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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 Katie Derham.

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  • 20.10.2020
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    Yoga, lullabies and the Delights of the Bottle

    Sean Rafferty introduces live music from the Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili and from Flauguissimo Duo with tenor Rory Carver. He also talks to the Belgian clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe, French pianist Bertrand Chamayou, and conductor Jonathon Heyward.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Dinosaur costumes, working with animals and actual live music

    Katie Derham talks to folk musicians Eliza and Martin Carthy, the film and TV composer George Fenton and choral conductor Suzi Digby. She also introduces live music from pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and cellist Guy Johnston.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Braces, Brooms and Bach

    Sean Rafferty is joined by conductor Osmo Vänskä, who has a new recording out featuring Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Soprano Golda Schultz joins Sean from Bavaria, to look forward to the Last Night of the Proms, and Sean also catches up with pianist Angela Hewitt.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Virtual sessions and singing in the garden

    Katie Derham is joined by violinist Nicola Benedetti, and pianist Lars Vogt. The composer and conductor Odaline de la Martinez and baritone Roderick Williams also tell Katie how they are keeping themselves occupied under lockdown.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    The Music goes on with choirs and violins

    In the wake of the global shutdown of live music, Sean Rafferty hears from various artists about how they’re continuing to share their music, and how they’re encouraging people to participate. He’s joined by the violinists Rachel Podger and Tasmin Little, as well as Elena Urioste with pianist Tom Poster. The vocal leader and writer James Sills, and choral conductor and broadcaster Gareth Malone also talk to Sean.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Belly dancing Cellists, Handel and a Force of Nature

    Katie Derham with pianist Rokas Valuntonis, cellist Nadege Rochat, and Eliza Carthy

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Sublime Handel, Bach and Beethoven

    Joyce DiDonato talks to Sean about reprising the title role of Agrippina in a new production of Handel's opera at the Met in New York. Also, there's beautiful live performances from vocal quintet Papagena, cellist Nicolas Alstead plays Bach and it's an In Tune Highlights return for pianist Boris Giltburg as he embarks on his stunningly ambitious Beethoven 32 project, a ground-breaking Beethoven Sonatas journey to mark 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Music for pianos, stomp boxes and mustaches

    This week, live performances and interviews with baritone Roderick Williams, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Pavel Haas Quartet and folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Drums and flutes and speedy fingers

    Sean Rafferty is joined by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, which combines the cream of players from both sides of the Atlantic. He also welcomes the Kodo Drummers, players from London Winds, soprano Carolyn Sampson with pianist Joseph Middleton, and the virtuoso violinist Ning Feng.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Sam the Rover, Gentle Men, Summertime and some Marimba

    Katie Derham with Stefan Jackiw, Sam Lee, Curtis Stigers, Golda Schultz and Colin Currie

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  • 09.09.2020
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    A Beautiful Life and a Barrister

    Sean Rafferty is joined by Raphael Wallfisch,John York, Paul Wee and Andreas Scholl.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    A Panoply of Pairings

    Sean Rafferty is joined by the conductor Marta Gardolińska with pianist Alfredo Ovalles, and storytelling and piano duo Olga and Matthew. He also welcomes the Marian Consort with the Monteverdi String Band, and French mezzo Mariann Crebassa sings live with Joseph Middleton at the piano.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    15th century Christmas cheer and merry melodeons

    Sean Rafferty with music from The York Waits, Simon Care and Andrei Korobeinikov

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Viva, viva eta felice!

