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Music Matters

Alan Gilbert, Matthias Pintscher, White Cube at Glyndebourne

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Tom Service. Including interviews with New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert and composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher, plus a visit to White Cube at Glyndebourne. Show more

Music Matters

Classical Music’s Diversity Deficit: BAME Composers

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Service profiles the African-American minimalist composer, Julius Eastman, and hosts a debate at Radio 3's Inclusion and Diversity in Composition conference in Manchester.

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Susanna Eastburn
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Adediran
Interviewed Guest:
Jeffrey Mumford
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Fernando
Interviewed Guest:
George Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Petr Kotik
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Jane Leach
Image of Julius Eastman in winter:
Courtesy of Mary Jane Leach
Image of Julius Eastman composing:
Donald Burkhardt

Music Matters

How will the arts respond to Trump?

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Donald Trump's cultural credentials, Barrie Kosky's The Nose, and a brief guide Indian classical music. With Tom Service.

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Barrie Kosky
Shubha Mudgal image:
Arnhel de Serra
Barrie Kosky image:
Felix Drobek

Music Matters

Ravi Shankar's Sukanya, Jan Vogler

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Featuring cellist and Dresden Music Festival director Jan Vogler, Ravi Shankar's opera Sukanya and Jonathan Powell on the piano music of Kaikhosru Sorabji. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Jan Vogler
Interviewed Guest:
David Murphy
Interviewed Guest:
Susanna Hurrell
Interviewed Guest:
Ravi Shankar
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Powell
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Molleson

Music Matters

Philippe Jaroussky, Michael Kennedy, Peter Millican, Minimalism Unwrapped

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Tom Service. Including countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and Peter Millican, CEO of Kings Place, which is home to Minimalism Unwrapped. Plus a tribute to critic Michael Kennedy. Show more

Music Matters

Rosalyn Tureck, Hilliard Ensemble, Wagner on Screen, Mussorgsky

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service presents a portrait of pianist Rosalyn Tureck. Plus vocal group the Hilliard Ensemble at 40, Wagner as portrayed on screen and a book on Mussorgsky and his circle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Walsh
Interviewed Guest:
David Nice
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Frolova-Walker

Music Matters

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Service is joined by composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, principal conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor-laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Show more

Music Matters

Helene Grimaud, Gesualdo, Rambert, Inside Song

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service talks to pianist Helene Grimaud and discusses Gesualdo with I Fagiolini. Plus a report on the Tredegar Brass Band's collaboration with Rambert at Sadler's Wells. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Helene Grimaud
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hollingworth
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth McAllister
Interviewed Guest:
John Bouchardiere
Interviewed Guest:
Cliff Eisen

Music Matters

Pleasure, Symphony Hall Birmingham

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Service visits Opera North to hear from Mark Simpson about the premiere of his opera Pleasure, which is also reviewed. Plus a feature on Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Simpson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Griffiths
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Reed
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Morley

Music Matters

Gunther Schuller 1925-2015, Damiano Michieletto, Alex Poots - MIF

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service pays tribute to Gunther Schuller, talks to opera director Damiano Michieletto and Alex Poots, the outgoing director of the Manchester International Festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Damiano Michieletto
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Poots
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Knussen
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Smith

Music Matters

Mike Leigh's Pirates of Penzance, New Government and the arts, Leif Ove Andsnes, Inside Song - Mozart

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service reviews Mike Leigh's The Pirates of Penzance at ENO, asks what the new government means for the arts and talks to pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Plus Inside Song: Mozart. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Billington
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Morrison
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Annetts
Interviewed Guest:
Leif Ove Andsnes
Interviewed Guest:
Cliff Eisen

Music Matters

Hakan Hardenberger, Akhnaten, Beethoven, ENO Chorus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Service meets trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger, explores Philip Glass's Akhnaten and talks to the author of new book Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet. Show more

Music Matters

Live from Free Thinking

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In an audience discussion from Sage Gateshead for Free Thinking 2013, Tom Service asks a panel of invited guests the question 'who's really in charge of the classical music world?'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Susanna Eastburn
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Millican
Interviewed Guest:
Mahan Esfahani
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Maddock
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriel Prokofiev

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

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

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

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