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In Tune Highlights Podcast

English, Interview, 1 season, 758 episodes, 3 hours, 51 minutes
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Highlights from BBC Radio 3’s In Tune - featuring interviews with guests from the world of music and the arts. In Tune is presented by Sean Rafferty and Katie Derham.
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Resident artists, folk songs, and Bach in a nutshell

Sean Rafferty is joined by soprano Ailish Tynan with pianist James Baillieu, and talks Bach with the French pianist Emmanuel Despax. He also meets the versatile Solem Quartet, and hears some rare Vaughan Williams folk song settings courtesy of Mary Bevan, William Vann and Jack Liebeck.
11/25/202026 minutes, 11 seconds
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Yoga, lullabies and the Delights of the Bottle

Sean Rafferty introduces live music from the Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili and from Flauguissimo Duo with tenor Rory Carver. He also talks to the Belgian clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe, French pianist Bertrand Chamayou, and conductor Jonathon Heyward.
10/20/202024 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dinosaur costumes, working with animals and actual live music

Katie Derham talks to folk musicians Eliza and Martin Carthy, the film and TV composer George Fenton and choral conductor Suzi Digby. She also introduces live music from pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and cellist Guy Johnston.
8/28/202024 minutes, 50 seconds
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Braces, Brooms and Bach

Sean Rafferty is joined by conductor Osmo Vänskä, who has a new recording out featuring Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Soprano Golda Schultz joins Sean from Bavaria, to look forward to the Last Night of the Proms, and Sean also catches up with pianist Angela Hewitt.
7/8/202019 minutes, 40 seconds
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Virtual sessions and singing in the garden

Katie Derham is joined by violinist Nicola Benedetti, and pianist Lars Vogt. The composer and conductor Odaline de la Martinez and baritone Roderick Williams also tell Katie how they are keeping themselves occupied under lockdown.
5/12/202030 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Music goes on with choirs and violins

In the wake of the global shutdown of live music, Sean Rafferty hears from various artists about how they’re continuing to share their music, and how they’re encouraging people to participate. He’s joined by the violinists Rachel Podger and Tasmin Little, as well as Elena Urioste with pianist Tom Poster. The vocal leader and writer James Sills, and choral conductor and broadcaster Gareth Malone also talk to Sean.
3/26/202021 minutes, 19 seconds
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Belly dancing Cellists, Handel and a Force of Nature

Katie Derham with pianist Rokas Valuntonis, cellist Nadege Rochat, and Eliza Carthy
3/19/202027 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sublime Handel, Bach and Beethoven

Joyce DiDonato talks to Sean about reprising the title role of Agrippina in a new production of Handel's opera at the Met in New York. Also, there's beautiful live performances from vocal quintet Papagena, cellist Nicolas Alstead plays Bach and it's an In Tune Highlights return for pianist Boris Giltburg as he embarks on his stunningly ambitious Beethoven 32 project, a ground-breaking Beethoven Sonatas journey to mark 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
3/3/202027 minutes, 42 seconds
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Music for pianos, stomp boxes and mustaches

This week, live performances and interviews with baritone Roderick Williams, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Pavel Haas Quartet and folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers.
2/26/202030 minutes, 52 seconds
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Drums and flutes and speedy fingers

Sean Rafferty is joined by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, which combines the cream of players from both sides of the Atlantic. He also welcomes the Kodo Drummers, players from London Winds, soprano Carolyn Sampson with pianist Joseph Middleton, and the virtuoso violinist Ning Feng.
2/18/202026 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sam the Rover, Gentle Men, Summertime and some Marimba

Katie Derham with Stefan Jackiw, Sam Lee, Curtis Stigers, Golda Schultz and Colin Currie
2/4/202025 minutes, 37 seconds
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A Beautiful Life and a Barrister

Sean Rafferty is joined by Raphael Wallfisch,John York, Paul Wee and Andreas Scholl.
1/29/202026 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Panoply of Pairings

Sean Rafferty is joined by the conductor Marta Gardolińska with pianist Alfredo Ovalles, and storytelling and piano duo Olga and Matthew. He also welcomes the Marian Consort with the Monteverdi String Band, and French mezzo Mariann Crebassa sings live with Joseph Middleton at the piano.
1/14/202024 minutes, 18 seconds
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15th century Christmas cheer and merry melodeons

Sean Rafferty with music from The York Waits, Simon Care and Andrei Korobeinikov
12/20/201925 minutes, 49 seconds
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Viva, viva eta felice!

Angela Hewitt plays Couperin. Fieri Consort transport us to a 17th Century Roman Christmas, while Alice Coote and Julius Drake perform songs from Schubert's Winterreise.
12/17/201920 minutes, 15 seconds
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A-Carolling we go

Sean Rafferty is joined by the choir Ex Cathedra and folk supergroup The Melrose Quartet. He also pays tribute to Mariss Jansons, and Gabriela Montero improvises at the In Tune piano.
12/10/201924 minutes, 35 seconds
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In Tune steps back in time to the Roaring Twenties

Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including a Jazz Age extravaganza from Alex Mendham & His Orchestra. Plus The Gesualdo Six sing sacred music for Advent, and the Fauré Quartet play their own twist on Pictures at an Exhibition.
12/9/201927 minutes, 25 seconds
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Virtuosic accordion, sparkling baroque brilliance, and the neglected music of Cyril Scott

Katie Derham presents highlights from In Tune including baroque orchestra Tafelmusik, accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, and pianist Nino Gvetadze.
11/27/201928 minutes, 20 seconds
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Death in Venice and a parliament of ukes

Sean Rafferty is joined by the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, the United Strings of Europe, and Gerald Finley ahead of his performance in Britten's Death in Venice.
11/12/201920 minutes, 7 seconds
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'Jazz just called out to me' - Kurt Elling

Katie Derham with highlights from jazz star Kurt Elling, Richard Suart on performing The Mikado, Rowan Pierce sings Purcell and The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge.
11/4/201930 minutes, 25 seconds
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Saint-Saëns, Synaesthesia and Saxophone pyrotechnics

Sean Rafferty is joined by pianist Bertrand Chamayou, and the composer Roxanna Panufnik. He also introduces a sextet from the Trondheim Soloists, voice of The Lion King Lebo M, and the saxophone and piano of the AKMI Duo.
10/22/201923 minutes, 37 seconds
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In Tune & France Musique

Featuring Anne Queffélec, The Hermes Experiment, and a cross-Channel collaboration between Radio 3's In Tune and France Musique's Générations France Musique, le live.
10/21/201925 minutes, 50 seconds
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BBC Music Day

Katie Derham introduces highlights from the last week on In Tune, including live music from pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the Doric String Quartet. Plus, the best bits from In Tune's BBC Music Day celebration, featuring members of the Military Wives Choirs, guitarist Milos Karadaglić, violist Maxim Rysanov, violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, and soprano Carolyn Sampson.
10/3/201926 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Great Escape and how Haydn changed the world

Katie Derham interviews Peter Bernstein, son of Elmer, who composed The Great Escape theme, plus live performances from guests including the London Mozart Players and more.
9/25/201922 minutes, 38 seconds
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French accents, fishermen, and fingerprints.

John Etheridge and friends join Sean to discuss French accents, and the composer and singer Reg Meuross talks about his song-cycle setting inspired by Brian W. Lavery’s book, The Headscarf Revolutionaries, which tells of Hull’s Hessle Road fishing community in the aftermath of the Triple Trawler Disaster of 1968. Connaught Brass also perform and speak about the challenges of keeping their instruments free of fingerprints. And we're joined by Kitty Whately and the pianist William Vann.
9/8/201925 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sublime Chopin and Sufi praise

Sean Rafferty is joined by singer Lesley Garrett, and the pianist Eric Lu. He also introduces the powerfully spiritual sounds of Qawwali with Chand Ali Khan and Party, and there’s beautifully performed music by Monteverdi.
9/3/201917 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thumb-picking jazz and humorous Mozart

Sean Rafferty presents the very best of the last week on In Tune, including live performnces from pianist Seong-Jin Cho, jazz guitarist Jim Mullen, and renowned Barcelona choir Orfeó Català, plus an interview with soprano Christine Goerke.
8/28/201927 minutes, 53 seconds
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Joyce DiDonato, Mikaela Bennett, Grimeborn

Sean Rafferty presents highlights from the last week on In Tune including some of the latest stars to grace the stage of the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. Soprano Joyce DiDonato talks Berlioz, the award-winning Aris Quartet perform live and discuss their Proms debut, and we hear from singer Mikaela Bennett about her role at the phenomenal John Wilson Orchestra Prom celebrating the 'Golden Age of Hollywood'. Also the directors of Grimeborn opera festival stop by to talk about their reinvention of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
8/14/201931 minutes, 14 seconds
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Steven Devine, Juan Martín and Lise de la Salle

Sean Rafferty presents highlights from In Tune, with performances and interviews from Steven Devine, flamenco guitar legend Juan Martín, Lise de la Salle and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
8/6/201924 minutes, 6 seconds
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A little light music

The best live performances and interviews from across the week on In Tune, featuring Simon Keenlyside and Felicity Lott singing Kurt Weill, Hoagy Carmichael and Richard Rodgers. Katie Derham chats to composer Shirley Thompson about her new opera inspired by stories from women of the Windrush, and legendary folk artist Alistair Anderson plays the English concertina.
7/30/201925 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Treasures of Buckingham Palace & a Preview of the Proms

Sean Rafferty presents highlights from In Tune, with performances from Jennifer Pike + Martin Roscoe; a trio of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – James Pearson, Sam Burgess, and Alex Garnet; and from the In Tune broadcast from Imperial College - Solomon’s Knot and Yeol Eum Son. Plus a guided tour of Buckingham Palace with Dr. Amanda Foreman and Lucy Peter, and an interview with composer Zosha di Castri ahead of the Proms.
7/24/201925 minutes, 27 seconds
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Welsh folk and piano trios

Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by a mix of world-class ensembles; Welsh folk group 9Bach perform live and talk about this year's New Music Biennial in Hull and London, and there's beautiful performances from the Heath Quartet and the London Bridge Trio. Also on the podcast, clarinetist Julian Bliss discusses life on the road and performs works by Brahms and André Messager.
7/17/201932 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pavarotti, Passion, & American Folk

Katie Derham presents highlights from In Tune, featuring interviews with Pavarotti’s widow Nicoletta Mantovani, BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year Winner Andrei Kymach. Performances include acclaimed classical guitarist Xuefei Yang; a spirited take on Rossini by violinist Joo Yeon Sir & pianist Irena Andrievsky; and twins Adam & David Moss, known as The Brother Brothers, play American folk.
7/3/201918 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sopranos, Strings, and the 8-Bar Blues

Katie Derham presents highlights from In Tune, with performances jazz & blues artists Jacqui Dankworth + Charlie Wood; Echea, the Fellowship String Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music; rising star soprano Francesca Chiejina discusses Porgy & Bess; and Sean Rafferty goes to Glasgow for performances by students from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Glasgow University Chapel Choir in a special broadcast from the university’s Debating Chamber. Playlist: Cole Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye Performer: Jacqui Dankworth. Performer: Charlie Wood. Traditional New Orleans Junko Partner Performer: Charlie Wood Lonnie Chatmon/Walter Vinson Sitting On Top of the World Performer: Jacqui Dankworth. Performer: Charlie Wood. Joseph Haydn String Quartet in D major, Op 20 No 4 (4th mvt) Ensemble: Echéa Quartet. George Gershwin Summertime Performer: Francesca Chiejina. Performer: Jeremy Cooke. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor African Love Song Performer: Francesca Coleridge-Taylor. Performer: Jeremy Cooke. Benjamin Cooke Hark, hark the lark! Glasgow University Chapel Choir / Katy Cooper (cond.) Traditional Maids of Mitchelstown Folk Trio from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Robert Burns Scots Wha Hae Performer: Ríoghnach Connolly. Ensemble: Band of Burns
6/26/201923 minutes, 18 seconds
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Renée Fleming, Gerald Finley, Stile Antico

Live music from Gerald Finley + Julius Drake, Stile Antico, and we speak to Renée Fleming
6/18/201921 minutes, 13 seconds
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L’Arpeggiata, Raphael Wallfisch and the London Klezmer Quartet

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents musical highlights from In Tune, featuring early music group L'Arpeggiata with a jazzy rendition of a Thomas Morely tune, conductor Douglas Boyd talks about his latest project at Garsington Opera, and cellist Raphael Wallfisch celebrates one of Elgar's most famous works written for the cello. Plus, the London Klezmer Quartet take us through the musical traditions of Eastern Europe.
6/3/201921 minutes, 33 seconds
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Beethoven, Bach and Britney Spears

Highlights from BBC Radio 3's In Tune - Chloe Hanslip and Danny Driver explore the 'sunny side' of Beethoven, and pianist Chilly Gonzales explores the links between Bach and Britney Spears. Sean Rafferty also welcomes the latest crop of BBC New Generation Artists to the studio.
5/14/201920 minutes, 52 seconds
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Alexander McCall Smith and Angélique Kidjo

Katie Derham presents musical highlights from across the week on In Tune, including author Alexander McCall Smith on the music which inspires him ahead of a special BBC Symphony concert celebrating his work. Tenor Nicky Spence and pianist Julius Drake perform excerpts from Janáček's 'The Diary of One Who Disappeared' live in the studio, and Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo explores the African rhythms in the work of Cuban singer Celia Cruz. Photo credit: Laurent Seroussi
5/3/201923 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hold onto your 'sonic bonnets'...

