Music Matters: Karol Szymanowski04/25/15
Tom Service explores the life of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.
MusicMat: 25 Apr 15: Karol Szymanowski
As the Royal Opera stages a new production Karol Szymanowski's King Roger, Tom Service travels to Poland to explore the life and music of the most celebrated Polish composer of the 20th century, including interviews with violinist Kaja Danczowska and...
MusicMat: 18 Apr 15: Sir Mark Elder
Petroc Trelawny talks to Sir Mark Elder about his directorship of the Halle orchestra, his time as music director of English National Opera in the 1980s and his twin loves of Wagner and English music.
MusicMat: 11 Apr: Philip Glass, Tansy Davies Between Worlds
Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to composer Philip Glass about his new memoir 'Words without Music' and reviews it with Mark Swed from the LA Times. Sara asks composer Tansy Davies about her opera debut 'Between Worlds' based on the events of 9/11, and...
MusicMat: 4 Apr 15: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Tom Service talks to the Russian-born pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy about performance, his early studies in Soviet Russia and what continues to motivate him musically.
MusicMat: 28 Mar 15: Tippett's Ice Break; Robert Lloyd
Petroc Trelawny talks to the bass Robert Lloyd about his illustrious career and semi-retirement now he's 75, and previews Birmingham Opera Company's new production of Tippett's opera The Ice Break. He also discusses a forthcoming conference on Music...
MusicMat: Pierre Boulez at 90 21 March 2015
Today, Pierre Boulez at 90 - a celebration of perhaps one of the most influential and important living musicians of our time. Leading composer of the pioneering avant-garde; conductor of brilliant precision and clarity; creator of institutions which...
14 Mar 15: Michael Tilson Thomas
Tom Service talks to Michael Tilson Thomas who celebrates his 70th birthday this week with the London Symphony Orchestra of which he is Principal Guest Conductor.
MusicMat: 07 MAR 15: Mahogonny, Mullova, IWD
Tom Service talks to the violinist Viktoria Mullova, asks why there are still so few women composers represented at the highest levels of music, looks at equality and diversity in the classical music profession and explores Kurt Weill's opera The Rise...
MusicMat: 28 Feb 15: Kent Nagano
Tom Service in conversation with the American conductor Kent Nagano. Nagano talks about the lasting influence of his musical education in the Morro Bay area of California; how the social ideals of the symphony drive his music-making; and about his...
MusicMat: 21 Feb 15: Kirill Karabits; Miss Otis Regrets;...
Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Including an interview with conductor Kirill Karabits; A new series 'Inside Song' this week exploring Cole Porter's 'Miss Otis Regrets'; an exploration of the fascinating life of composer Hanns Eisler; and Oscar nominee...
MusicMat: Richard Mantle, Mozart in London, Delius and his...
Petroc Trelawny talks to Richard Mantle, the General Director of Opera North, about the challenges of running a touring company, its outreach work, ways of attracting a new audience and the repertoire for the new season. As Classical Opera prepare to...
MusicMat: Nico Muhly, Brundibar, Hans Gal 7 Feb '15
Tom Service talks to the American composer, performer and arranger Nico Mulhy about about his dislike of "genres" and pigeon-holing of musicians, the three principles his new works must have, and the musicians and composers of the future. Tom also...
MusicMat: 31 Jan 15: Kirill Gerstein; Newark violins;...
Presented by Tom Service. Including pianist Kirill Gerstein on a new critical edition of Tchaikovsky's ever-popular first piano concerto, a visit to the Newark School of Violin Making, the legacy of harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick, and Sara...
MusicMat: 24 Jan 15: Philharmonie de Paris Elgar Howarth
Tom Service visits the new Philharmonie de Paris, takes a look at the Bogányi, a revolutionary new model of piano just unveiled in Budapest and talks to Elgar Howarth
MusicMat: 17 Jan 15 Oliver Knussen
Continuing Music Matters' series of in-depth conversations with today’s leading musicians, Tom Service meets the composer and conductor Oliver Knussen at his home in Suffolk, talking to him about his defining early years, his struggles with...
MusicMat: 10 JAN 15: Jaroussky; Kennedy: Minimalism
Tom Service meets the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, pays tribute to the music critic and biographer Michael Kennedy, talks to Peter Millican, CEO and creator of King's Place and looks at the past, present of future of Minimalism.
MusicMat: 20 Dec 14: Christmas Stocking Fillers
Tom Service, in the company of Elaine Padmore, Ivan Hewett and Alexandra Wilson, reviews three new books: Schubert's Winter Journey by Ian Bostridge, After Wagner by Mark Berry and Bizet by Hugh Macdonald. Tom also talks to the soprano Gillian Keith...
MusicMat: 13 DEC 14: Peter Sellars
Tom Service talks to American opera, theatre and festival director Peter Sellars who is one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts today. Sellars is known for his work in contemporary opera as well as ground-breaking...
MusicMat: Pierre-Laurent Aimard 6 Dec 2014
Tom Service talks to the pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and discusses a polemical new book 'El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela's Youth' on the system of orchestras in the South American country, written by academic Geoff Baker, also puts those views...
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