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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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Sunday 20 June: Kate Fagan listens closely to one of the best albums of 1971, and the Scattered People band who performed for asylum seekers in detention.
Saturday 19 June: The Art of Protest charts the history of the protest song and composer Samuel Barber’s musical life beyond his Adagio
Sunday 13 June: Celebrating women composers across centuries, and the veteran singer songwriter on her protest hit 'The Universal Soldier'.
Saturday 12 June: Ziggy Ramo's powerful reworking of Little Things and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk
Sunday 6 June 2021: Joan Baez revisited, and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra's professionals side-by-side with amateur players.
Saturday 5 June 2021: Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile on his new album Laysongs, ABC Illawarra's Nick Rheinberger responds to bushfires through music.
Sunday 30 May: country star Warren H. Williams and music manager Laurie May on the importance of Aboriginal-owned label CAAMA. Plus Chris Latham's most ambitious work to date, with a focus on the plight of Vietnamese Boat People.
Saturday 29 May 2021: k.d. lang looks back on her career and Jack Buckskin talks about Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's new Acknowledgement of Country
Sunday 23 May: Marvin Gaye's seminal 1971 album What's Going On turns fifty, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner's life in music, from Bach to Weill.
Saturday 22 May: Runa Cara's multi-instrumental folk fusion, and Elizabeth Llewellyn sings the forgotten songs of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Sunday 16 May: Folk singer and environmentalist Sam Lee's musical affinity for the nightingale; composer Jessica Wells' song cycle The Night Parrot and a new work inspired by MC Hammer and the Nokia ringtone.
Saturday 15 May: A singer songwriter who's inspired by Randy Newman and Emily Dickinson. And music for Alison Lester's beloved children's book Are We There Yet?
Sunday 9 May: An oral history of the New Romantics, from Eurythmics to Soft Cell, Adam Ant to The Human League. And a final word from producer Penny Lomax who's finishing up a 30 year career with The Music Show.
Saturday 8 May: Konstantin Koukias's fossilised soundscape Primordial is premiered in remote South Australia, and Paavali Jumppanen looks back at his music education as he takes over the Australian National Academy of Music.
Sunday 2 May: The long road to Liz Stringer's sixth album of personal, profound songwriting. And we meet one of Australia's 19 carillonists ahead of a bell ringing festival in Bathurst.
Saturday 1st May: Australian jazz supremo Sandy Evans has taken Gandhi's words as her latest musical inspiration and Robert and Clara Schumann's take on 19th women courtesy of Carolyn Sampson
Sunday 25th April: Didg and guitar virtuosos back at work.
Saturday 24 April: Gretchen Parlato's new album Flor takes us from Bach to Bowie to bossa nova, and Irish guitarist Kevin Shields on how 'shoegazing' fits between grunge and Britpop.
Sunday 18 April: How Percy Grainger's chance meeting with physicist Burnett Cross changed him and his Free Music experiments. And countertenor Russell Harcourt on that magnificent voice.
Saturday 17 April: composer, conductor, suffragette; all in a Dame's work. And East meets East in today's Taiwanese music.
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