Sean Rafferty presents the best live music and interviews from across the week. In Tune celebrates the launch of the Proms 2019 with performances from announced artists, including the wacky electronic duo Crewdson & Cevanne (with their 'sonic bonnet'!) Nigel Short and his choir Tenebrae pay tribute to Notre Dame after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the cathedral in Holy Week. Plus conductor John Wilson and singer Simon Butteriss chat to Sean about the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury, performed on period instruments.
4/23/201914 minutes, 57 seconds
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Le Vent du Nord, Arcangelo, Steven Osborne, Roman Mints

Québécois sensation that is Le Vent du Nord stop by to whip us into a frenzy; the pianist Steven Osborne ruminates on Beethoven's piano sonatas; the early music ensemble Arcangelo perform Vivaldi's homage to the French King Louis XV and we hear from Roman Mints and Alexander Kobrin about the early works of Paul Hindemith.
4/10/201920 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Power of Music: Bernard Haitink, Gabriel Jackson, Jeremy Denk and Aeham Ahmad

Bernard Haitink on a career spanning over six decades, Gabriel Jackson’s re-telling of The Passion of our Lord Jesus; pianist Jeremy Denk on his choice of repertoire and “The Pianist of Yarmouk”; Aeham Ahmad on the power of music to bring hope.
3/25/201925 minutes, 49 seconds
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Musical pearls, from classical to jazz

Sean Rafferty presents the best live music and interviews from across the week on In Tune. With jazz piano from Brad Mehldau, Bach at lightning speed from cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, and lovely lieder from tenor Simon Bode with pianist Igor Levit.
3/19/201921 minutes, 58 seconds
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Fatma Said on nearly becoming a pianist, Lise de la Salle and the rareness of beauty,

Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including pianist Lise de la Salle, Violinist Jennifer Pike, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Orchestra Valery Geriev, and Egyptian soprano Fatma Said.
3/12/201920 minutes, 40 seconds
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Andre Previn remembered

Soprano Renee Fleming, pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, and agent Jasper Parrott pay tribute to Andre Previn who passed away on 28th February. Also on the podcast, live music from supreme Bach master Angela Hewitt, baritone Roderick Williams on shifting perspectives in Schumann’s songs, plus cellist Jamal Aliyev and pianist Jâms Coleman debate the perfect driving soundtrack.
3/5/201929 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trailblazing guitarist Xuefei Yang

Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from the last week on In Tune, featuring guitarist Xuefei Yang, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of India Zane Dalal and tabla master extraordinaire Zakir Hussain, and recorder player Lucy Horsch with members of the Academy of Ancient Music.
2/26/201921 minutes, 33 seconds
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Spell Songs and Tasmin Little

Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including folk super-group Spell Songs, including Karine Polwart and Julie Fowlis, and their arrangement of Jackie Morris and Robert McFarlane's “The Lost Words” book, cochlear implant exhibition creator Tom Tlalim showcases what life would be like to listen to music while using one, and violinist Tasmin Little tells us about her last days performing live with her violin.
2/20/201926 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and folk duo Megson

Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, folk duo Megson, and violinist Leticia Moreno and accordion player Ksenija Sidorova.
2/12/201921 minutes, 26 seconds
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Biber and backstage secrets from opera stars

Katie Derham presents a host of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune. Featuring a stunning performance of Biber's Passacaglia in G minor from violinist Daniel Pioro, and French baroque pieces from Les Arts Florissants. Plus a frank conversation with Met Opera stars Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak about the reality of performing together onstage as a married couple.
2/5/201916 minutes, 40 seconds
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Laura Mvula and Burns Night

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including a warming 'a cappella' performance from Laura Mvula and Black Voices member Celia Wickham-Anderson. A chat about all things blue with violinist Pavel Sporcl and a touch of nostalgia in a performance from Kathryn Rudge and Christopher Glynn. All that topped off with a Burns Night special from the Band of Burns.
1/29/201924 minutes
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Spine-tingling Bach from violinist James Ehnes

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including a very special live solo violin performance from James Ehnes. Plus folk artist Sam Amidon with a haunting murder ballad, and singer Bernadette Robinson's remarkable musical impressions of the greatest 20th century songstresses.
1/22/201915 minutes, 29 seconds
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Paavo Jarvi on the magic of Sibelius, and folk trio The Young'uns

Live performances from baroque ensemble Spiritato! plus pianist Janina Fialkowska
1/16/201922 minutes, 58 seconds
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Song by Royal appointment - the Kingdom Choir and In Tune's Christmas Special

Sean Rafferty presents the Christmas edition of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune, including the gifted pianist Gloria Campaner, the all-female vocal ensemble Papagena, plus the talented cellist Guy Johnston. And, we end the year with a bang at In Tune with our Christmas special!
12/23/201818 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Morecambe and Wise of Christmas music

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty. Sean's guests this week included choral greats John Rutter, Bob Chilcott and Eric Whitacre, the Labèque sisters Katia and Marielle, violinist Ray Chen and cellist Johannes Moser.
12/17/201832 minutes, 35 seconds
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'I love singing, I love music: I just get on with it!' - Anne Sofie von Otter

Katie Derham presents a host of musical highlights from across the week on In Tune, including the always elegant Anne Sofie von Otter talking about the next steps in her ever-changing career. Two of the stars of the Opera Holland Park documentary reflect on their experiences in "Hip Hop to Opera", plus the visually impaired Chavez twins share their story about confronting obstacles through music. And the Castalian Quartet talk about competitions and King's Lynn.
12/10/201826 minutes
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Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Dame Sarah Connolly

Sean Rafferty presents a host of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune, including arguably the finest singer-pianist combinations on the planet: Dame Sarah Connolly with Joseph Middleton. A battle of the cellos ensues with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Ashok Koudaon, plus the talented Amatis Trio share how busking paved the way to their success. And, we hear from Soprano Marina Rebeka about the necessity of an entrepreneurial spirit in today’s opera world.
11/23/201821 minutes, 22 seconds
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"Musicians are like actors...you have to get under the composer's skin" - Emmanuel Despax

Sean Rafferty presents a host of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune, including Emmanuel Despax discussing how he tries to become Chopin’s vessel. We reminisce with Georgia Marcio about going from barwoman to centre stage at Ronnie Scotts. And finally we hear about how Alban Gerhardt struggles to perform with his eyes open.
10/16/201813 minutes, 5 seconds
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‘A lovely moustache, like a fish upon his face’ - Nicky Spence and William Vann on Hubert Parry

Katie Derham presents the In Tune Highlights: a selection of musical guests. Including Nicky Spence and William Vann talking about and singing Parry, Eric Lu winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, an exclusive walk around the Royal Opera House Open Up project and Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya.
9/26/201826 minutes, 58 seconds
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'I have the musical taste of a 19th century girl' - Chilly Gonzales

Sean Rafferty presents the In Tune Highlights, bringing you a top selection from the best musicians on the show. This week features former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov; Canadian baritone and star of Last Night of the Proms, Gerald Finley; genre-defying pianist Chilly Gonzales; and the internationally-celebrated Fidelio Trio.
9/14/201826 minutes, 30 seconds
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'The majesty of the Royal Albert Hall wheels you to give everything you can' - Semyon Bychkov

Sean Rafferty presents the In Tune Highlights, bringing you a top selection from the best musicians on the show this week. This week features the magical conductor Seymon Bychkov ahead of his proms performance, brothers Sam and Jack Furness chat Trial by Jury, Renee Fleming chats to Sean from New York ahead of her Broadway CD and finally, Worbey and Farrell give us a performance.
9/3/201822 minutes, 51 seconds
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'Why don't we forget everything and float like joy.. like a puff of smoke into the air' - Alice Coote, Soprano

Katie Derham presents the In Tune Highlights, bringing you a top selection from the best musicians on the show this week. This week Alice Coote performs live with Julius Drake ahead of their appearance at Machynlleth Festival, conductor Joshua Weilerstein and composer Gerard McBurney who are collaborating along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a special BBC Prom exploring the sound of an orchestra, and a group of musicians from The Bhavan enter the studio ahead of their performance at the National Theatre's community production of Shakespeare's Pericles.
8/31/201820 minutes, 36 seconds
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Edinburgh Festivals special

Sean Rafferty presents highlights from In Tune's annual trip to Edinburgh at festival time, with guests including Simon Callow, fiddle quartet Rant and members of the NYJO USA.
8/13/201819 minutes, 13 seconds
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"Most of the music we work with from this country only survives because it exists in sources abroad." Andrew Kirkman

Sean Rafferty presents the In Tune Highlights, bringing you a top selection from the best musicians on the show this week. This week features members of the early music ensemble the Banchois Consort and their founder Andrew Kirkman, pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs in the studio and Carmen takes a trip to Cuba courtesy of Christopher Renshaw and.Luna Manzanares Nardo
8/10/201820 minutes, 19 seconds
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'We make wonderful music with wonderful people and the music comes first!' - Jeffery Skidmore, Ex Cathedra director

Sean Rafferty presents the In Tune Highlights, bringing you a top selection from the best musicians on the show this week. This week features early music ensemble Ex Cathedra, the ever jazzy Curtis Stigers paying his respects to Frank Sinatra and the jazz continues with the spectacular pairing of Dame Evelyn Glennie and the HLK Trio.
7/18/201816 minutes, 4 seconds
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'The capacity of the human voice is stunning!' - Sir Bryn Terfel

Sean Rafferty presents the In Tune Highlights, bringing you a top selection from the best musicians on the show this week.
6/26/201823 minutes, 36 seconds
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"It's time to move on and let somebody else take up the baton..." The Schubert Ensemble on their last season after 35 years.

Sean Rafferty presents highlights from across the past week on In Tune including The Schubert Ensemble, conductor Alpesh Chauhan, Aidan O'Rourke and Kit Downes
6/19/201824 minutes, 45 seconds
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'It's a lovely little waltz if you fancy a dance round the kitchen!' - Andy Cutting and his Diatonic button accordion

Picks from across the week including Andy Cutting, The Prince Consort and Maxim Vengerov
6/12/201822 minutes, 24 seconds
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'There is a plethora of millions and millions of tunes that are just glorious!' - Eddi Reader at The Biggest Weekend 2018

Picks from across the week on In Tune. This week includes the singer-songwriter Eddi Reader and jazz connoisseur Jamie Cullum at BBC Radio 3's Biggest Weekend 2018. Katie also takes a trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 and has Vox Luminis in the studio, who enchant us with their English Renaissance.
6/5/201818 minutes, 36 seconds
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'It's the only time in history when music has been at the forefront of political change' - Andrew Carwood on 16th-century music

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, featuring dancer Zenaida Yanowsky choral director Andrew Carwood and violinist Lorenza Borrani.
5/16/201815 minutes, 36 seconds
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"Music for me is all about breathing and phrasing, and being involved with your whole body" - Conductor Kristjan Järvi

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty and Katie Derham, featuring folk legend Shirley Collins, conductor Kristjan Järvi and Ensemble Bash.
5/11/201819 minutes, 39 seconds
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"Do I play the tin whistle to relax? No - I play chess!" - Sir James Galway

Picks from across the week on In Tune, featuring Danielle de Niese, Sir James Galway, Menahem Pressler, Nevarro Quartet, Scarlett Thomas and Madrigal - Marin Constantin.
5/1/201826 minutes, 16 seconds
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'It's not sad, It's intense in all the ways we feel in life...' - Gisela João on Fado

Pick from across the week on In Tune, including Joseph Tawadros and Nemanja Radulovic
4/24/201826 minutes, 35 seconds
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‘The world’s biggest complex of arts organisations under one roof’ - Alexander Sitkovetsky on the Lincoln Center in New York

Picks from across the week with Sean Rafferty, including Kate Rusby, Sir Antonio Pappano and Matthew Whitaker. Plus musicians from the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center.
4/20/201829 minutes, 41 seconds
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'Her right hand is the best in the business' - Pablo Ferrández on Anne-Sophie Mutter

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter and Pablo Ferrández, Jess Gillam and Zeynep Ozsuca, and Anthony Parnther.
4/12/201828 minutes, 55 seconds
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"I spend most of act two in bed...it's quite enjoyable!" - Soraya Mafi on playing Titania, Queen of the fairies.

Sean Rafferty presents picks from across the week on In Tune, including soprano Soraya Mafi , artist Edmund De Waal and the Linos Piano Trio.
3/20/201824 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Writing folk music is a little bit like digging for treasure; you just have to find it and uncover it' Ange Hardy

Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Sir Willard White and Charles Hazlewood.
3/9/201824 minutes, 14 seconds
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"...One of the pleasures is you can travel centuries of thinking and human perspective..." Jeremy Denk on Classical Music

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty. His guests this week are violinist Sergej Krylov playing Bach and Paganini. Pianist Jeremy Denk who plays Prokofiev and Beethoven. We meet two of the Nuns from the Guildhall School Opera department’s award-winning presentation of Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites. And a visit to the Tower of London in the company of organist and Master of Music of the Chapels Royal, Colm Carey.
3/5/201825 minutes, 31 seconds
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"I started learning the piano and didn't get very far. I didn't persist..." Sir Trevor McDonald

Katie Derham is joined by journalist and broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald. He talks about his favourite music as well as growing up in the West Indies and meeting Ella Fitzgerald.
3/1/201810 minutes, 8 seconds
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"We've got fairies flying all over the stage...It's very expensive!" Cal McCrystal on Iolanthe

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty. His guests this week are the pianist Zhang Zuo, director Cal McCrystal, who chats about his new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe, and three of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's rising stars - Ciara Hendrick, James Way and James Newby.
2/20/201823 minutes, 5 seconds
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'I heard my recording in a shop and hardly recognised it; it sounded like a caricature!' - Mischa Maisky

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty. His guests this week are Hollywood superstar Leslie Caron, who appeared in such classic films as An American in Paris and Gigi; young South African soprano Pretty Yende, who joined us live from The Met in New York; and supreme cellist Mischa Maisky.
2/14/201824 minutes, 24 seconds
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"Opera is the most international of all art forms" - John Allison

Sean Rafferty presents highlights from Radio 3's In Tune, including International Opera Awards chair John Allison, International Opera Awards finalist Lauren Fagan, classical guitarist Sean Shibe on how he wants to push the boundaries of what people expect from him and Ensemble 360, who talk to Sean about their native Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
2/7/201815 minutes, 48 seconds
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“They are both supercars!” – Joseph Calleja on his Tosca co-stars Angela Gheorghiu and Adrianne Pieczonka.

