Good Listening


Season 2 Episode 12

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From the oldest known choir in history, that of the Sistine Chapel, to the best-selling classical boyband, Sol3 Mio, this episode of Good Listening has a seasonal flavour.

Season 2 Episode 11

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The 'main course' on a recording is great, but what about the accompaniments, the 'side dishes'? Cyrus Meher-Homji explores the art of the coupling, and there’s also Gregory Porter’s soulful tribute to Nat King Cole.

Season 2 Episode 10

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Benny Andersson of ABBA makes an album for Deutsche Grammophon, Aled Jones reimagines his greatest hit, and meet a trio of pianists from Australia, Russia and Sweden. Presented by Cyrus Meher-Homji.

Season 2 Episode 9

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Good listening brings you Game of Thrones chatter, introduces an exciting new cellist and celebrates Vladimir Ashkenazy's 80th birthday. Presented by Cyrus Meher-Homji.

Season 2 Episode 8

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Cyrus Meher-Homji provides an operatic skew in this program - an explosive Donizettian love-triangle, through the piano music of Chopin who brought operatic ardour to the concert platform, and an exploration of the world of the composer Wagner.

July 11, 2017

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It wasn’t so long ago that Frozen broke all box office records. But who were the real musicians behind that success? Discover their voices, and those of Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva who rediscovers the forgotten composer Graun, and the duetists Michael Ball and Alfie Boe who broke another sort of record by selling 600,000 of their album last year in this episode of Good Listening.

Season 2 Episode 2

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Two very different kinds of violinists, Andre Rieu and Lisa Batiashivili, bring their own unique styles, and Cyrus Meher-Homji introduces 2015’s best-selling classical artist, the pianist Seong-Jin Cho.

Season 2 Episode 6

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Cyrus Meher-Homji exhumes Monteverdi for his 450th birthday and explores the so-called neo-classical phenomenon becoming so fashionable today. Andris Nelsons' new Bruckner cycle is unveiled with a thrilling recording of the Third Symphony.

Season 2 Episode 5

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In a truly diverse episode, Cyrus Meher-Homji introduces an intoxicating Russian soprano, a clarinet who enjoys playing with himself, a celebrated conductor taking over the reins of the most controversial of opera houses, and a violinist who does the Four Seasons his way.

Season 2 Episode 4

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This episode of Good Listening focuses on the keyboard, stretching from the 18th century of Bach to the 21st, a new piano built by Daniel Barenboim and a celebration of minimalist maestro Philip Glass's 80th birthday.