The Rameau Project team played a major role in the BBC’s Rameau anniversary coverage during 2014. In addition to a feature on Radio 4’s Today programme, Edith, Graham and Jonathan contributed to almost seven hours of broadcasts:

Music Matters, Radio 3 (broadcast date: 26 April 2014)
In April, Jonathan and Edith appeared on Radio 3’s Music Matters to talk with Tom Service about their work preparing for the UK première of Rameau’s Zaïs. Listen on the iPlayer (from 32:35 onwards) here:

Who does John Hegley think he is?, Radio 4 (broadcast date: 8 & 12 July 2014)
Jonathan and Edith appeared on Radio 4 in early July to discuss Rameau with poet and performer John Hegley. John, who has long believed himself to be descended from Rameau, set out to discover the truth. We hear the fruits of this endeavour, what John thought of the OAE’s performance of Zaïs, and reflections through music and poetry of the inspiration John has found in his believed connection to his ancestor. You can hear this charming, witty and poignant journey here:

Composer of the Week, Radio 3 (broadcast dates: 8-12 September 2014)
In September, Graham and Jonathan appeared with Donald Macleod on Composer of the Week, Radio 3’s week-long anniversary look at Rameau. All five programme podcasts can be heard here:

Music Matters, Radio 3 (broadcast date: 20 September 2014)
Radio 3’s Music Matters devoted an entire edition to Rameau in September and Tom Service came to Oxford to visit the Rameau International Anniversary Conference and to talk with Graham, Jonathan and Edith. Listen on the iPlayer here:

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