Katie Derham presents highlights from BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, including Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja who sang for us on his 40th birthday, mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy on the golden ratio in music, conductor François-Xavier Roth chatting about the sound of gut strings and a small taste of cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason…
1/31/201817 minutes, 11 seconds
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'Teletubbies with brass instruments...' - A4 Brass on their USP as an ensemble

Highlights from the week, with A4 Brass, Colin Currie, James O'Donnell and Julie Fowlis.
1/23/201824 minutes, 49 seconds
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'Familiarity breeds... bickering!' - Anna Tilbrook on 20 years working with James Gilchrist

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty. His guests this week include the world renowned a cappella group The King's Singers, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook reflect on 20 years working together, and Kyra Humphreys celebrates two decades with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Plus choreographer Frank Andersen, one of the world's leading experts on Bournonville ballets.
1/16/201825 minutes, 37 seconds
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"And there we are, our portraits singing away" - Gerald Finley on being featured on Canadian postage stamps

Highlights from the week, including Gerald Finley, Mathilde Milwidsky & Gavin Sutherland.
1/8/201825 minutes, 33 seconds
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"He was such a symbol of national unity and integrity." - Alexandra Dariescu on the late King Michael I of Romania

Sean Rafferty walks around the new Charles II exhibition with curator Rufus Bird. Plus chats with Henning Kraggerud, The City Musick and pianist Alexandra Dariescu.
12/19/201719 minutes, 2 seconds
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My soul is part of my instrument - Angela Gheorghiu

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: soprano Angela Gheorghiu remembers working with Solti and talks about getting back into the recording studio; actor Robert Lindsay channels his inner Ebenezer Scrooge; and flautist Juliette Bausor with pianist Tim Horton attempt to resist the urge to make puns about CPE Bach's 'Hamburger Suite' (with limited success).
12/14/201723 minutes, 44 seconds
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"You can turn a concert hall into a forest in an instant." - Tan Dun on using organic sounds as an instrument

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Katie Derham, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon composer Tan Dun, musicologist Robert Levin and New York's Harlem Quartet.
12/5/201722 minutes, 3 seconds
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"He had style, he had panache... we were all in his shadow" - Sir Bryn Terfel on the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato with conductor Sir Antonio Pappano, and pianist Imogen Cooper. Plus, in the week of the untimely death of Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conductor Semyon Bychkov and Sir Bryn Terfel pay him tribute.
11/30/201724 minutes, 36 seconds
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“I learned fado as I learned to speak Portuguese” - Carminho

Sean Rafferty chats with Russian maestro Valery Gergiev, discovering how he goes beyond the score to create the incredible sounds from the orchestras he conducts. We also hear from organist Anne Page, who has played most of the organs in Cambridge, and from fado singer Carminho, who is currently giving a Portuguese edge to the music of Brazillian bossa nova legend Tom Jobim.
11/27/201725 minutes, 5 seconds
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"Sometimes we don't really want to expose our soul" - Yevgeny Sudbin

Highlights from the week, including Russian musicians Semyon Bychkov and Yevgeny Sudbin.
11/14/201725 minutes, 31 seconds
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“He loves music and he loves sharing. I do too!” - Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop on the moment she decided she wanted to be a conductor, after encountering/watching Leonard Bernstein as a 9 year old at a Young Persons Concert. This week’s podcast also includes conversations with two great musical partnerships; the French pianist Louis Lortie and violinst Augustin Dumay, as well as the pianist Inon Barnatan and the cellist Alissa Weilerstein, who first began performing together during a cold Boston winter…
11/14/201720 minutes, 21 seconds
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"I found my voice with this fantastic Stradivari Cello" - Istvan Vardai

Highlights from the week, including Jessica Duchen, Vienna Piano Trio and Benjamin Appl.
10/31/201726 minutes, 55 seconds
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'A marvellously exciting thing to have done' - Stephen Fry on writing an opera libretto

Picks from across the week on In Tune. Sean Rafferty talks to Stephen Fry about penning an opera libretto for the composer Louis Mander; Angela Hewitt discusses Bach and Scarlatti; and Alice Sara Ott explains the childlike essence of Grieg's music.
10/24/201718 minutes, 51 seconds
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"Listening is, I suppose, an instrument of love" - Dame Evelyn Glennie

Picks from the past week including Dame Evelyn Glennie, Jennifer Pike and Sam Lee.
10/19/201724 minutes, 40 seconds
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"What have I done, what am I doing here?!" - Alistair McGowan

Picks from the past week including Alistair McGowan, Maria Razumovskaya & Sir Mark Elder.
10/5/201725 minutes, 59 seconds
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"I'm just finishing a concerto...I don't think I'm allowed to tell you!" - Joby Talbot

Picks from across the week with Sean Rafferty: Carlos Acosta, Joby Talbot, the V&A
10/5/201717 minutes, 28 seconds
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"Now I look back on it, it seems a little insane that I did that at 16!" Esther Yoo

Picks from across the week with Sean Rafferty: Hershey Felder, Craig Ogden, ETO
9/26/201719 minutes, 56 seconds
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'I'm a very, very happy man' - Sir Simon Rattle

Picks from across the week on In Tune. Sean talks to Sir Simon Rattle on the eve of his debut concert at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra, and cabaret singer Ute Lemper about reclaiming the German language. Plus a special guest wishes Sean a very happy 20th anniversary of presenting the show.
9/25/201716 minutes, 46 seconds
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'I jump into the fire and try not to get burnt' - tenor Michael Fabiano

Picks from across the week, including Dame Felicity Lott and tenor Michael Fabiano. Sean talks to Dame Felicity Lott about her role in the Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition; oud virtuoso Yair Dalal plays and talks about his Iraqi Jewish heritage; fabulous tenor Michael Fabiano tells us about his music education work and current role in La Boheme; and mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, one of the Wigmore Hall song competition winners, performs live in the studio.
9/21/201723 minutes, 25 seconds
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'He said a lot of strange things... and he wasn't always sober either!' - Leif Ove Andsnes on Sibelius

Picks from across the week on In Tune. Sean talks to a pair of great Russian maestros in Valery Gergiev and Vasily Petrenko; Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes talks Sibelius and Beethoven; and young British composer Hannah Kendall tells us about her BBC commission for Chineke! Orchestra's debut Prom.
9/4/201718 minutes, 38 seconds
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"It's never been done before, so I thought I'd have a go!" - comedian Vikki Stone

Picks from the week, including Lucie Horsch, Rachel Kelly, Vikki Stone, and Chineke!
8/29/201717 minutes, 46 seconds
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'I'm not a good enough pianist to play a bad piano' - Mitsuko Uchida

Picks from across the week on In Tune including pianist Mitsuko Uchida, organists William Whitehead and Robert Quinney and jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth with pianist Charlie Wood.
8/21/201727 minutes, 57 seconds
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"After doing a concerto I sit in and play at the back of the section - it's the best music to play in" - Alban Gerhardt

Picks from the week, including Dave Holland, Alban Gerhardt and a trip to Edinburgh.
8/15/201719 minutes, 9 seconds
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'This is the ultimate in helicopter parenting...' - James Morrison on performing with two of his sons

Picks from the week, including the James Morrison Quartet, Sir Andrew Davis and NYO GB.
8/7/201723 minutes, 23 seconds
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'The sound that Joseph taught to us, he learned from The Dream' - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein. She talks to Albert Mazibuko of the great choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo; conductor, composer and Proms favourite Jules Buckley; and pianist Zhang Zuo aka Zee Zee.
8/1/201719 minutes, 3 seconds
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"Here's to the liberation for the People's Model of Convenience Bassoon Bag"

Picks from across the week, including Joshua Weilerstein, Amy Harman and Gaurav Mazumdar.
7/25/201721 minutes, 15 seconds
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'Sean, if you and I went to Madagascar we might never come home...' - Ailish Tynan

Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Ailish Tynan, Jon Boden and Mark Padmore
7/20/201727 minutes, 28 seconds
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'We're quite a mafia now' - Andreas Ottensamer on his clarinet-playing family

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla enthuses about her orchestra the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andreas Ottensamer reveals the secret of what makes a good clarinettist; and choral director Simon Halsey and composer Andrew Norman take us to the moon (via a children's opera project).
7/12/201720 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Those that did come back would have had a pang of conscious at leaving a rose or two in Picardy' - Gerald Finley

Picks from across the week including bass-baritone Gerald Finley, conductor David Hill, trumpeter John Wallace, soprano Natalya Romaniw and Ron Davis with his Sympharonica orchestra
7/6/201722 minutes, 42 seconds
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'The choir is somehow a symbol of humanity joining together' - John Rutter

Jam-packed with picks from this week's In Tune, including John Rutter, Rowan Williams, Louise Alder, Jessica Cottis, Michael Spyres, Albina Shagimuratova, Avi Avital & Omer Avital
6/26/201724 minutes, 19 seconds
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'Music is something that bridges gaps and transforms lives' - Sir Bryn Terfel

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein including Sir Bryn Terfel, Sir Thomas Allen, Pekka Kuusisto and Lise Davidsen. Plus Québécois folk group Le Vent du Nord.
6/19/201726 minutes, 18 seconds
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'I wanted get my fingers into the clay and be able to shape it, form it and play with it': Michael Tilson Thomas on Brahms

Picks from across the week, including Michael Tilson Thomas and Joseph Calleja.
6/13/201720 minutes, 36 seconds
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"There's nothing quite like it, it stimulates the imagination."

Picks from across the week, including Chris Riddell, Rachel Podger, Nicholas Collon and Dame Beryl Grey.
6/9/201727 minutes, 19 seconds
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The mixture of all these personalities with one aim, to make perfect music... it's a wonderful result

Picks from across the week on In Tune. Sean Rafferty's guests include soprano Pretty Yende, conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the Danish String Quartet.
6/2/201723 minutes, 20 seconds
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'Before I play a concert I like spaghetti and meatballs' - pianist Jeremy Denk

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein, featuring pianist Jeremy Denk, conductor Karina Canellakis, contralto Sonia Prina and fiddle player Sam Sweeney.
5/22/201725 minutes, 46 seconds
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'Like Shakespeare, he's interested in human life in all its forms' Nicholas Mulroy on Monteverdi

Top picks from across the week on In Tune including conductor Andrew Litton, tenor Bryan Hymel and soprano Kristin Lewis from the Royal Opera House, saxophonist and composer John Harle, tenor Nicholas Mulroy with lutenist Toby Carr, and French Harpsichordist Jean Rondeau with percussionist Keyvan Chemirani.
5/15/201733 minutes, 46 seconds
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‘Like a clock face, the 12 note rhythm just keeps clicking round one…’ - Colin Currie on Clapping Music

Picks from across the week on In Tune. Sean Rafferty's guests include dancer Edward Watson, percussionist Colin Currie, violinist Alexandra Soumm, horn player Ben Goldscheider, and Kathleen Ferrier Award Winner Julien van Mellaerts. Plus music from the London Adventist Chorale as part of Radio 3's Breaking Free: Martin Luther's Revolution season.
5/10/201727 minutes, 50 seconds
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Robert Hollingworth "You wake up the 1st January 1600 and think 'great, it's the baroque, let's invent opera'"

Top picks from across the week on In Tune including Roderick Williams and Tasmin Little
5/6/201720 minutes, 27 seconds
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'I remember trying to steal Rostropovich's spike out of his cello' - Daniel Hope

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: violinist Daniel Hope, conductor Marin Alsop, choral director David Skinner and violinist Min Kym. Plus a jazzy little encore courtesy of choral group Voces 8.
4/18/201725 minutes, 32 seconds
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'If you wanna be more than a virtuoso, first you have to BE a virtuoso' Murray Perahia quoting Vladimir Horowitz

Top picks from across the week on In Tune, including pianist Murray Perahia, Oliver Mears and Antonio Pappano from the Royal Opera House, and crime novelist Donna Leon. Plus pianist Joseph Middleton who was recently nominated for two Royal Philharmonic Society Awards with soprano Mary Bevan, and finally folk musicians Kathryn Tickell and Amy Thatcher from Radio 3's Uproot Festival in Hull.
4/11/201727 minutes, 55 seconds
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'Beethoven 5 is so great and so popular that it's weirdly underrated' - Joshua Bell

Picks from the week including Melvyn Tan and Dan Newell.
4/3/201726 minutes, 35 seconds
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Banging the drum for In Tune with the Yamato Drummers of Japan

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein: folk musician Eliza Carthy on receiving her MBE, the multitalented Christian Lindberg, actor Carole Boyd (of Archers fame), and the Yamato Drummers of Japan.
3/27/201724 minutes, 5 seconds
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'It touches me so deeply, I can't find the right words' Vladimir Ashkenazy on Elgar

Picks from across the week on In Tune including Vladimir Ashkenazy, saxophonist Courtney Pine, baritone Christopher Purves, klezmer band She'Koyokh, and pianolist Rex Lawson.
3/21/201728 minutes, 4 seconds
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'By singing they recovered their hope' - Jordi Savall

Picks from the week including Leif Ove Andsnes, Errollyn Wallen, Adrian Brendel, Joanna MacGregor and David Harsent.
3/13/201729 minutes, 47 seconds
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'Opera is about dilemma, not about plot' - Thomas Hampson

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: opera singers Thomas Hampson, Michael Fabiano and Tara Erraught, pianist Alexandra Dariescu, and a duo from Welsh folk band 9Bach. Plus highlights from Sean's trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, for the 'Madonnas and Miracles' exhibition.
3/7/201727 minutes, 32 seconds
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'It's inconceivable that I would pass a day without large infusions of music' Simon Callow

Picks from across the week on In Tune including piano legend John Lill; trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom; folk trio Leveret; and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja; plus the unmistakable voice of the actor, writer and director Simon Callow.
2/28/201731 minutes, 13 seconds
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'Benjamin Britten's folk song arrangements just didn't sound right...' - Shirley Collins

Picks from the week on In Tune, including folk legend Shirley Collins, pianist Llyr Williams, singers Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood, and organist Stephen Farr.
2/20/201728 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sergeant John Tomlinson whips the Radio 3 choir into shape...

