MusicMat: 28 Feb 15: Kent Nagano02/28/15
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; Hanns Eisler
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 Music 14 FEB...
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; Ralph Kirkpatrick
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...
MusicMat: 29 Nov 14 Karajan, Viola, Handel
Tom Service talks to director John Bridcut about his new feature-length documentary for BBC Four, Karajan's Magic and Myth, and the writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson previews the film which explores the life of the still controversial conductor....
MusicMat: 22 Nov 14: Idil Biret, Harry Partch
Tom Service profiles the 'Hobo' composer Harry Partch, with the author of a new book Andrew Granade, biographer Bob Gilmore, and performers Jared Soldiviero and Helen Bledsoe. He talks to the Turkish pianist Idil Biret about her passion for repertoire...
MusicMat: Riccardo Chailly 15 Nov 2014
In this week's edition of Music Matters Tom Service interviews Riccardo Chailly, chief conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and soon to be Principal Conductor and Music Director of Milan's La Scala Opera House Riccardo talks to Tom about how...
MusicMat: Mozart's Idomeneo at ROH 8 Nov 2014
Petroc Trelawny reviews a new production by Martin Kusej of Mozart's Idomeneo at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with the critics Alexandra Coghlan and David Nice. Also, he talks to the writer and composer Jan Swafford on his new book 'Beethoven,...
MusicMat: 01 Nov 14: Free Thinking Festival - Gatesehead
Why should I care? Petroc Trelawny chairs a debate from BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gatsehead about how far knowledge can enhance our understanding and appreciation of classical music. How much do we really need to know about...
MusicMat: 25 Oct 14: Stutzmann Saxophone Lugansky
Tom Service talks to the contralto and conductor Nathalie Stuzmann, marks the 200th birthday of the Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax, receives a postcard from Anna Meredith in China and speaks to the pianist Nikolai Lugansky.
MusicMat: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Claude Vivier
Tom Service talks to the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, explores composer Claude Vivier and finds out about singer Jane Bathori. Plus composers Colin & David Matthews discuss their careers in music and the impact of their relationship as brothers
MusicMat: Antonio Pappano 11 Oct 2014
Tom Service interviews Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House in London and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In his office overlooking the Covent Garden piazza, Tony, as he’s known, talks about...
MusicMat:The Girl of the Golden West, Ed Gardner 04 Oct 2014
Tom Service reviews Richard Jones' new production of Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West at ENO, he also talks to ENO's out-going Music Director Ed Gardner. Plus, a new book on Vaughan-Williams' radical 20th century music-dramas and Nike Wagner on...
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