    Angela Hewitt plays Couperin. Fieri Consort transport us to a 17th Century Roman Christmas, while Alice Coote and Julius Drake perform songs from Schubert's Winterreise.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    A-Carolling we go

    Sean Rafferty is joined by the choir Ex Cathedra and folk supergroup The Melrose Quartet. He also pays tribute to Mariss Jansons, and Gabriela Montero improvises at the In Tune piano.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    In Tune steps back in time to the Roaring Twenties

    Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including a Jazz Age extravaganza from Alex Mendham & His Orchestra. Plus The Gesualdo Six sing sacred music for Advent, and the Fauré Quartet play their own twist on Pictures at an Exhibition.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Virtuosic accordion, sparkling baroque brilliance, and the neglected music of Cyril Scott

    Katie Derham presents highlights from In Tune including baroque orchestra Tafelmusik, accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, and pianist Nino Gvetadze.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Death in Venice and a parliament of ukes

    Sean Rafferty is joined by the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, the United Strings of Europe, and Gerald Finley ahead of his performance in Britten's Death in Venice.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    'Jazz just called out to me' - Kurt Elling

    Katie Derham with highlights from jazz star Kurt Elling, Richard Suart on performing The Mikado, Rowan Pierce sings Purcell and The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Saint-Saëns, Synaesthesia and Saxophone pyrotechnics

    Sean Rafferty is joined by pianist Bertrand Chamayou, and the composer Roxanna Panufnik. He also introduces a sextet from the Trondheim Soloists, voice of The Lion King Lebo M, and the saxophone and piano of the AKMI Duo.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    In Tune & France Musique

    Featuring Anne Queffélec, The Hermes Experiment, and a cross-Channel collaboration between Radio 3's In Tune and France Musique's Générations France Musique, le live.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    BBC Music Day

    Katie Derham introduces highlights from the last week on In Tune, including live music from pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the Doric String Quartet. Plus, the best bits from In Tune's BBC Music Day celebration, featuring members of the Military Wives Choirs, guitarist Milos Karadaglić, violist Maxim Rysanov, violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, and soprano Carolyn Sampson.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    The Great Escape and how Haydn changed the world

    Katie Derham interviews Peter Bernstein, son of Elmer, who composed The Great Escape theme, plus live performances from guests including the London Mozart Players and more.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    French accents, fishermen, and fingerprints.

    John Etheridge and friends join Sean to discuss French accents, and the composer and singer Reg Meuross talks about his song-cycle setting inspired by Brian W. Lavery’s book, The Headscarf Revolutionaries, which tells of Hull’s Hessle Road fishing community in the aftermath of the Triple Trawler Disaster of 1968. Connaught Brass also perform and speak about the challenges of keeping their instruments free of fingerprints. And we're joined by Kitty Whately and the pianist William Vann.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Sublime Chopin and Sufi praise

    Sean Rafferty is joined by singer Lesley Garrett, and the pianist Eric Lu. He also introduces the powerfully spiritual sounds of Qawwali with Chand Ali Khan and Party, and there’s beautifully performed music by Monteverdi.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Thumb-picking jazz and humorous Mozart

    Sean Rafferty presents the very best of the last week on In Tune, including live performnces from pianist Seong-Jin Cho, jazz guitarist Jim Mullen, and renowned Barcelona choir Orfeó Català, plus an interview with soprano Christine Goerke.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Joyce DiDonato, Mikaela Bennett, Grimeborn

    Sean Rafferty presents highlights from the last week on In Tune including some of the latest stars to grace the stage of the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. Soprano Joyce DiDonato talks Berlioz, the award-winning Aris Quartet perform live and discuss their Proms debut, and we hear from singer Mikaela Bennett about her role at the phenomenal John Wilson Orchestra Prom celebrating the 'Golden Age of Hollywood'. Also the directors of Grimeborn opera festival stop by to talk about their reinvention of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Steven Devine, Juan Martín and Lise de la Salle

    Sean Rafferty presents highlights from In Tune, with performances and interviews from Steven Devine, flamenco guitar legend Juan Martín, Lise de la Salle and Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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  • 09.09.2020
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    A little light music

    The best live performances and interviews from across the week on In Tune, featuring Simon Keenlyside and Felicity Lott singing Kurt Weill, Hoagy Carmichael and Richard Rodgers. Katie Derham chats to composer Shirley Thompson about her new opera inspired by stories from women of the Windrush, and legendary folk artist Alistair Anderson plays the English concertina.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Treasures of Buckingham Palace & a Preview of the Proms

