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Cordelia Williams
24/03/2015
The British pianist celebrates Olivier Messiaen through a year-long series of concerts, visual art...
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Judith Bingham and Judith Weir
20/03/2015
As the reburial of Richard III approaches, we talk to two British composers about writing music for...
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Francisco Lopez
10/03/2015
The leading sound artist on his new BBC Radio 3 commission

Artist Interviews

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
Violinist Jennifer Pike
The British violinist talks about her upcoming appearance on Radio 3’s Ten Pieces Special
Alison Balsom Paris
The British trumpeter introduces her new album and upcoming tour
Alessio Bax
The Italian pianist on recording some of Beethoven's best known works

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American Composer John Luther Adams
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Taizé: Music of Unity and Peace
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BBC ‘Ten Pieces’ Special: Part 6 – Britten 'Storm' from Peter Grimes (Jonty)
Our children’s guide to the dramatic storm in...
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Royal Opera House (Clive Barda)
John Fulljames’s new production of Bertolt...
Military marching band
New concert and marching band composing competition...
Donizetti
Peter Auty and Ekaterina Siurina star in Donizetti...
Bach Cello Suite written by Anna Magdalena Bach
Martin Jarvis investigates the rumours that JS Bach...
Alisa Weilerstein
Alisa Weilerstein joins the Hallé for Mahler and...
Courtney Pine Song (The Ballad Book)
Song (The Ballad Book)
Tobias Koch Polish Romantic Music (piano)
Works by Ogiński, Kurpiński, Szymanowska, Eisner,...
Tabea Zimmermann Romance Oubliée
Romance Oubliée
R Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (Salzburg Festival)
Der Rosenkavalier
Vilde Frang Mozart Violin Concertos
Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 5; Sinfonia Concertante
Bruckner Symphony 8 (Barenboim)
Symphony No. 8
Vivaldi L’estro armonico Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque
L’estro armonico, Op. 3
Elgar Olaf Sir Andrew Davis Chandos
Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf; The Banner of Saint...
Julius Caesar
We commemorate the Ides of March with a look at six...
King's College London
Reader Lewis Wolstanholme enjoys a programme of...
2CELLOS
Cellists Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser dazzle their...
Alice in Wonderland Unsuk Chin (Barbican)
We report from Unsuk Chin's sell-out opera
Boris Giltburg
Boris Giltburg on rediscovering neglected scores
Pianist
We celebrate the world's most popular instrument...
Sergey Antonov
US reader Nicky Kronenberg relishes a performance of...
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