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Hear the interview of the week from the Music Show, where composer Andrew Ford entertains and informs a wide audience each week, providing two hours of essential listening from the world of music.

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    • 4.7 • 107 Ratings

Hear the interview of the week from the Music Show, where composer Andrew Ford entertains and informs a wide audience each week, providing two hours of essential listening from the world of music.

    Jeremy Sams remembers Stephen Sondheim, and Braille music with Ria Andriani

    Jeremy Sams remembers Stephen Sondheim, and Braille music with Ria Andriani

    Saturday 4 December: Remembering a giant of music theatre and learning how a Braille music score works

    • 54 min
    The albums that shape us, and composer Georgia Scott

    The albums that shape us, and composer Georgia Scott

    Sunday 5 December: A collection of essays from writers like Deborah Levy, George Saunders, Ben Okri and David Mitchell on personally significant LPs, and how composer Georgia Scott uses music to break down stigmas around disability.

    • 53 min
    Ellie Lamb and Liza Lim

    Ellie Lamb and Liza Lim

    Sunday 28 November: Ellie Lamb on their Melbourne International Jazz Festival commission Between Worlds, and Composer Liza Lim on writing operas

    • 54 min
    The sound of angels and the godfathers of Australian ska

    The sound of angels and the godfathers of Australian ska

    Saturday 27 November: Strange Tenants' Bruce Hearn on the politics and music in the Australian ska scene, and Joseph Nolan talks choral music at St George's Cathedral ahead of carol season.

    • 54 min
    Jeannie Lewis and Fiona Hill

    Jeannie Lewis and Fiona Hill

    Sunday 21 November: storied Australian singer Jeannie Lewis on her life in music, and electroacoustic composer Fiona Hill on writing for dancers.

    • 54 min
    Terence Blanchard and Vikki Thorn

    Terence Blanchard and Vikki Thorn

    Saturday 20 November: How Terence Blanchard's roots as a jazz trumpeter come through in his Metropolitan Opera debut Fire Shut Up In My Bones. And The Waifs' Vikki Thorn on going solo and exploring what 'home' means.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

gavmed ,

National treasure

No weekend would be complete without an episode of RN’s The Music Show. Andrew Ford and the team converse with musicians, composers and creatives the world over - informative, entertaining and always special!

Wendy5Dock ,

New ideas and discoveries every week

Even after formally studying music, I’m amazed every week with the diversity of musical ideas and worlds that I never knew existed. The guests are eclectic and always interesting. Andrew Ford does a great job in keeping it accessible and informal with humour.

bhuvidya ,

Always interesting

The depth and breadth of this show, year in year out, is amazing. Andrew Ford's knowledge and enthusiasm knows no bounds. I have discovered a lot of very interesting music, and composers, thourgh this show. Highly recommended.

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