    Sean Rafferty presents highlights from In Tune, with performances from Jennifer Pike + Martin Roscoe; a trio of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – James Pearson, Sam Burgess, and Alex Garnet; and from the In Tune broadcast from Imperial College - Solomon’s Knot and Yeol Eum Son. Plus a guided tour of Buckingham Palace with Dr. Amanda Foreman and Lucy Peter, and an interview with composer Zosha di Castri ahead of the Proms.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Welsh folk and piano trios

    Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by a mix of world-class ensembles; Welsh folk group 9Bach perform live and talk about this year's New Music Biennial in Hull and London, and there's beautiful performances from the Heath Quartet and the London Bridge Trio. Also on the podcast, clarinetist Julian Bliss discusses life on the road and performs works by Brahms and André Messager.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Pavarotti, Passion, & American Folk

    Katie Derham presents highlights from In Tune, featuring interviews with Pavarotti’s widow Nicoletta Mantovani, BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year Winner Andrei Kymach. Performances include acclaimed classical guitarist Xuefei Yang; a spirited take on Rossini by violinist Joo Yeon Sir & pianist Irena Andrievsky; and twins Adam & David Moss, known as The Brother Brothers, play American folk.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Sopranos, Strings, and the 8-Bar Blues

    Katie Derham presents highlights from In Tune, with performances jazz & blues artists Jacqui Dankworth + Charlie Wood; Echea, the Fellowship String Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music; rising star soprano Francesca Chiejina discusses Porgy & Bess; and Sean Rafferty goes to Glasgow for performances by students from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Glasgow University Chapel Choir in a special broadcast from the university’s Debating Chamber.Playlist:Cole Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye Performer: Jacqui Dankworth. Performer: Charlie Wood.Traditional New Orleans Junko Partner Performer: Charlie WoodLonnie Chatmon/Walter Vinson Sitting On Top of the World Performer: Jacqui Dankworth. Performer: Charlie Wood.Joseph Haydn String Quartet in D major, Op 20 No 4 (4th mvt) Ensemble: Echéa Quartet.George Gershwin Summertime Performer: Francesca Chiejina. Performer: Jeremy Cooke.Samuel Coleridge-Taylor African Love Song Performer: Francesca Coleridge-Taylor. Performer: Jeremy Cooke.Benjamin Cooke Hark, hark the lark! Glasgow University Chapel Choir / Katy Cooper (cond.)Traditional Maids of Mitchelstown Folk Trio from Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandRobert Burns Scots Wha Hae Performer: Ríoghnach Connolly. Ensemble: Band of Burns

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Renée Fleming, Gerald Finley, Stile Antico

    Live music from Gerald Finley + Julius Drake, Stile Antico, and we speak to Renée Fleming

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  • 09.09.2020
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    L’Arpeggiata, Raphael Wallfisch and the London Klezmer Quartet

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents musical highlights from In Tune, featuring early music group L'Arpeggiata with a jazzy rendition of a Thomas Morely tune, conductor Douglas Boyd talks about his latest project at Garsington Opera, and cellist Raphael Wallfisch celebrates one of Elgar's most famous works written for the cello. Plus, the London Klezmer Quartet take us through the musical traditions of Eastern Europe.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Beethoven, Bach and Britney Spears

    Highlights from BBC Radio 3's In Tune - Chloe Hanslip and Danny Driver explore the 'sunny side' of Beethoven, and pianist Chilly Gonzales explores the links between Bach and Britney Spears. Sean Rafferty also welcomes the latest crop of BBC New Generation Artists to the studio.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Alexander McCall Smith and Angélique Kidjo

    Katie Derham presents musical highlights from across the week on In Tune, including author Alexander McCall Smith on the music which inspires him ahead of a special BBC Symphony concert celebrating his work. Tenor Nicky Spence and pianist Julius Drake perform excerpts from Janáček's 'The Diary of One Who Disappeared' live in the studio, and Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo explores the African rhythms in the work of Cuban singer Celia Cruz.Photo credit: Laurent Seroussi

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Hold onto your 'sonic bonnets'...

