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Classical music is often thought of as being austere, ponderous and stern. Yet there are examples that were explicitly intended to be the exact opposite. "Carnival of the Animals" is one of those compositions. Regarded as being plain fun by Saint…
Length
43 mins
Prog. No.
6794
In 2018 Yannick Nézet-Séguin will end his tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for which he will stay Honorary Conductor to become Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Yannick has worked with many leading European orchestras and…
Length
75 mins
Prog. No.
5580
In this pilot to a new series about the European musical heritage, soul musician Joy Denalane embarks on a journey to Austria to encounter the world of folk music. For centuries, this musical genre has provided a vital space for love and romanticism,…
Length
45 mins
Prog. No.
6757
A New York times profile of Mark Turner titled “the best Jazz player you’ve never heard” called him “possibly Jazz’s premier player”, noting his reputation among his peers and his influential stature in the Jazz world. Born in Fairborn, Ohio, and…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6471
Before Hitler’s arrival in 1933, Germany was the centre of the musical world. Within five years, thousands of musicians had fled the country as the Nazi regime tightened its race laws and fashioned its cultural image. "EXIT: MUSIC" explores the lives…
Length
83 mins
Prog. No.
6750
In the “country of melodrama”- Italy - exists a very exclusive club consisting of only 27 persons, each of whom is named after one of Verdi’s operas. The club will not accept any more members than those 27, but a little boy strives to become one of…
Length
63 mins
Prog. No.
6428
“I was always attracted to different types of melodies, harmonies and grooves. Combining those influences is a matter of getting in touch with the spirit and emotions in the music, and trying to convey those same emotions with honesty. I don’t care…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6470
The German tenor Jonas Kaufmann is one of the hottest properties in the opera world. He captivates audiences with the power, emotion and beauty of his singing, the intelligence of his acting, his matinee-idol delivery, and his extraordinary range -…
Length
90 mins
Prog. No.
6466
“Jazz is more than just a style of music”, says Amro Salah. “It’s about freedom.” Salah, a jazz pianist, is an enthusiastic promoter of the genre. Every year he organises the Cairo Jazz Festival, but doesn’t view himself as a festival director: He is…
Length
82 mins
Prog. No.
6441
Theo Croker was born and raised in central Florida but at the age of eleven he heard his grandfather Doc Cheatham (a great jazz trumpeter) playing in New York. Doc died the following year but Theo continued to listen to his recordings. “i would just…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6469