|19971012||As Madrid's opera house reopens after a seventy-year closure, Ivan Hewett visits the Spanish capital to sample the musical scene in all its diversity, from the golden age of Spanish music to the latest flamenco fusion.|
|19980628||Live from Johannesburg.|
Now that apartheid is over, how is the South African musical scene changing? What are the new songs of the townships, and can those bastions of white music - the orchestras and opera houses - survive? Ivan Hewett debates these issues with leading figures on the South African music scene, including a government minister for the arts.
With contributions from Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Soweto Quartet, and live music from the SDASA Chorale.