In Tune Highlights

In Tune Highlights

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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 Suzy Klein.

Episodes

'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.

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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

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.

'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.

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