MusicMat: 13 DEC 14: Peter Sellars12/13/14
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...
Music Matters: Peter Sellars
Tom Service meets opera, theatre and festival director Peter Sellars.
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...
MusicMat: Rameau Special Sept. 14
Tom Service marks the 250th anniversary of the death of one of the most influential composers of the Baroque era: Jean-Philippe Rameau. Including interviews with: Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm and Carolyn Sampson.
MusicMat: 19 Jul 14: Brigitte Fassbaender (repeat)
In a special programme Tom Service talks to German mezzo-soprano and opera director Brigitte Fassbaender about her life and career. In this interview Fassbaender, who is celebrating her 75th birthday this year, talks about her transition from singer...
MusicMat: 12 JULY 14 Riga, Capital of Culture 2014
In this week’s Music Matters Tom Service visits the ancient port of Riga, Latvia's capital and one of two European Capitals of Culture for 2014. Tom discovers a city and a country with a turbulent history but a strong national identity as a result of...
MusicMat: 5th July 14: Live from Glyndebourne
In this special edition of Music Matters, live from Glyndebourne's Ebert Room, Petroc Trelawny and his guests discuss the question: Why does opera matter today? On the panel are the bass Sir John Tomlinson, conductor and opera company director Wasfi...
MusicMat: 28 JUN 14: World War 1
Tom Service with Music Matters's contribution to Radio 3's Music In The Great War season, Plus 'Just The Two Of Us' with Martin and Eliza Carthy and the Listening Experience Database.
MusicMat: Harrison Birtwistle & Peter Maxwell Davies
In an exclusive encounter, something that hasn't happened on air for decades, two of the UK's greatest living composers - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sir Harrison Birtwistle talk to each other - and to Tom Service - about their parallel lives in...
MusicMat: Strauss 150
In a special edition of Music Matters marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, Tom Service travels to Garmish-Partenkirchen, near Munich, where Strauss made his home for more than forty years, and where he wrote many of his most...
MusicMat: 07 Jun Benvenuto Cellini, Peter Gelb
A review of ENO's new production of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini, directed by Terry Gilliam. Peter Gelb, General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera in New York discusses the precarious state of The Met's finances, and Tom Service meets countertenor...
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