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Radio

If you want to know how music really works listen to Classic FM not Radio 3

Tom Service’s new Sunday afternoon programme The Listening Service isn’t as satisfying as Catherine Bott’s long-established series on Classic FM

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

He’s been billed as the new Pied Piper but it’s going to take a while for Tom Service to quite match the engaging brilliance of David Munrow, who back in the 1960s persuaded us that medieval pipes-only music was cool listening. Munrow’s series on what was then the Third Programme was aimed at six-to-12-year-olds but succeeded in drawing everyone in because of his gift for communication and his willingness to explore the wilder shores of repertoire, creating sound connections we had never heard before.

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