4/4 Simon Russell Beale investigates the symphonic works of Shostakovich, Ives and Copland.
1/5 Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic perform Sibelius's 5th, 6th and 7th symphonies.
3/4 How nationalist voices such as Dvorak and Sibelius took the symphony to wider audiences.
2/4 Simon Russell Beale looks at the symphonies of Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz and Liszt.
1/4 Simon Russell Beale takes a look at the symphonic works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs three works by American composer Philip Glass. (2001)
The minimalist composer John Adams talks about his career to Charles Hazlewood. (2001)
Concert from London's Barbican featuring the music of composer John Cage. (2004)
Featuring works by Michael Berkeley, Benjamin Britten and Vaughan Williams. (2005)
Pierre Boulez conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a concert from the Barbican. (2005)