Picks from the week on In Tune, featuring bass Sir John Tomlinson; cellist Alisa Weilerstein; folk musicians Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and Nathanial Mann; pianist Martin James Bartlett; and tenor Michael Spyers.
2/13/201723 minutes, 43 seconds
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'Listening to Bach just sorts you out' Rachel Podger

Picks from across the week on In Tune, including mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, guitarist Derek Gripper, organist and choir director Robert Quinney, baroque violinist Rachel Podger and last but not least the Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley.
2/6/201730 minutes, 7 seconds
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'Music is a bridge between different nations and cultures and religions' - Anne-Sophie Mutter

Sean Rafferty talks to violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, conductor Marin Alsop and pianists Mitsuko Uchida, the Labèque sisters and Tamara Stefanovich with Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
1/30/201728 minutes, 21 seconds
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'We're having an extraordinary amount of fun already' - Sir Simon Rattle on working with the LSO

Picks of the week, featuring conductor Simon Rattle, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, actor John Standing, and soprano Mhairi Lawson.
1/23/201727 minutes, 49 seconds
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'All we can do as artists is come together and say 'This is a vision of unity'' Renée Fleming

Highlights from the week on In Tune including opera star Renée Fleming on her new CD which includes her take on Björk, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage on his latest piece for Simon Rattle. Film music expert and all round musical genius Neil Brand gives us his take on the musicals ahead of his new BBC 4 series. Harvey and the Wallbangers bring some close harmony magic to the proceedings as they return with a new line up after 30 years out of the limelight. Jonathan Cohen, conductor of Arcangelo, talks baroque and about his new CD with counter tenor Iestyn Davies. Classical Opera round off with a snippet from their epic Mozart series with performance from soprano Gemma Summerfield, bass-baritone Ashley Riches and Ian Page on piano.
1/17/201728 minutes, 27 seconds
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'Webern should make you smile just like Schubert does' - Edward Gardner

Picks from the first week of In Tune in 2017, in which BBC Radio 3 celebrated the Second Viennese School as part of 'Breaking Free', its year-long focus on Revolutions. Suzy talks to conductor Edward Gardner, Max Baillie and Sebastian van Kuijk of Aurora Orchestra, and folk musician Ange Hardy. Plus actor Kelly Price and baroque specialist Peter McCarthy talk about All the Angels, Nick Drake's play about Handel's Messiah.
1/10/201721 minutes, 29 seconds
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'We have played in night clubs...a few medieval drinking songs, music based on drum and bass' BLOCK4, the recorder quartet

Sean Rafferty with guests from across the week on In Tune, including harpsichordist and director Trevor Pinnock, folk duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, the Doric String Quartet, The King's Men (close harmony group of choral scholars from King's College Cambridge) with composer and Radio 3 presenter Michael Berkeley on his commission for Nine Lessons and Carols, and BLOCK4 the recorder quartet from BBC Classical Introducing.
12/20/201624 minutes, 32 seconds
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In Tune heads to Outer Space (via Cornwall)

Picks from the week with Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein, including highlights from our trip to Cornwall. Featuring Will Gregory, Ian Jones, The Changing Room, Sally Beamish, George Fenton, Charles Hazlewood and Christian Zacharias.
12/13/201630 minutes, 16 seconds
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'The only way I could achieve this was by running away' - Sir Peter Wright on becoming a dancer

Picks from the week including Hilary Hahn, Sophie Raworth, and Alistair McGowan.
12/5/201619 minutes, 40 seconds
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'Despair is our biggest enemy' Joyce DiDonato

Sean Rafferty with highlights from across the week on In Tune. American opera star, Joyce DiDonato, came in to talk about her new disc and why she is so passionate about it, Jools Holland was in the studio telling us about his duets al fresco with birds on the Kent marshes, conductors Rumon Gamba and Scott Dunn on why Richard Rodney Bennett was such a special composer, and the home-grown talent that is mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly gave us some Britten along with Joseph Middleton on piano.
11/28/201624 minutes, 58 seconds
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'I think we should be more concerned about the next generation of audiences' - Thomas Hampson

Picks from the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: film composer Hans Zimmer, baritone Thomas Hampson, harpist Ailie Robertson, opera director Oliver Mears and choral director Robert Hollingworth.
11/21/201630 minutes, 4 seconds
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'We need his music now, more than ever' Jacob Collier on Leonard Cohen

Picks from the week with Sean Rafferty: conductor Iván Fischer talks to Suzy Klein about Zoltán Kocsis and Isata Kanneh-Mason performs live at the In Tune special edition marking Black And British season at the BBC, conductor Odaline de la Martinez on American female composers, Anne Sofie von Otter with string quartet Brooklyn Ryder, and jazz multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier with his version of 'Hallelujah' in a touching tribute to Leonard Cohen.
11/14/201629 minutes, 30 seconds
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'Everybody owns Shakespeare now...' - Joan Armatrading

Picks from the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein and Clemency Burton-Hill: Joan Armatrading, John Butt, John Spiers, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Lucy Parham with Henry Goodman.
11/7/201630 minutes, 38 seconds
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'When you sing it releases your inner humanity and expresses your soul' - John Rutter

Sarah Walker talks to composer John Rutter, ballet dancers Laura Morera and Viviana Durante, composer Mark Simpson, conductor Peter Phillips, and soprano Danielle de Niese.
10/31/201628 minutes, 54 seconds
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'I want young children to come to concerts and sit in the front row' Dame Fanny Waterman

A selection of Sean Rafferty's guests from across the week on In Tune include Dame Fanny Waterman, singer Katie Melua, composer Raymond Yiu and soprano Measha Brueggergosman.
10/24/201628 minutes, 28 seconds
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'I had to be free in every way... artistically and politically' - Semyon Bychkov

Picks from the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: conductor Semyon Bychkov, pianist Lucas Debargue, folk singer Kate Rusby, auctioneer Simon Maguire, and The Horne Section.
10/17/201628 minutes, 57 seconds
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'There was always a very strong atmosphere of humour and enjoyment' Sally Beamish on Sir Neville Marriner

Iestyn Davies, Samuel West, Joshua Bell, Southbank Gamelan, James Gilchrist.
10/11/201630 minutes, 24 seconds
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'If I had been born in Dusseldorf, we wouldn't be having this conversation' Steve Reich

In Tune's weekly podcast featuring guests from Radio 3's residency at the Southbank Centre: BBC Director General Tony Hall, American composer Steve Reich, ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, jazz duo Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe, violinist Nicola Benedetti, BBC Young Musician 2016 Sheku Kanneh-Mason and bass Sir Willard White.
10/3/201626 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sean and the Giant Squid (and other In Tune adventures)

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: soprano Lucy Crowe with conductor David Bates, Apple of my Eye, Jane Hanson, and film composer Patrick Doyle.
9/23/201627 minutes, 23 seconds
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'Grandpa Don was a wonderful pianist' - Greta Bradman

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein
9/20/201624 minutes, 48 seconds
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'...something from this beautiful land that is Peru'

Juan Diego Flórez, soprano Tamara Wilson and mezzo soprano Alisa Kolosova, playwright Dennis Kelly, jazz singer Georgia Mancio and Alan Broadbent plus tenor Javier Camarena.
9/12/201625 minutes, 24 seconds
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'An artist should be conscious about what is going on in the world' - Maria João Pires

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: Berlin Philharmonic Horn Quartet, Chineke!, Maria João Pires, Gustav Mahler Jungendorchester and Don Kipper Duo.
9/2/201629 minutes, 36 seconds
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Stephen Hough, Sally Beamish, Robert Thompson, Emily Pailthorpe, Maxim Rysanov, Alexander Sitkovetsky

In Tune's weekly podcast
8/30/201631 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nico Muhly, Barry Wordsworth, Liza Pulman, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Norma Winstone

Suzy Klein with highlights from across the week on Radio 3's In Tune.
8/23/201630 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jules Buckley, Paul and Huw Watkins, Jonathan Cohen, In Tune live in Edinburgh

Suzy Klein with highlights from across the week on Radio 3's In Tune.
8/15/201628 minutes, 6 seconds
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Menahem Pressler, Alban Gerhardt, Kathryn Rudge, Fanny Waterman, Choro Matiz

Sean is joined by pianists Menahem Pressler and Fanny Waterman, cellist Alban Gerhardt, mezzo Kathryn Rudge and Brazil folk music duo Choro Matiz
8/8/201621 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bernard Haitink, Vikki Stone, Diana Ambache, Vadim Gluzman

This week, Sean Rafferty is joined by conductor Bernard Haitink, musician-turned-stand up comedian Vikki Stone, pianist Diana Ambache and the violinist Vadim Gluzman.
8/2/201613 minutes, 48 seconds
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Marc Minkowski, Nancy Kerr, Nishat Khan, Kevin Clifton, Soraya Mafi

Sean Rafferty with highlights from across the week on In Tune. This week, he's joined by conductor Marc Minkowski, folk singer Nancy Kerr, sitar player Nishat Khan, soprano Soraya Mafi and the Strictly dancer Kevin Clifton
7/25/201629 minutes, 52 seconds
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Handel at Boughton 19 JUL 2016

Sean Rafferty visits Boughton House as the Handel exhibition opens to the public.
7/19/201612 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kevin Clifton 19 JUL 2016

Dance star Kevin Clifton talks to Sean about the upcoming Strictly Prom.
7/19/20165 minutes, 32 seconds
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Michael Crawford and Richard Taylor 13 JUL 2016

Musicals superstar Michael Crawford and composer Richard Taylor on The Go-Between.
7/14/20165 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sol Gabetta 12 JUL 2016

Cellist Sol Gabetta talks to Suzy about playing at this year's First Night of the Proms.
7/13/201612 minutes, 45 seconds
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Gemma Arterton and Nigel Hess 12 JUL 2016

Gemma Arterton and Nigel Hess chat to Suzy about Shakespeare, brioche and pigeons.
7/13/201612 minutes, 26 seconds
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John Wilson 11 JUL 2016

Suzy Klein speaks to conductor John Wilson
7/12/201613 minutes, 31 seconds
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Gabriella Swallow 08 JUL 2016

Cellist Gabriella Swallow chats to Suzy about her 'Urban Family' of musical friends.
7/11/201610 minutes, 12 seconds
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Guy Johnston 07 JUL 2016

Suzy talks to cellist Guy Johnston ahead of his Herbert Howells world premiere
7/8/201612 minutes, 31 seconds
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Clare Hammond 06 JUL 2016

Pianist Clare Hammond chats to Suzy about collaborating with composer Ken Hesketh.
7/6/20168 minutes, 37 seconds
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Barry Humphries 05 JUL 2016

The actor and comedian talks about performing Weimar Cabaret with Meow Meow.
7/6/201611 minutes, 47 seconds
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Evelyn Glennie 04 JUL 2016

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie tells Suzy about all the things you can do with a drum.
7/5/20167 minutes, 13 seconds
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Lucy Parham and Oliver Condy 01 JUL 2016

Sean talks to pianists Lucy Parham and Oliver Condy ahead of the Cheltenham Festival
7/4/20169 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cappella Romana 30 JUN 2016

Director of Cappella Romana Alexander Lingas talks about the medieval liturgy of Cyprus.
7/1/201611 minutes, 5 seconds
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Gianandrea Noseda 29 JUN 2016

Sean Rafferty talks to conductor Gianandrea Noseda ahead of his Royal Opera House debut
6/30/201612 minutes, 51 seconds
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Yvonne Howard 27 JUN 2016

The mezzo talks about performing in Wagner's Ring Cycle with Opera North.
6/28/201611 minutes, 47 seconds
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Andreas Ottensamer 24 JUN 2016

Sean talks to Andreas Ottensamer, principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic.
6/27/20167 minutes, 38 seconds
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Luca Alessandrini 23 JUN 2016

Suzy talks to design postgraduate Luca Alessandrini about his new spider-silk violin.
6/24/20169 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rufus Norris 22 JUN 2016

Artistic Director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris chats to Suzy.
6/23/201610 minutes, 5 seconds
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Colin Currie 21 JUN 2016

Percussionist Colin Currie chats about working with Steve Reich and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
6/22/201611 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pekka Kuusisto 20 JUN 2016

The violinist talks about his upcoming Wigmore Hall concert.
6/21/201615 minutes, 26 seconds
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Benjamin Millepied 17 JUN 2016

Dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied talks to Suzy about the state of ballet today
6/20/20169 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tate Modern Feature 16 JUN 2016

Georgia Mann visits the new Tate Modern extension.
6/17/20167 minutes, 8 seconds
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Alan Menken 15 JUN 2016

The Hollywood composer chats about the new London theatre production of Aladdin.
6/15/201612 minutes, 16 seconds
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Gregory Kunde 14 JUN 2016

Tenor Gregory Kunde on his Royal Opera House debut, and appearing in Mission: Impossible.
6/15/201610 minutes, 23 seconds
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Imogen Cooper 6 JUN 2016

Pianist Imogen Cooper on rediscovering Chopin, the Liszt-Wagner relationship and her early start in music.
6/7/201613 minutes, 33 seconds
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Martyn Brabbins 31 MAY 2016

