Emotional Breakdown

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01Glory20110606

The first in a six-part series of lively conversations examining how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do.

In each programme, presenter Suzy Klein and two guests explore a theme such as tragedy, glory or romance.

They champion favourite pieces that evoke the theme and discuss just what it is about the music that pulls these emotional strings.

Tonight's theme is glory, with composer Anna Meredith and Aurora Orchestra's principal conductor Nicholas Collon talking to Suzy about Handel, Sibelius and Messiaen.

Presenter: Suzy Klein

Producer: Lyndon Jones.

Suzy Klein discusses glory with composer Anna Meredith and conductor Nicholas Collon.

02Defiance20110608

The second in a six-part series of lively conversations examining how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do.

In each programme, presenter Suzy Klein and two guests explore a theme such as melancholy, glory or romance.

They champion favourite pieces that evoke the theme and discuss just what it is about the music that pulls these emotional strings.

Tonight's theme is defiance, with choreographer Siobhan Davies and composer/artist Tom Phillips talking to Suzy about Britten, Stravinsky and Berlioz.

Siobhan Davies and composer/artist Tom Phillips talk to Suzy Klein about defiance.

03Melancholy20110615

The third in a six-part series of lively conversations examining how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do.

In each programme, presenter Suzy Klein and two guests explore a theme such as tragedy, hope or defiance.

They champion favourite pieces that evoke the theme and discuss just what it is about the music that pulls these emotional strings.

Tonight's theme is melancholy, with composer Tarik O'Regan and arts critic Charlotte Higgins talking to Suzy about Dowland, Mozart and Bartók.

Presenter: Suzy Klein

Producer: Lyndon Jones.

Suzy Klein talks about melancholy in music, discussing Dowland, Mozart and Bartok.

04Tragedy20110622

The fourth in a six-part series of lively conversations examining how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do.

In each programme, presenter Suzy Klein and two guests explore a theme such as tragedy, glory or romance.

They champion favourite pieces that evoke the theme and discuss just what it is about the music that pulls these emotional strings.

Tonight's theme is tragedy, with Aurora Orchestra's principal conductor Nicholas Collon and composer Anna Meredith talking to Suzy about Bach, Richard Strauss and Shostakovich.

Presenter: Suzy Klein

Producer: Lyndon Jones.

Suzy Klein discusses tragedy in music, focusing on Bach, Strauss and Shostakovich.

05Romance20110704

The fifth in a six-part series of lively conversations examining how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do.

In each programme, presenter Suzy Klein and two guests explore a theme such as tragedy, hope or defiance.

They champion favourite pieces that evoke the theme and discuss just what it is about the music that pulls these emotional strings.

Tonight's theme is romance, with choreographer Siobhan Davies and composer/artist Tom Phillips talking to Suzy about Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Presenter: Suzy Klein

Producer: Lyndon Jones.

Suzy Klein is joined by Siobhan Davies and Tom Phillips to talk about romance in music.

06 LASTHope20110706

The last in a six-part series of lively conversations examining how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do.

In each programme, presenter Suzy Klein and two guests explore a theme such as tragedy, romance or defiance.

They champion favourite pieces that evoke the theme and discuss just what it is about the music that pulls these emotional strings.

Tonight's theme is hope, with arts critic Charlotte Higgins and composer Tarik O'Regan talking to Suzy about Handel, Richard Strauss and Reich.

Presenter: Suzy Klein

Producer: Lyndon Jones.

Suzy Klein is joined by Charlotte Higgins and Tarik O'Regan to talk about hope in music.