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

'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.

'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.

"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.

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.

'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.

'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.

‘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.

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

'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.

'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.

'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.

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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

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