Martyn Brabbins on life as a conductor, neglected works and a concert of premieres with London Sinfonietta.
6/1/201611 minutes, 26 seconds
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Anna Meredith 30 MAY 2016

Composer Anna Meredith chats about her new work for the Scottish Ensemble.
5/31/20168 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton and Richard Stokes 27 MAY 2016

Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton and Richard Stokes on The Penguin Book of English Song.
5/28/201613 minutes, 16 seconds
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Joseph Horovitz 26 MAY 2016

Sean chats to composer Joseph Horovitz on his 90th birthday.
5/27/201612 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rev Richard Coles and Martin Baker 24 MAY 2016

To celebrate the launch of BBC Get Playing, Suzy talks to lapsed organist Rev Richard Coles, who is offered some advice by Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral.
5/25/20165 minutes, 37 seconds
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Sean takes a look around this year's show and talks to Dame Evelyn Glennie and Peter Eustance about their acoustic garden.
5/24/20168 minutes, 16 seconds
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Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien 23 MAY 2016

The violin and piano duo on performing together, and on their new CD of Mozart Sonatas.
5/24/201612 minutes, 31 seconds
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Branford Marsalis 20 MAY 2016

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis talks about conquering his fear of playing classical music.
5/23/201613 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ensemble MidtVest 17 MAY 2016

Suzy talks to members of the versatile Danish chamber group Ensemble MidtVest.
5/18/20169 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason 16 MAY 2016

The cellist talks about winning the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition.
5/17/201614 minutes, 19 seconds
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Karole Armitage 13 MAY 2016

Dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage on working with George Balanchine and choreographing Stravinsky’s Agon for a performance with Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
5/16/20169 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Marian Consort 13 MAY 2016

Suzy chats to Rory McCleery, Clare Norburn and Gerald Kyd about composer Carlo Gesualdo.
5/13/201612 minutes
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Debbie Wiseman 11 MAY 2016

The composer talks about writing the music for Wolf Hall, and for the Queen's birthday.
5/12/201612 minutes, 42 seconds
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Paul Lewis 10 MAY 2016

The pianist on his love of Beethoven and Schubert, and on learning the bagpipes.
5/11/201615 minutes, 1 second
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Maxim Rysanov 09 MAY 2016

Maxim Rysanov chats to Suzy about Pēteris Vasks's new Viola Concerto, written for him.
5/10/20169 minutes, 34 seconds
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Joe Stilgoe 05 MAY 2016

Joe Stilgoe chats to Sean about nostalgia, shoes and walking the boards of the West End.
5/6/20167 minutes, 18 seconds
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Lesley Garrett 29 APR 2016

Soprano Lesley Garrett chats to Sean about her latest operatic role: a toilet attendant.
5/3/201611 minutes, 49 seconds
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Max Richter 27 APR 2016

Composer, performer and producer Max Richter chats to Sean about his 8-hour lullaby Sleep
4/28/201610 minutes, 25 seconds
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Stephen Layton 26 APR 2016

The conductor Stephen Layton talks to Sean Rafferty.
4/27/201611 minutes, 10 seconds
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Donna Leon 21 APR 2016

Suzy talks to author Donna Leon about Venice, food and her love of Baroque opera.
4/22/201611 minutes, 36 seconds
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Simon Callow 20 APR 2016

Actor Simon Callow on his early experiences of Shakespeare and a special Shakespeare400 gala concert he is curating with London Philharmonic Orchestra
4/21/201610 minutes, 47 seconds
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Joanne Harris 19 APR 2016

Suzy talks to author Joanne Harris about her new book, Different Class.
4/20/201615 minutes, 22 seconds
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Javier Perianes 18 APR 2016

Pianist Javier Perianes talks about his passion for Spanish music.
4/19/201610 minutes, 6 seconds
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Zubin Mehta 15 APR 2016

Conductor Zubin Mehta talks to Suzy ahead of three 80th Birthday concerts in Mumbai.
4/18/20167 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sir Neville Marriner and Till Fellner 14 APR 2016

The pianist Till Fellner joins Sir Neville Marriner for his 92nd birthday celebrations.
4/15/201613 minutes, 51 seconds
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This is a Voice at Wellcome Collection 14 APR 2016

Suzy Klein meets the curator of This is a Voice, an exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
4/15/20168 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tanita Tikaram 12 APR 2016

Suzy chats to singer/songwriter Tanita Tikaram about her music and influences.
4/13/201610 minutes, 56 seconds
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Nigel Kennedy 11 APR 2016

The legendary violinist chats to Suzy ahead of concerts with the Oxford Philharmonic.
4/12/201614 minutes, 56 seconds
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Masaaki Suzuki 07 APR 2016

Conductor and Bach expert Masaaki Suzuki talks to Sean Rafferty about his work with the Bach Collegium Japan. His son and fellow musician Masato Suzuki joins them.
4/8/201610 minutes, 57 seconds
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Peter Donohoe 06 APR 2016

Pianist Peter Donohoe chats to Sean about Russian music, ELP and the key of F minor.
4/7/201610 minutes, 56 seconds
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James Conway 04 APR 2016

Sean talks to director James Conway about English Touring Opera's new production of Donizetti's rarely performed opera Pia de' Tolomei
4/5/201611 minutes, 44 seconds
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Roberto Alagna 30 MAR 2016

Sean talks to tenor Roberto Alagna from The Met in New York, where he is singing Puccini.
3/31/20167 minutes, 40 seconds
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George Stiles and Anthony Drewe 28 MARCH 2016

The composer and lyricist discuss their musicals Travels with my Aunt and Mary Poppins.
3/29/201611 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jonathan Biss 16 MAR 2016

Suzy discusses Beethoven with pianist Jonathan Biss.
3/21/20169 minutes, 19 seconds
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Yundi 15 MARCH 2016

Pianist Yundi talks to Sean about performing Chopin.
3/17/20169 minutes, 30 seconds
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Judith Weir on Sir Peter Maxwell Davies 14 MAR 2016

Composer Judith Weir talks to Sean about the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
3/15/20166 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lang Lang 07 MAR 2016

Superstar pianist Lang Lang chats to Suzy about his new piano method books for beginners
3/8/20169 minutes, 19 seconds
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Anne Sofie von Otter 04 MAR 2016

The mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter talks to Suzy Klein about her career.
3/8/201610 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tansy Davies 01 MAR 2016

Tansy Davies in conversation with Suzy.
3/2/201610 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jan Vogler 29 FEB 2016

Cellist Jan Vogler on the relationship he has with his cello, what music tells us about the world in which we live, and his new Tchaikovsky recording.
3/1/20169 minutes, 24 seconds
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Olaf Bar 26 FEB 2016

Olaf Bar talks to Sean about his current project.
2/29/20168 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pinchas Zukerman 25 FEB 2016

The violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman talks to Sean Rafferty, about his long career, playing the viola and duetting with his wife.
2/26/201613 minutes, 53 seconds
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Signum Quartet 23 FEB 2016

The Signum Quartet talk to Sean and play live in the studio
2/24/201611 minutes, 46 seconds
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Vasily Petrenko 22 FEB 2016

Conductor Vasily Petrenko talks to Sean Rafferty about his career, his forthcoming concert in London and on being an honorary Scouser. Photo credit: Mark McNulty
2/23/201611 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rivka Golani & Ramona Big Head 17 FEB 2016

Violist Rivka Golani and Ramona Big Head of the Blackfoot First Nation talk to Sean.
2/17/201614 minutes, 28 seconds
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Paul McCreesh 15 FEB 2016

Paul McCreesh visits the studio to talk about Gabrieli ROAR.
2/16/20169 minutes, 1 second
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Sir Roger Norrington 11 FEB 2016

Sir Roger Norrington joins Sean to talk about a forthcoming project.
2/12/201613 minutes, 3 seconds
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Lars Tharp 09 FEB 2016

Lars Tharp in conversation with Sean Rafferty.
2/10/20169 minutes, 28 seconds
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Piotr Anderszewski 08 FEB 2016

Pianist Piotr Anderszewski on discovering Szymanowski, neglecting Schubert and the 25th anniversary of his Wigmore Hall debut
2/9/201613 minutes, 8 seconds
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Anu Komsi, Marin Alsop and Patricia Kopatchinskaja 05 FEB 2016

Marin Alsop, Anu Komsi and Patricia Kopatchinskaja talk about their latest collaboration
2/8/201614 minutes, 23 seconds
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Martin James Bartlett 03 FEB 2016

Martin James Bartlett plays live in the In Tune studio
2/5/20169 minutes, 46 seconds
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Steven Osborne 2 FEB 2016

Pianist Steven Osborne on the challenges of Rachmaninov, his approach to performance and his concert at the International Piano Series.
2/3/201612 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sir Willard White and the Brodsky Quartet 01 FEB 2016

The Brodsky Quartet and Sir Willard White talk to Suzy Klein about their upcoming concert at Kings Place.
2/2/201611 minutes, 53 seconds
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Julian Barnes on The Noise of Time 28 JAN 2016

Julian Barnes talks to Suzy Klein about his new book The Noise of Time - a fictional account of the world of Shostakovich
1/28/201614 minutes, 58 seconds
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Håkan Hardenberger 27 JAN 2016

One of the world's best trumpeters, Håkan Hardenberger, talks to Suzy Klein.
1/27/20167 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet 25 JAN 2016

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays live in the studio.
1/26/201612 minutes, 5 seconds
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François-Xavier Roth & Camilla Tilling 20 JAN 2016

The conductor François-Xavier Roth and soprano Camilla Tilling talk to Sean Rafferty.
1/21/201611 minutes, 29 seconds
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Simon Halsey 19 JAN 2016

Simon Halsey talks to Sean about his current projects
1/20/20169 minutes, 3 seconds
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Opera director Annabel Arden 18 JAN 2016

Annabel Arden talks to Sean Rafferty about the art of directing opera.
1/19/201611 minutes, 29 seconds
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Remembering the cellist and pedagogue William Pleeth at 100 - 12 JAN 2016

The great cellist and pedagogue William Pleeth is remembered by his son, Anthony Pleeth, and granddaughter, Tatty Theo - also professional cellists.
1/19/20162 hours, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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Milos Karadaglic 15 JAN 2016

Milos visits the In Tune studio to talk about his latest album and to play live
1/18/20168 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jack Liebeck 13 JAN 2016

Jack Liebeck talks to Sean and plays live in the studio.
1/15/201610 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tunde Jegede 14 JAN 2016

Composer Tunde Jegede on the world premire of his kora concerto.
1/15/20166 minutes, 38 seconds
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Andrew Gourlay 11 JAN 2016

Rising star conductor Andrew Gourlay on picking up tips from Claudio Abbado as trombonist in the Mahler Jugendorchester, conducting CBSO and his appointment as Music Director at Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon
1/11/20168 minutes, 9 seconds
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Peter Sellars 07 JAN 2016

Peter Sellars in conversation with Georgia Mann.
1/8/201615 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pierre Boulez obituary

Composer George Benjamin and conductors Sir Simon Rattle and Fergus Macleod pay tribute to Pierre Boulez, who has died aged 90. Presented by Sarah Walker
1/7/201617 minutes, 1 second
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Sarah Nicolls 05 JAN 2015

Sarah Nicolls talks about her latest project and performs live.
1/6/201612 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tales of the North 18 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads “How Happiness Came”, a folk tale from Saami (Lapland). Music featured is traditional folk singing (Joiking) and choral music by Erkki Apajalhti inspired by Lapland traditions
12/18/20156 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tales from the North 17 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads "The Swan Maiden", a folk tale from Sweden. Music featured is the slow movement from Kurt Atterberg's second quartet.
12/17/20155 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tales from the North 16 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads “Atarssuaq”, an Inuit folk tale. Music featured is from Knudage Riisager’s ballet “Qarrtsiluni”, and also contains field recordings of Inuit singing games.
12/16/20155 minutes, 49 seconds
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Semyon Bychkov 15 DEC 2015

Semyon Bychkov on conducting Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House.
12/16/201511 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tales from the North 15 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads “The Giant and Johannes Blessom”, a folk tale from Norway. The music featured is from Savaerud's Peer Gynt.
12/15/20155 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tales from the North 14 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads “How The Sun Was Rescued” from Siberia. Music featured is by Vladislav Zolotaryov, from his “Children’s Suite”.
12/14/20155 minutes, 4 seconds
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Angélique Kidjo 10 DEC 2015

Singer Angélique Kidjo chats to Suzy about her recent Grammy nomination.
12/11/20159 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tales from the North 09 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads from Kalevipoeg as part of our Northern Lights season.
12/9/20155 minutes, 34 seconds
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Michael Nyman and Hilary Summers 08 DEC 2015

Michael Nyman and Hilary Summers talk to Suzy about their latest project.
12/9/201511 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tales from the North 08 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads from Kalevala as part of our Northern Lights season.
12/8/20155 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tales from the North 07 DEC 2015

Jonathan Pryce reads from Beowolf as part of our Northern Lights season.
12/7/20154 minutes, 46 seconds
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William Sharman & Cathy Newman 04 DEC 2015

GB Hurdler William Sharman & Channel 4 newsreader Cathy Newman talk to Sean Rafferty and perform pieces by Schumann on In Tune.
12/4/201512 minutes, 40 seconds
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Louise Alder and Joseph Middleton 30 NOV 2015

Louise Alder and Joseph Middleton talk to Sean about the Leeds Lieder season.
12/1/201513 minutes, 34 seconds
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Quentin Letts 27 NOV 2015

Journalist and political sketch writer Quentin Letts on his novel, The Speaker's Wife.
11/30/20159 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ermonela Jaho 26 NOV 2015

The soprano Ermonela Jaho talks to Sean Rafferty about playing Leoncavallo's Zaza.
11/27/201510 minutes, 54 seconds
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Lahav Shani 25 NOV 2015

