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The baritone and director tell us about bringing Mahler's music to the big screen
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Composer Mark Bowden
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales's composer-in-residence on writing music inspired by the...
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Japanese Pianist Noriko Ogawa
31/03/2015
We talk to the Japanese pianist about organising concerts for parents and carers of autistic...

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Cordelia Williams
The British pianist celebrates Olivier Messiaen through a year-long series of concerts, visual art and poetry
Judith Bingham and Judith Weir
As the reburial of Richard III approaches, we talk to two British composers about writing music for the historic occasion
Francisco Lopez
The leading sound artist on his new BBC Radio 3 commission
Leticia Moreno
The Spanish violinist on discovering original works by Spanish composers
Bob Chilcott
As he nears his 60th birthday, the British composer and conductor looks back at his career and tells us what he's learned
Nick van Bloss
The British pianist tells us about recording Beethoven’s monumental Diabelli Variations and the importance of dancing the minuet...
Kirill Gerstein
The Russian pianist on making the first recording of a new edition of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 based on the composer's own conducting score
Benjamin Grosvenor
The British pianist on the challenges of playing varied programmes and how to approach piano transcriptions
Alexandre Desplat
The French film composer on working with Angelina Jolie on her latest feature Unbroken
Marcus Rudolf Axt
The chief executive of Bamberg Symphony on why the orchestra has been commissioning new encores from living composers
Ruth Wall
The Scottish harpist introduces her festive CD release and tour, The Three Harps of Christmas
Jeannette Sorrell
The artistic director of Baroque ensemble Apollo's Fire prepares for the festive season
John Luther Adams
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer on his piece Become Ocean
Richard Causton
The composer and lecturer on Cambridge University's upcoming Birtwistle festival
Michael Spyres (Russell Duncan)
The American tenor on Donizetti's Les martyrs
Giovanni Sollima
The Italian cellist on his upcoming tour with pianist Kathryn Stott
Amelia Freedman, Nash Ensemble (Charles Green)
We talk to the Nash Ensemble's founder about 50 years of music making with the group
Composer Sally Beamish
The British composer and former poet laureate discuss the world premiere of Equal Voices
Steve Reich
The legendary composer on his works inspired by Radiohead and writing a new percussion piece for Colin Currie

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