert von Karajan and celebrates the viola. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Blaze
Interviewed Guest:
Tess Knighton
Interviewed Guest:
John Bridcut
Interviewed Guest:
Brett Dean
Interviewed Guest:
Tabea Zimmermann
Interviewed Guest:
Garth Knox

Music Matters

Laurie Anderson

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service meets American composer and multi-media artist Laurie Anderson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Tyondai Braxton

Music Matters

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Jane Bathori, Colin and David Matthews, Claude Vivier

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service talks to violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, discusses composer Claude Vivier and finds out about singer Jane Bathori. Plus Just the Two of Us: Colin and David Matthews. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
David Matthews

Music Matters

Nathalie Stutzmann, Adolphe Sax at 200, Anna Meredith's Postcard from China, Nikolai Lugansky

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Tom Service. With conversation from pianist Nikolai Lugansky, discussing saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax and composer Anna Meredith with a postcard from China. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Nathalie Stutzmann
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Meredith
Interviewed Guest:
Nikolai Lugansky

Music Matters

Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Breaking Free - A Century of Russian Culture: Tom Service meets controversial Greek-Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis. Show more