Conductor Lahav Shani chats to Sean from Birmingham
11/26/20156 minutes, 40 seconds
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Avi Avital 23 NOV 2015

Avi Avital brings his mandolin into the In Tune studio
11/26/201512 minutes, 49 seconds
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Beatrice Rana 24 NOV 2015

Rising star pianist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Beatrice Rana on playing scales at 6 months old and growing up surrounded by pianists
11/24/201510 minutes, 19 seconds
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John Butt 19 NOV 2015

John Butt chats about the Dunedin Consort's upcoming concerts and recent Bach CD release.
11/20/20159 minutes, 46 seconds
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Nelson Goerner 18 NOV 2015

Nelson Goerner talks to Sean Rafferty.
11/19/201513 minutes, 37 seconds
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Eddie Gomez and Simon Bainbridge 16 NOV 2015

Eddie Gomez and Simon Bainbridge talk to Sean about an exciting new collaboration.
11/19/20158 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pascal Rophe 17 NOV 2015

French conductor Pascal Rophe on standing in at the last minute for a concert of French music with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
11/17/20155 minutes, 33 seconds
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Masters of the Everyday at The Queen's Gallery, London 13 NOV 2015

Sean talks to Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, at 'Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer' - the new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, London
11/13/20158 minutes, 1 second
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Graham Vick 10 Nov 2015

Graham Vick on directing the world premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera 'Morgen und Abend' at the Royal Opera House in London and the future of opera funding
11/13/20158 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sasha Waltz 09 NOV 2015

Choreographer Sasha Waltz talks to Suzy Klein about her latest project.
11/12/20159 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti 04 NOV 2015

Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti in an interview recorded back in August
11/5/20159 minutes, 40 seconds
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Strictly Come Dancing update 04 NOV 2015

Our very own Katie Derham pops in with Anton du Beke to update us on Strictly
11/5/20155 minutes, 20 seconds
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Alexander Armstrong 02 NOV 2015

Alexander Armstrong visits the studio to sing songs from his new album
11/3/201512 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn 28 OCT 2015

The "king and queen of banjo" pop in to talk to Sean and play some live music
10/30/201510 minutes, 3 seconds
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John Rutter 29 OCT 2015

John Rutter talks to Sean Rafferty about his work, and gives tips on composing carols.
10/30/201516 minutes, 37 seconds
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Louise Dearman 29 OCT 2015

Louise Dearman talks to Sean Rafferty about singing Gershwin and her career.
10/30/201556 minutes, 19 seconds
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Edward Gardner 26 OCT 2015

Conductor Edward Gardner pops into the studio to talk about his new post in Bergen
10/27/201511 minutes, 24 seconds
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Alisa Weilerstein 22 OCT 2015

The cellist Alisa Weilerstein talks to Sean Rafferty.
10/22/20158 minutes, 31 seconds
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Agincourt 600 Royal Armouries exhibition at Tower of London

Sean visits the new Agincourt 600 Royal Armouries Exhibition at the Tower of London and talks to Dr Malcolm Mercer, Curator of Tower History
10/22/20159 minutes, 46 seconds
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Stephen Kovacevich

Sean talks to Stephen Kovacevich about his 75th birthday celebration concert
10/21/201510 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam 19 OCT 2015

Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam visit the In Tune studio to talk about their new play
10/20/201514 minutes, 12 seconds
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Thomas Newman on Spectre 15 OCT 2015

Composer Thomas Newman on writing the music for the new Bond film, Spectre
10/16/20159 minutes, 4 seconds
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Laurie Anderson 13 OCT 2015

Performance artist Laurie Anderson pops in to talk about her new work.
10/14/201511 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sarah Connolly

Sean talks to mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly
10/14/201514 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries

Nicola Benedetti with ten intriguing facts about Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries.
10/9/20155 minutes, 26 seconds
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Valery Gergiev 08 OCT 2015

Sean talks to conductor Valery Gergiev
10/9/20159 minutes, 10 seconds
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Michael Barenboim 08 OCT 2015

Michael Barenboim 08 OCT 2015
10/9/201513 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending
10/9/20155 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Haydn - Trumpet Concerto (3rd movement)

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Haydn's Trumpet Concerto.
10/6/20154 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Gabriel Prokofiev - Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th movement)

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th movement)
10/6/20155 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tine Thing Helseth

Trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth chats about curating UpClose with Manchester Camerata.
10/6/201511 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Shostakovich - Symphony No.10 (2nd movement)

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Shostakovich's Symphony No.10
10/2/20155 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Bach, orch. Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor
10/1/20155 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Anna Clyne - Night Ferry

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Anna Clyne's Night Ferry
9/30/20154 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Verdi - 'Dies Irae' and ‘Tuba Mirum’ from Requiem

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Verdi's Requiem
9/29/20155 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Leonard Bernstein – Mambo from West Side Story

Nicola Benedetti reveals ten intriguing facts about Mambo from Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances (West Side Story)
9/28/20155 minutes, 21 seconds
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Juan Diego Flórez 24 SEP 2015

Juan Diego Flórez on busking in New York, dancing, and singing stratospheric tenor roles.
9/25/201510 minutes, 47 seconds
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Michael Collins 21 SEP 2015

Michael Collins plays his brand new clarinet live in the In Tune studio with award-winning pianist Michael McHale ahead of a run of UK concerts.
9/21/201510 minutes, 42 seconds
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Singers on Singing - Warm-Ups

Hear our experts’ many tips and tricks for warming up – from practising in Italian, to talking in a higher voice, and why basses can enjoy longer lie-ins before morning rehearsals than sopranos. Our experts vocal trainer Mary King, counter-tenor Iestyn Davies, soprano Angel Blue and baritone Roderick Williams explain all, in this episode of Singers on Singing, part of the Classical Voice season on BBC Radio 3.
6/17/20157 minutes, 39 seconds
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Singers on Singing - Languages

Why is singing in Italian like riding a racehorse? Why is French such a tricky language to sing in? And what's with all those German consonants? Find out more from our experts baritone Roderick Williams, counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and soprano Angel Blue, in this episode of Singers on Singing, part of the Classical Voice season on BBC Radio 3.
6/16/20158 minutes, 19 seconds
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Singers on Singing - Technique

How do you deal with an instrument you can’t see, only imagine? How can you practice throwing your voice? And why is counter-tenor technique akin to that of yodelling? Hear tips and tricks on technique from our experts baritone Roderick Williams, counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and soprano Angel Blue, in this episode of Singers on Singing, part of the Classical Voice season on BBC Radio 3.
6/15/20157 minutes, 57 seconds
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Soweto Kinch on Ornette Coleman

On Thursday 11th June the saxophonist and jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman passed away. In this podcast saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch talks to Suzy Klein about Coleman's great legacy, and how he himself was influenced by Coleman's revolutionary free jazz style.
6/15/20155 minutes, 23 seconds
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Harry Christophers

Suzy talks to The Sixteen's Harry Christophers.
6/9/20158 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jose Serebrier

Multi award winning conductor Jose Serebrier talks to Suzy Klein ahead of his concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London, which includes a selection of Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and The Last Paradise by Xiaogang Ye with violinist Cho-Liang Lin.
6/8/201510 minutes, 27 seconds
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Edward Gardner

This week Edward Gardner prepares to conduct his final production at the English National Opera as their Music Director, a new production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades. Ahead of the show, Edward talks to Suzy Klein about his time at ENO, how he's grown as a conductor and what he still hopes to do achieve in the future.
6/3/201510 minutes, 32 seconds
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Philippe Herreweghe

Suzy talks to conductor Philippe Herreweghe, one of the world’s leading choral conductors, about the delights of Gesualdo madrigals, and of the great inspiration he got from early music pioneers Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt.
6/2/201511 minutes, 5 seconds
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Judith Weir

Composer and Master of the Queen's Music Judith Weir talks to Suzy Klein. Having just triumped at this year's Ivor Novello Awards, Judith also has a brand new piece called 'Good Morning, Midnight' which receives its world premiere at the Wigmore Hall in London this Saturday.
6/1/201513 minutes, 31 seconds
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Anne Enright

Winner of the Man Booker Prize, Anne Enright, talks to Sean Rafferty at the Hay Festival about returning to the west coast of Ireland to research her latest book, The Green Road.
6/1/201511 minutes, 1 second
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Gillian Clarke

National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke talks to Sean Rafferty at the Hay Festival about writing in English and in Welsh, the possibility of being inspired by a tea bag, and on listening to Bach at David's Cathedral.
6/1/20159 minutes, 31 seconds
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Malorie Blackman

Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman talks to Sean Rafferty at the Hay Festival about her latest book Love Hurts, a collection of short love stories, and about writing for young people.
6/1/201510 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mary Portas

Queen of Shops Mary Portas talks to Sean Rafferty at the Hay Festival about her latest book Shop Girl: A Memoir, and discovering her passion for design whilst growing up in the 1970s, which included making her own fancy dress costumes.
5/28/201510 minutes, 5 seconds
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Alexander McCall Smith

Author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Alexander McCall Smith, talks to Sean Rafferty at the Hay Festival about his recent book The Novel Habits of Happiness, and about winning a pig as a prize for his latest work of comic fiction, Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party.
5/28/20157 minutes, 45 seconds
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Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim talks to Georgia Mann about his newly designed piano, built specially ahead of his Schubert recital series at the Royal Festival Hall. He describes why the piano is so radically different from others, and how he came to have the idea.
5/28/20155 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jim Dale

Sean Rafferty talks to comedian and Carry On legend Jim Dale about his varied career. He tells Sean about his work on Broadway, his songwriting, voicing the 400+ voices in the US Harry Potter series, and does impressions of Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Williams.
5/26/201513 minutes, 31 seconds
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Christian Tetzlaff

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff talks to Suzy Klein about his preference for his modern German violin over Strads, and how it feels to play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto for the 301st time.
5/22/20159 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ten Pieces Nicola Benedetti

Violinist Nicola Benedetti talks to Suzy Klein about the latest Ten Pieces project, which is set to roll out across secondary schools shortly. Nicola talks passionately about the importance of music education, engaging young audiences, and reveals more about the ten works on this year's list, including Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending.
5/21/20158 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy on what it means to be musician, bridging musical boundaries and his upcoming collaboration with Oxford Philomusica
5/13/201511 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tasmin Little

Violinist Tasmin Little on her passion for English music, rarely-played music and her upcoming recording with BBC Philharmonic and Andrew Davis.
5/13/20158 minutes, 59 seconds
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Masaaki Suzuki

Conductor Masaaki Suzuki talks to Sean Rafferty, ahead of a concert in St John's Smith Square with the Bach Collegium Japan. When Suzuki first suggested recording a complete cycle of Bach's cantatas to the director of the BIS record label, his proposal was met with "uncontrollable laughter". However, hearing Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan won the record executive over, and the rest is history. Suzuki tells Sean Rafferty how he was drawn to Bach, why vocal training in Japan makes Japanese singers ideal for his music, and, now that the Bach cycle is complete, and what the future holds beyond the music of the great master.
5/12/20158 minutes, 32 seconds
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Valery Gergiev

Conductor Valery Gergiev on the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition taking place in Moscow and St Petersburg June-July this year, and his thoughts on who should become the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's new chief conductor.
5/12/20156 minutes, 24 seconds
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Mike Leigh & David Parry

Mike Leigh, the revered British director behind the likes of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and last year's Mr Turner, talks to Sean Rafferty about his exciting new venture in to the world of opera with a brand new ENO production of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic Pirates of Penzance. Joined by the opera's conductor David Parry, Leigh talks about how he was finally convinced to make an opera, his love of Gilbert and Sullivan, and the daring act of going for an entirely straight and authentic production, in tribute to what he sees as the genius of the two men.
5/8/201511 minutes, 51 seconds
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Isabelle Faust

Violinist Isabelle Faust talks about playing chamber music, and about the greatness of the Brahms Violin Concerto.
5/7/201512 minutes, 39 seconds
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Stuart Skelton & Rebecca von Lipinski

Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Rebecca von Lipinski talk to Sean Rafferty ahead of their appearance as Florestan and Leonore in a special performance of Beethoven's only opera Fidelio this Friday (8th May) with the BBC Philharmonic at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
5/6/201511 minutes, 21 seconds
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Semyon Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov, fresh from winning the best conductor prize at the International Opera Awards, talks to Suzy Klein about his upcoming concerts at the Royal Academy of Music and with the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as his visit to the BBC PROMS this season with the Vienna Philharmonic and an early passion for volleyball.
5/1/201513 minutes, 30 seconds
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Olivia Chaney

Singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney talks to Suzy about her influences, from Purcell to Joni Mitchell, and the release of her debut album, 'The Longest River'.
4/30/201512 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ivan Ilic

Serbian-born pianist Ivan Ilic on Debussy, Scriabin, and watering his plants.
4/30/20158 minutes, 9 seconds
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David Garrett

Violinist David Garrett discusses life on the road, reaching new audiences and the hard work required in building a fan base.
4/29/20156 minutes, 27 seconds
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Evelyn Glennie on Proms 2015

One of the world's greatest percussionists, Dame Evelyn Glennie, on how to listen, her project commissioning new music for percussionists, and performing a world premiere for a new instrument, the Aluphone, at the 2015 Proms as part of her 50th birthday celebrations.
4/24/201510 minutes, 3 seconds
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Leif Ove Andsnes on Proms 2015

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes on his complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos at the 2015 Proms, marking the grand finale of his 'Beethoven Journey' with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
4/24/20159 minutes, 1 second
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Jack Liebeck and Professor Brian Cox

Violinist Jack Liebeck and Professor Brian Cox talk to Suzy Klein about the nature of time, the universe & everything ahead of the upcoming Oxford May Music festival which starts next week. Brian Cox will give two lectures on time at the festival which will be followed by Jack Liebeck's Trio Dali and clarinettist Paul Dean performing Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.
4/21/201513 minutes, 26 seconds
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Adrian Chandler

