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Berlioz19991130Ivan Hewett is joined by Roger Parker, the newly appointed professor of music at Cambridge University, and by the writer Peggy Reynolds to review new books on music.
This month's edition features the second volume in David Cairn's monumental study `Berlioz', Sir John Tooley's `In House - the Story of Covent Garden' and `The Birth of Bebop' by Scott DeVeaux.
The Parisian Worlds Of Frederic Chopin20000119Ivan Hewett is joined by editor of BBC Music Magazine Helen Wallace and author Janice Galloway to review recently published books on music.
This month's edition features `The Parisian Worlds of Frederic Chopin' by William Atwood, a book exploring the influence of art and literature on the music of Poulenc, and `The Broadway Sound' - the autobiography of the Broadway orchestrator Robert Russell Bennett.
Igor Stravinsky: A Creative Spring20000216Ivan Hewett is joined by actress Fiona Shaw and the critic and broadcaster Stephen Johnson to review recently published books on music.
This month's edition features `Igor Stravinsky: a Creative Spring' by Stephen Walsh - the first volume of a new study which promises to get closer to the real man than any previous biography; Michael Chanan's `From Handel to Hendrix', which explores the role of the composer in society; and `Concerto Conversations' by Joseph Kerman, which offers a fresh perspective on this musical genre.
To Boulez And Beyond20000519Ivan Hewett is joined by music critic Michael White and art historian Frank Whitford to review recently published books on music, featuring a new biography of Aaron Copland by Howard Pollack, `To Boulez and Beyond' by Joan Peyser, and `Kurt Weill - a Life in Pictures' by David Farneth with Elmar Juchem and Dave Stein.
Critical Entertainments20000622Ivan Hewett is joined by Professor Roy Porter of the Wellcome Institute and composer William Mival to review recently published books on music.
This month's edition features a new biography of Schubert by Christopher Gibbs, `Critical Entertainments' by Charles Rosen and `A Brahms Reader' by Michael Musgrave.
Gustav Mahler: Vienna - Triumph And Disillusion20001130Ivan Hewett is joined by Christopher Wintle and Paul Banks to review recently published books on music, including `Gustav Mahler: Vienna - Triumph and Disillusion' by Henri-Louis de la Grange, `Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits' by Michael H Kater, and `Music as Medicine' by Peregrine Horden.
Menuhin20001215Ivan Hewett is joined by Christopher Hunt and Michele Roberts to review recently published books on music.
Featuring `Menuhin' by Humphrey Burton, `Places - a Travel Companion for Music and Art Lovers' by Robert Craft and `First Nights: Five Musical Premieres' by Thomas Forrest Kelly.
The Faber Book Of Opera20010201Ivan Hewett is joined by Peter Hemmings and Amanda Holden to review recently published books on music.
Featuring `The Faber Book of Opera' by Tom Sutcliffe, `Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life', edited by Robert Spaethling, and `Piano Roles - 300 Years of Life with the Piano' by James Parakilas.
Untwisting The Serpent20010220Ivan Hewett is joined by philosopher Roger Scruton and Claire Fox - director of the Institute of Ideas - to review recently published books on music.
The programme looks at `Untwisting the Serpent' by Daniel Albright, `Driven into Paradise', edited by Reinhold Brinkmann and Christoph Wolff, and Bryan Magee's `Philosophy'.
The Wagners - The Dramas Of A Musical Dynasty20010509Ivan Hewett is joined by pianist Susan Tomes and musicologist Anthony Pryer to review recently published books on music, including `The Wagners - The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty' by Nike Wagner, `Reviving the Muse', edited by Peter Davidson, and `Alfred Brendel on Music'.
Jazz - A History Of America20010608Ivan Hewett is joined by Elaine Showalter and Richard Cork to review recently-published books about music.
Featuring `Jazz - a History of America's Music' by Geofrey C Ward and Ken Burns, `For the Love of It' by Wayne Booth and `Western Music and Its Others' by Georgina Born and David Hesmondhalgh.

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