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Front Row

Pierre Boulez obituary, Costa Biography winner, Tracy Ullman review; Bolshoi Babylon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Pierre Boulez obituary with Nicholas Kenyon and George Benjamin; Andrea Wulf, winner of the Costa Biography Award; Tracey Ullman's TV show; behind the scenes at the Bolshoi Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest:
George Benjamin
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Wulf
Interviewed Guest:
Meryl O'Rourke
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Read
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Franchetti

Music Matters

Barbara Hannigan, Alice Coote, King Roger, Charles Mackerras

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a live edition, Tom Service is joined by singers Alice Coote and Barbara Hannigan and discusses a new book exploring the work of conductor Charles Mackerras. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Coote
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Hannigan
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Waters
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Simeone
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Plumley

Music Matters

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gesualdo 450, Vaughan Williams

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Petroc Trelawny travels to Naples to learn more about the notorious composer Carlo Gesualdo. Plus the legacy of the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt and a biography of Vaughan Williams. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Petroc Trelawny
Interviewed Guest:
Dinko Fabris
Interviewed Guest:
Cesare Corsi
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Norburn
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest:
Ivor Bolton
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Payne
Interviewed Guest:
Ceri Owen

Music Matters

Live from the Free Thinking Festival

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Live from Sage Gateshead for the Free Thinking Festival, Petroc Trelawny chairs a debate about how far knowledge can enhance our understanding and appreciation of classical music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Petroc Trelawny
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Molleson
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Cliff Eisen

Front Row

John Tavener; Poirot's Last Case; Don Jon review

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news. Mark Lawson discusses the music of John Tavener, the final Poirot episode and Georges Simenon's first Maigret novel. Plus Bel Mooney reviews the film Don Jon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Bel Mooney
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Natasha Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Park

Last Word

Oliver Knussen CBE, Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE, Sam Chisholm, Steve Ditko, Anna Sándor de Kénos

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on musician Oliver Knussen, anthropologist Barbara Harrell-Bond, media executive Sam Chisholm, artist Steve Ditko, Transylvanian aristocrat Anna Sandor de Kenos. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Zetter
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Hammond
Interviewed Guest:
Raymond Snoddy
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael O'Sullivan

Front Row

Handel Water Music at 300 celebration; Grace Evangeline Mason

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Front Row broadcasts from the Thames to celebrate 300 years since Handel first performed Water Music, with the world premiere of a piece commissioned specially for the occasion. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Livett
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Edwina Pitman