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

"After doing a concerto I sit in and play at the back of the section - it's the best music to play in" - Alban Gerhardt  

Picks from the week, including Dave Holland, Alban Gerhardt and a trip to Edinburgh.

'This is the ultimate in helicopter parenting...' - James Morrison on performing with two of his sons  

Picks from the week, including the James Morrison Quartet, Sir Andrew Davis and NYO GB.

'The sound that Joseph taught to us, he learned from The Dream' - Ladysmith Black Mambazo  

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Suzy Klein. She talks to Albert Mazibuko of the great choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo; conductor, composer and Proms favourite Jules Buckley; and pianist Zhang Zuo aka Zee Zee.

"Here's to the liberation for the People's Model of Convenience Bassoon Bag"  

Picks from across the week, including Joshua Weilerstein, Amy Harman and Gaurav Mazumdar.

'Sean, if you and I went to Madagascar we might never come home...' - Ailish Tynan  

Picks from across the week on In Tune, including Ailish Tynan, Jon Boden and Mark Padmore

'We're quite a mafia now' - Andreas Ottensamer on his clarinet-playing family  

Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty: conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla enthuses about her orchestra the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andreas Ottensamer reveals the secret of what makes a good clarinettist; and choral director Simon Halsey and composer Andrew Norman take us to the moon (via a children's opera project).

'Those that did come back would have had a pang of conscious at leaving a rose or two in Picardy' - Gerald Finley  

Picks from across the week including bass-baritone Gerald Finley, conductor David Hill, trumpeter John Wallace, soprano Natalya Romaniw and Ron Davis with his Sympharonica orchestra

"The choir is somehow a symbol of humanity joining together" - John  

Jam-packed with picks from this week's In Tune, including John Rutter, Rowan Williams, Louise Alder, Jessica Cottis, Michael Spyres, Albina Shagimuratova, Avi Avital & Omer Avital

'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.

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