    Sean Rafferty presents the best live music and interviews from across the week. In Tune celebrates the launch of the Proms 2019 with performances from announced artists, including the wacky electronic duo Crewdson & Cevanne (with their 'sonic bonnet'!) Nigel Short and his choir Tenebrae pay tribute to Notre Dame after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the cathedral in Holy Week. Plus conductor John Wilson and singer Simon Butteriss chat to Sean about the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury, performed on period instruments.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Le Vent du Nord, Arcangelo, Steven Osborne, Roman Mints

    Québécois sensation that is Le Vent du Nord stop by to whip us into a frenzy; the pianist Steven Osborne ruminates on Beethoven's piano sonatas; the early music ensemble Arcangelo perform Vivaldi's homage to the French King Louis XV and we hear from Roman Mints and Alexander Kobrin about the early works of Paul Hindemith.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    The Power of Music: Bernard Haitink, Gabriel Jackson, Jeremy Denk and Aeham Ahmad

    Bernard Haitink on a career spanning over six decades, Gabriel Jackson’s re-telling of The Passion of our Lord Jesus; pianist Jeremy Denk on his choice of repertoire and “The Pianist of Yarmouk”; Aeham Ahmad on the power of music to bring hope.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Musical pearls, from classical to jazz

    Sean Rafferty presents the best live music and interviews from across the week on In Tune. With jazz piano from Brad Mehldau, Bach at lightning speed from cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, and lovely lieder from tenor Simon Bode with pianist Igor Levit.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Fatma Said on nearly becoming a pianist, Lise de la Salle and the rareness of beauty,

    Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including pianist Lise de la Salle, Violinist Jennifer Pike, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Orchestra Valery Geriev, and Egyptian soprano Fatma Said.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Andre Previn remembered

    Soprano Renee Fleming, pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, and agent Jasper Parrott pay tribute to Andre Previn who passed away on 28th February. Also on the podcast, live music from supreme Bach master Angela Hewitt, baritone Roderick Williams on shifting perspectives in Schumann’s songs, plus cellist Jamal Aliyev and pianist Jâms Coleman debate the perfect driving soundtrack.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Trailblazing guitarist Xuefei Yang

    Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from the last week on In Tune, featuring guitarist Xuefei Yang, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of India Zane Dalal and tabla master extraordinaire Zakir Hussain, and recorder player Lucy Horsch with members of the Academy of Ancient Music.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Spell Songs and Tasmin Little

    Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including folk super-group Spell Songs, including Karine Polwart and Julie Fowlis, and their arrangement of Jackie Morris and Robert McFarlane's “The Lost Words” book, cochlear implant exhibition creator Tom Tlalim showcases what life would be like to listen to music while using one, and violinist Tasmin Little tells us about her last days performing live with her violin.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and folk duo Megson

    Sean Rafferty presents musical highlights from In Tune, including pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, folk duo Megson, and violinist Leticia Moreno and accordion player Ksenija Sidorova.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Biber and backstage secrets from opera stars

    Katie Derham presents a host of musical highlights from the last week on In Tune. Featuring a stunning performance of Biber's Passacaglia in G minor from violinist Daniel Pioro, and French baroque pieces from Les Arts Florissants. Plus a frank conversation with Met Opera stars Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak about the reality of performing together onstage as a married couple.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Laura Mvula and Burns Night

    Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including a warming 'a cappella' performance from Laura Mvula and Black Voices member Celia Wickham-Anderson. A chat about all things blue with violinist Pavel Sporcl and a touch of nostalgia in a performance from Kathryn Rudge and Christopher Glynn. All that topped off with a Burns Night special from the Band of Burns.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Spine-tingling Bach from violinist James Ehnes

    Picks from across the week on In Tune with Sean Rafferty, including a very special live solo violin performance from James Ehnes. Plus folk artist Sam Amidon with a haunting murder ballad, and singer Bernadette Robinson's remarkable musical impressions of the greatest 20th century songstresses.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Paavo Jarvi on the magic of Sibelius, and folk trio The Young'uns

    Live performances from baroque ensemble Spiritato! plus pianist Janina Fialkowska

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