In Tune Highlights

In Tune Highlights


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 Suzy Klein.


'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.

'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.

'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.

'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 g, 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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

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.

'Grandpa Don was a wonderful pianist' - Greta Bradman  

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein

'...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.

'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.

Nico Muhly, Barry Wordsworth, Liza Pulman, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Norma Winstone  

Suzy Klein with highlights from across the week on Radio 3's In Tune.

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.

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

Bernard Haitink, Vikki Stone, Diana Ambache, Vadim Gluzman  

This week, he's joined by conductor Bernard Haitink, musician-turned-stand up comedian Vikki Stone, pianist Diana Ambache and the violinist Vadim Gluzman.

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

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