The Listening Service is a Music programme.


The Listening Service

Tom Service considers what can be done with the semitone, the smallest interval in western music. Tom talks to mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly about the tragic falling semitones of Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, and also to musicologist Sarha Moore about the varied significances of the semitone in musical traditions of the Middle East and India, and its special effect in the riffs of heavy metal rock music.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)

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