Adrian Chandler, violinist and director of the acclaimed early music ensemble La Serenissima, talks to Sean Rafferty about reviving the Violino in Tromba Marina (a 3 stringed metallic sounding violin) favoured by Vivaldi and constructed and researched by Chandler himself. Adrian will be playing the instrument in a special La Serenissima concert at Cadogan Hall this weekend.
4/17/20159 minutes, 33 seconds
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Omer Meir Wellber

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber on working as Daniel Barenboim's assistant, mimicking other conductors, playing the accordion, charity work and his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
4/15/201510 minutes, 31 seconds
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Alan Gilbert

Conductor of the mighty New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, joins Sean to talk about the orchestra's residency at the Barbican, and the all-consuming demands made on an American Musical Director.
4/15/201514 minutes, 20 seconds
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Matthew Barley

Cellist Matthew Barley talks to Sean Rafferty about HK Gruber's hugely challenging cello concerto which he will perform at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall this Friday (17th April) with the BBC Philharmonic and Gruber himself conducting.
4/14/20158 minutes, 5 seconds
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Paavo Jarvi

Conductor Paavo Jarvi is currently in the UK to continue his great Nielsen Symphony Cycle with the Philharmonia Orchestra, performing Symphony No.4 throughout the week. Paavo talks to Sean Rafferty about the greatness of Nielsen's works, plus the challenges of his new CD of Shostakovich Cantatas, including the the political impact of peforming these patriotic Soviet pieces in Estonia recently.
4/8/201511 minutes, 4 seconds
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Alison Balsom

Star trumpeter Alison Balsom on touring Bramwell Tovey’s piece 'Songs of the Paradise Saloon' with London Philharmonic Orchestra and the need to practice the natural trumpet
4/3/201510 minutes, 33 seconds
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James MacMillan

Composer James Macmillan talks to Sean Rafferty about his St Luke Passion and the relevance of Passions today. James himself will be conducting his St Luke Passion at King's College, Cambridge live on BBC Radio 3 on Good Friday at 7.30 before the piece receives its London premiere at the Barbican Hall on Easter Sunday.
4/2/20156 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mark Padmore

As In Tune reveals the nominations for this year's RPS Music Awards, Sean Rafferty talks to tenor Mark Padmore who is nominated in the Singer category alongside baritone Christian Gerhaher and soprano Nine Stemme. Mark talks about his current role in Bach's St Matthew Passion, performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
4/1/201512 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jonathan Biss

Pianist Jonathan Biss talks to Suzy Klein about his life-long obsession with Beethoven, which has inspired not just his recordings but also his writing and a new online course he runs from the Curtis Institute. Jonathan recently released his latest recording of Beethoven on his own JB label.
3/26/20159 minutes, 25 seconds
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Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt drops in to the In Tune studio to play Bach as well as her new venture, Scarlatti. She talks to Suzy Klein about her upcoming Masterclasses as part of the 'It's All About Piano' festival and looks back on 20 years of Bach recordings for Hyperion.
3/26/20159 minutes, 48 seconds
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Louis Lortie

Acclaimed Canadian pianist Louis Lortie talks to Suzy Klein about how he approaches playing Chopin, and also about his next recital of Liszt and Beethoven.
3/25/201511 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ann Murray & Malcolm Martineau

Legendary Irish mezzo-soprano, Ann Murray, talks to Suzy Klein about her farewell recital album, recorded with pianist Malcolm Martineau and members of their families.
3/24/201514 minutes, 29 seconds
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Gerald Finley and Julius Drake

Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley and pianist Julius Drake discuss the unique combination of styles in the songs of Liszt and their working relationship spanning the last 25 years
3/19/201512 minutes, 9 seconds
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Le Vent du Nord

Suzy Klein is joined in our Salford studios by the Quebecois folk group Le Vent du Nord whose performances capture 'the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party'!
3/17/201511 minutes, 4 seconds
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Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman

Two huge names from the jazz world, Courtney Pine (playing bass clarinet) and pianist Zoe Rahman are in the In Tune studio talking about their new album 'Song (the Ballad Book)', a stripped back and intimate collection of standards. Courtney and Zoe talk to Sean Rafferty all about how they started working together and the process of choosing the works for the album.
3/12/201511 minutes, 1 second
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Ben Gernon

Sean Rafferty with ex-Colin Davis pupil and rising star conductor Ben Gernon, who is about to take the Camerata Salzburg on a tour of the UK.
3/9/20156 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jeremy Denk

Pianist Jeremy Denk talks to Sean Rafferty ahead of his concert with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at Cadogan Hall in London. Jeremy talks about trading a life of chemistry for the piano, winning the prestigious MacArthur Genius Award and the composers he most admires.
3/9/201514 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Weill's opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny opens at the Royal Opera House soon - singers Kurt Streit and Christine Rice take a break from rehearsals to join Sean Rafferty to talk about their characters, and how mezzo-sopranos are 'quite used to playing hookers and whores'...
3/4/20159 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brook Street Band

The Brook Street Band's cellist Tatty Theo on 18th century Leipzig coffeehouse culture - in particular, Zimmerman's Kaffeehaus and the music performed there.
3/2/201511 minutes, 10 seconds
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Edgaras Montvidas

The Glyndebourne season starts in May and in this podcast Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to one of the big names to look out for - tenor Edgaras Montvidas, who will be starring in Mozart's Die Entfuhrung.
2/27/201510 minutes, 57 seconds
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Peter Sellars

Opera director Peter Sellars' new production of Purcell's Indian Queen for the ENO opens tonight. In this interview with Suzy Klein, Sellars touches upon a vast range of things, from his love of Purcell to his thoughts on the future of the ENO, and the continuing importance of the arts today.
2/26/201515 minutes, 6 seconds
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Noah Stewart

Tenor Noah Stewart joined Suzy Klein ahead of singing in Purcell's Indian Queen at English National Opera and then Pinkerton in Puccini's Madam Butterfly at the Royal Opera House, a role in which he feels he's done his job if he gets booed...
2/24/201515 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ray Chen

Violinist Ray Chen talks to Suzy Klein ahead of his concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall this week. Ray talks about his early competition wins, his love of fashion, and why performing is not just about the music but also the audience.
2/24/201513 minutes, 12 seconds
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Julia Lezhneva

Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva on moving from Moscow to Cardiff, choosing the right teacher and performing in Vivaldi's L'Oracolo in Messenia with Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante at the Barbican in London
2/19/20156 minutes, 30 seconds
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Anne Sofie von Otter

Mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter talks to Sean Rafferty about performing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and her recent Grammy win for her album Douce France.
2/19/201511 minutes, 13 seconds
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‘Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends’ at the National Portrait Gallery

Sean Rafferty gets a sneak preview of the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition ‘Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends’, which focuses on John Singer Sargent’s collection of portraits of his closest contemporaries including artists, writers, actors and musicians. Joining Sean round the gallery is the exhibition's curator (and great nephew to Sargent) Richard Ormond.
2/13/201511 minutes, 28 seconds
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Andreas Ottensamer

Principal clarinettist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Andreas Ottensamer discusses connections between sport and music, his new Brahms recording and the Berlin Phil's London residency.
2/11/20159 minutes, 42 seconds
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Iain Paterson

Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson on the challenge of singing Hans Sachs in Wagner's Die Meistersinger at ENO, the importance of art and getting into music by accident after a sports injury
2/6/20159 minutes, 55 seconds
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Elizabeth Zharoff

Soprano Elizabeth Zharoff talks to Suzy Klein about starring as Violetta at English National Opera, and her other passion - writing music for video games, and how she'd like those two worlds to collide.
2/6/201512 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mitsuko Uchida and Robin Ticciati

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida and Robin Ticciati talk to Suzy Klein ahead of their concert at Usher Hall in Edinburgh with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which sees Uchida performing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. The pair talk about working together for 10 years, the joys of Ravel and the challenges of the concert's other pieces which includes works by Faure, Boulez and Haydn.
2/5/201512 minutes, 30 seconds
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Robert Levin on improvising cadenzas

Fortepianist Robert Levin tells Suzy Klein how he improvises cadenzas in Mozart's concertos, why they aren't a place to show off technical virtuosity, and what he'll do if musical inspiration ever fails him.
2/4/20158 minutes, 11 seconds
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Artur Pizarro remembers Aldo Cicciolini

Pianist Artur Pizarro remembers his teacher, Aldo Cicciolini, who died on 1st February.
2/2/20157 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kent Nagano

Conductor Kent Nagano talks to Sean Rafferty about his concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in London last week. The recital, part of the Barbican's 'Total Immersion: Percussion!' saw the orchestra performing the UK premiere of 'Tutuguri', Wolfgang Rihm’s work for large orchestra, percussionists, taped chorus and speaker. Nagano spoke about the process of realising such an ambitious work, as well as the story of how a meeting with Frank Zappa lead to a stint conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
2/2/20158 minutes, 19 seconds
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Gianandrea Noseda

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda on life and music in Turin, working with pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and returning to Beethoven with the BBC Philharmonic
1/29/20158 minutes, 45 seconds
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Antonio Pappano

Royal Opera House conductor Antonio Pappano on Giordano's great verismo opera, Andrea Chenier.
1/29/201517 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gerald Barry & Clark Rundell

Composer Gerald Barry discusses the influences of Handel and castrati on his opera 'The Intelligence Park', and conductor Clark Rundell shares his enthusiasm for Barry's music.
1/27/201512 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Sean Rafferty goes backstage at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, part of Shakespeare's Globe in London, in the company of Dr Will Tosh, the theatre’s resident Research Fellow. Part of a special edition of In Tune, live from the Playhouse.
1/23/20159 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rubens and his legacy at the Royal Academy of Arts 21JAN 2015

Sean Rafferty gets a special sneak preview of 'Rubens and His Legacy - Van Dyck to Cézanne', a new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London focusing on the work of the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Sean talks to curator Nico Van Hout about some of the exhibition's highlights, and we hear music of the period by Khachaturian, Monteverdi and Purcell.
1/22/20158 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sergei Leiferkus

Sean Rafferty introduces the deep, rich tones of Russian baritone Sergei Leiferkus. In London for a performance of Rachmaninov's Miserly Knight with the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski, Leiferkus talks all things opera, and tells Sean about the peculiar quality of the Russian voice.
1/21/201510 minutes, 48 seconds
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George Fenton

Composer George Fenton talks to Sean Rafferty about The Blue Planet in Concert - a live performance of the music shown with footage from the TV series.
1/19/20156 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sarah Connolly

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and pianist Joseph Middleton turn their attention to American song, and talk to Sean about their upcoming recital. Oh, and table tennis.
1/19/201512 minutes, 29 seconds
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Valentina Lisitsa

Pianist Valentina Lisitsa on how a taste for classical music develops just like a taste for food and wine, her optimism for the future of classical music, and performing Prokofiev with the London Symphony Orchestra
1/16/20156 minutes, 1 second
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Imogen Cooper

Pianist Imogen Cooper talks to Ian Skelly about her new CD of music by Robert and Clara Schumann, the challenges of play/directing, and preparing the ground for a new Trust for young pianists.
1/15/201513 minutes, 20 seconds
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John Lill

Pianist John Lill talks to Suzy about his illustrious career, the secrets of good technique, and the continuing inspiration of Beethoven.
1/12/201513 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tir Eolas

Folk ensemble Tir Eolas talk to Suzy Klein about their debut album, and play live in the studio
1/9/201512 minutes, 25 seconds
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Renée Fleming

Grammy award-winning Renée Fleming talks to Suzy Klein about her starring role as Hanna Glawari, the titular 'Merry Widow' of Franz Lehár’s operetta which is currently running at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The production, which sees Fleming performing the role all through January, will be broadcast live not only to Opera on 3, but also to cinemas across the UK on Saturday 17th January.
1/9/201512 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dame Felicity Lott

Soprano Dame Felicity Lott talks to Suzy Klein about her new role as patron of the City of London Sinfonia, initially focusing on CLS’s education and wellbeing programme Meet the Music. She speaks about the joys of working with young people as well as her other plans for 2015, plus she performs Schumann and Frank Bridge live in the In Tune studio.
1/6/201512 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cerys Matthews' Christmas Cracker

Singer, broadcaster and BBC Ten Pieces ambassador Cerys Matthews reveals her favourite Christmas piece
12/24/20144 minutes
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Julian Joseph's Christmas Cracker

Jazz pianist and BBC Ten Pieces ambassador Julian Joseph reveals his favourite Christmas piece, and even treats us to an interpretation of his own!
12/23/20145 minutes, 2 seconds
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Catrin Finch's Christmas Cracker

Harpist and BBC Ten Pieces ambassador Catrin Finch reveals her favourite Christmas carol
12/22/20144 minutes, 12 seconds
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John Rutter

Sean Rafferty talks to the man completely synonimous with Christmas music - choral composer John Rutter, who has now been writing immensely popular carols for decades. Ahead of his special Christmas 'Sing Along' concert at Kings Place in London, John Rutter talks to Sean about the continuing popularity of carols 50 years after 'Shepherds pipe', his first entry to the canon. He also talks about the old carols that continue to inspire him, and his experience of composing his own requiem.
12/19/201413 minutes, 15 seconds
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Peter Phillips

Sean talks to conductor Peter Phillips, discussing his acclaimed choir The Tallis Scholars as they prepare for a Christmas concert.
12/17/201410 minutes, 8 seconds
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Joseph Calleja

Superstar Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja talks to Sean Rafferty about singing Verdi at the Royal Opera House.
12/16/201410 minutes, 49 seconds
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Alison Balsom's Christmas Cracker

Trumpeter and BBC Ten Pieces ambassador Alison Balsom reveals her favourite Christmas piece
12/15/20143 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sakari Oramo

Conductor Sakari Oramo on Danish composer Carl August Nielsen's life and work, and making new discoveries in music
12/10/201410 minutes, 11 seconds
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John Mauceri

Conductor John Mauceri talks to Suzy Klein about his new CD of 'Music for Hitchcock' and the joy to be found in musical diversity.
12/8/201413 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jack Liebeck

Violinist Jack Liebeck joins Sean Rafferty at MediaCityUK in Salford to talk about performing and recording Bruch, and his Oxford May Music Festival linking music, science and the Arts.
12/5/20148 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hakan Hardenberger

Trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger talks to Sean Rafferty about his new Brett Dean commission with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, premiering at the Barbican in London this week. He speaks about Brigitte Nilsson giving him vocal tips and the importance of contemporary repertoire for the trumpet.
12/4/201410 minutes, 36 seconds
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Vladimir Ashkenazy

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy talks to Sean about life under Stalin and meeting Shostakovich.
12/3/201411 minutes, 40 seconds
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Matthew Bourne

Choreographer and director Matthew Bourne on the changing attitudes to dance, the BBC Young Dancer competition and taking Edward Scissorhands on tour.
12/1/20148 minutes, 36 seconds
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Vanessa Redgrave

Actress Vanessa Redgrave and international lawyer Philippe Sands with baritone Laurent Naouri perform extracts from their piece about the three men at heart of the Nuremburg trial.
11/28/201420 minutes, 38 seconds
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Yan Pascal Tortelier

Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier discusses working with students, his time at Ulster Orchestra and bungee jumping backwards.
11/26/20149 minutes, 10 seconds
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Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber

Husband and wife Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber join Sean in the studio to talk about their new CD of music for two cellos by Vivaldi and their mammouth tour for next year. The CD is Julian's penultimate cello recording having officially retired from playing earlier this year. He talks to Sean about life after playing, while Jiaxin performs music by Bach and Philip Glass live in the studio.
11/26/201410 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sir John Tomlinson

Legendary bass Sir John Tomlinson talks to Sean Rafferty about performing in Tristan at the Royal Opera House, and a memorial concert for Leslie Head, a man who helped many young musicians in their early careers.
11/24/201411 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dame Emma Kirkby

Dame Emma Kirkby talks to Sean Rafferty about her career as an early music specialist with particular emphasis on lutesong, and her working relationship with lutenist Jakob Lindberg.
11/21/201410 minutes, 57 seconds
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Peter Sellars

Director Peter Sellars on John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary at English National Opera
11/20/201410 minutes, 21 seconds
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Alamire's David Skinner

David Skinner, the director of the acclaimed consort Alamire, talks to Sean Rafferty about their new CD 'The Spy's Choirbook', a collection of music of Continental Europe from the early sixteenth century, all drawn from the manuscripts of Petrus Alamire himself. David tells the fascinating story of Alamire's supposed opposition to Henry VIII, and how composer's of the time used music to convey secret messages.
11/20/201410 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jay Rayner's Hungry Jazz

The Observer's food critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner turns his hand(s) to the piano, and performs jazz with his quartet ahead of their gig at The Crazy Coqs.
11/18/201413 minutes, 23 seconds
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Clare Teal

Jazz singer and broadcaster Clare Teal discusses starting out as a singer, coffee, her hero Ella Fitzgerald and the EFG London Jazz Festival. Includes Steve Wright's 'Jazz Factoids', featuring Sean Rafferty.
11/17/201413 minutes, 9 seconds
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William Christie

Conductor and harpsichordist William Christie on his passion for Handel, staging ballets by Rameau, and forming his Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants in 1979
11/17/20149 minutes, 57 seconds
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Abdullah Ibrahim

Last week the London Jazz Festival began it's 22nd year with a host of concerts including one by jazz piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim, who peformed with his septet Ekaya as well as a brand new trio. Ahead of this concert, Abdullah joined Suzy Klein on the line to talk about his early days as a pianist, the music that influenced him most, and his thoughts on still performing at 80.
11/17/20144 minutes, 36 seconds
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Julian Rachlin

Violinist-turned-conductor Julian Rachlin is the Royal Northern Sinfonia's new Principal Guest Conductor, who believes "they qualify as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world".
11/14/20149 minutes, 50 seconds
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Denis Matsuev

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev aka 'The Siberian Bear' discusses performing and touring with the LSO and Valery Gergiev, taking risks in performance and his love of jazz
11/12/201410 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jamie Cullum

Singer and pianist Jamie Cullum discusses the making of his new album 'Interlude' and his London Jazz Festival highlights
11/12/201411 minutes, 53 seconds
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Filomena Campus

Sardinian jazz singer Filomena Campus joins Suzy Klein in the studio to talk about her new album Scaramouche and this week's residency at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho. She also performed two songs with fellow Sardinian accordionist Antonello Salis.
11/12/20147 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sir Mark Elder

Conductor Sir Mark Elder discusses learning to love Vaughan Williams, the importance of quiet time and libraries when preparing to perform a work, the evolving sound of the Halle Orchestra and spending this winter with La boheme in Paris. Live from Manchester Central Library.
11/10/201412 minutes, 6 seconds
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Simon Keenlyside

Baritone Simon Keenlyside talks to Suzy Klein about his new CD of classic American (and West End) show songs, 'Something's Gotta Give', recorded with Scarlett Strallen and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
11/7/201412 minutes, 19 seconds
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Carl Davis Last Train to Tomorrow

Conductor and composer Carl Davis talks to Suzy Klein about the upcoming performance of Last Train to Tomorrow at the Roundhouse. It commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport through a song cycle performed by Finchley Children's Music Group.
11/5/201414 minutes, 15 seconds
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Free Thinking Festival - Joe Stilgoe 31OCT 2014

In Tune was live from the Sage Gateshead to kick off Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival, with Sean Rafferty speaking to a number of musicians and speakers from across the weekend. In this podcast Sean talks to singer and pianist Joe Stilgoe, who performed songs by himself as well as Noel Coward. the Beach Boys, and even a tiny bit of Pachelbel on the show.
11/3/201415 minutes, 2 seconds
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Free Thinking Festival - Alun Withey 31OCT 2014

In Tune was live from the Sage Gateshead to kick off Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival, with Sean Rafferty speaking to a number of musicians and speakers from across the weekend. In this podcast Sean talks to New Generation Thinker and historian Alun Withey, who talks about the fascinating history of beards and their standing in society.
11/3/20147 minutes, 10 seconds
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Free Thinking Festival - Karen Armstrong 31OCT 2014

In Tune was live from the Sage Gateshead to kick off Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival, with Sean Rafferty speaking to a number of musicians and speakers from across the weekend. In this podcast Sean talks to Karen Armstrong, one of the world’s leading thinkers about religion. Karen gave this year's the Free Thinking Lecture, arguing that, in the current global situation, a recognition of how little we know is the only way to peace.
11/3/20145 minutes, 25 seconds
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Free Thinking Festival - Elif Shafak 31OCT 2014

In Tune was live from the Sage Gateshead to kick off Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival, with Sean Rafferty speaking to a number of musicians and speakers from across the weekend. In this podcast Sean talks to Turkish author Elif Shafak, who gave an interview at the Free Thinking Festival about imagination and storytelling as she publishes her new novel The Architect’s Apprentice.
11/3/201410 minutes, 50 seconds
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Free Thinking Festival - Lord Falconer 31OCT 2014

In Tune was live from the Sage Gateshead to kick off Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival, with Sean Rafferty speaking to a number of musicians and speakers from across the weekend. In this podcast Sean talks to Lord Falconer, the former Lord Chancellor and Chairman of the Sage Gateshead. Lord Falconer talks to Sean about the Sage's continued success 10 years after opening and the similarities between his own stint as lord chancellor and that of Gilbert & Sullivan's lord chancellor in Iolanthe.
11/3/20149 minutes, 9 seconds
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Free Thinking Festival - David Almond 31OCT 2014

In Tune was live from the Sage Gateshead to kick off Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival, with Sean Rafferty speaking to a number of musicians and speakers from across the weekend. In this podcast Sean talks to popular children's author David Almond, who talks about why his writing appeals to both children and adults, and he reads an extract from his novel A Song for Ella Grey.
11/3/20145 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Padmore and Thomas Larcher

Tenor Mark Padmore and composer/pianist Thomas Larcher on the differences between music education in England and Austria, working together on Larcher's 'Padmore Cycle' and new music
10/30/201414 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jonathan Lemalu & Audrey Hyland

Baritone Jonathan Lemalu from New Zealand and pianist Audrey Hyland perform live in the In Tune studio and discuss 'Songsmiths', a project founded by Audrey Hyland herself and featuring a number of talented up and coming opera singers. The duo perform alongside counter tenor Christopher Ainslie and mezzo soprano Anna Huntley at St John's Smith Square on Sunday 2nd November.
10/30/201411 minutes, 52 seconds
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Wayne McGregor & Alex Whitley

Choreographers Wayne McGregor and Alex Whitley talk to Sean Rafferty about their new work set to music by Thomas Ades opening at Sadlers Wells on 30 October.
10/23/201410 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth

Violinist/Conductor Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth discuss their UK tour with the Canadian Arts Centre Orchestra in memory of Canada's contribution to WW1, and about being married and how the Brahms Double Concerto was a sort of love letter between them
10/21/201413 minutes, 34 seconds
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Evenlyn Glennie - British Composer Awards

This week the nominations for the 2014 British Composer Awards were announced. Celebrated percussionist Evelyn Glennie will be speaking at the awards ceremony in December, and she spoke to Sean Rafferty about what life is like for a composer.
10/21/20148 minutes, 26 seconds
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Neil Sedaka

Legendary singer songwriter Neil Sedaka talks to Sean about his upcoming UK tour, his illustrious pop career and the classical life that could have been. Along the way he performs two classic songs and even a bit of Chopin!
10/21/201415 minutes, 16 seconds
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British Museum - Barlach Angel

Exhibit 6/6: Barlach Angel. Sean talks to curators Barrie Cooke and Clarissa von Spee of the exhibition 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' at the British Museum.
10/17/20143 minutes, 9 seconds
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British Museum - Banknotes

Exhibit 5/6: Banknotes. Sean talks to curators Barrie Cooke and Clarissa von Spee of the exhibition 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' at the British Museum.
10/17/20143 minutes, 13 seconds
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British Museum - Huntsman Automaton

Exhibit 4/6: Huntsman Automaton. Sean talks to curators Barrie Cooke and Clarissa von Spee of the exhibition 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' at the British Museum.
10/17/20144 minutes, 35 seconds
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British Museum - Gutenberg Bible

Exhibit 3/6: Gutenberg Bible. Sean talks to curators Barrie Cooke and Clarissa von Spee of the exhibition 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' at the British Museum.
10/17/20143 minutes, 31 seconds
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British Museum - Tischbein's Goethe

Exhibit 2/6: Tischbein's Goethe. Sean talks to curators Barrie Cooke and Clarissa von Spee of the exhibition 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' at the British Museum.
10/17/20143 minutes, 29 seconds
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British Museum - Strasbourg Clock

Exhibit 1/6: Strasbourg Clock. Sean talks to curators Barrie Cooke and Clarissa von Spee of the exhibition 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' at the British Museum.
10/17/20143 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dame Gillian Lynne

Dancer and choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne and composer Giles Easterbrook discuss Arthur Bliss' Miracle in the Gorbals, the history of Sadler's Wells Theatre and working with Ninette de Valois
10/16/201410 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jonathan Miller & Rory Bremner

Celebrated opera director Jonathan Miller helms a new production of Bizet's Carmen for the Mid-Wales Opera company, translated to English by the writer and comedian Rory Bremner. The two sat down with Sean Rafferty to talk all about it.
10/16/201410 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mitsuko Uchida

The phenomenal pianist Dame Mitsuko Uchida talks to Sean Rafferty ahead of her performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London this week, playing Beethoven's 33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli and Schubert.
10/16/20149 minutes, 10 seconds
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Joshua Bell

'Living legend' violinist Joshua Bell talks to Sean Rafferty about his new Bach CD recorded with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
10/15/20148 minutes, 21 seconds
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Rembrandt at the National Gallery

Sean Rafferty visits the new Rembrandt exhibition at the National Gallery in London.
10/14/20148 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sir Thomas Allen

Renowned baritone Sir Thomas Allen and pianist Joseph Middleton discuss Schubert, model making and singing at the Met in New York.
10/13/201412 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - Stravinsky Firebird

Suzy Klein reveals ten intriguing facts about The Firebird by Stravinsky - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces
10/10/20145 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - Anna Meredith: Connect It!

Suzy Klein asks Anna Meredith to reveal ten intriguing facts about her new piece Connect It - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces
10/9/20144 minutes, 28 seconds
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Eliza Carthy

Folk singer Eliza Carthy on starring in the BBC Music 'God Only Knows' recording, working with Tim Erikson, and the trouble with musical labels.
10/9/201412 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - Night on a Bare Mountain

Suzy Klein reveals ten intriguing facts about Mussorgsky's Night on a Bare Mountain - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces
10/8/20145 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - Mozart Horn Concerto

Suzy Klein reveals ten intriguing facts about Mozart's Horn Concerto - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces
10/7/20146 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - Mars from The Planets

Suzy Klein reveals ten intriguing facts about Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces
10/6/20144 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - Zadok the Priest

Suzy Klein reveals ten intriguing facts about Handel's Zadok the Priest - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces
10/3/20145 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Suzy Klein reveals ten intriguing facts about John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces
10/2/20144 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ten Facts Ten Pieces - In the Hall of the Mountain King

Suzy Klein reveals ten intriguing facts about In The Hall of the Mountain King from Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt - one of the works chosen for BBC Ten Pieces