David Bintley on how British ballet was forged during the Second World War.
Following the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste and choir as they make their UK debut.
3/3 Music acquired a higher moral purpose. Romanticism blossomed in the search for the sublime
4/4 Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4 from the 2008 BBC Proms, with Boris Berezovsky.
2/3 As money poured in from Britain's trade empire, music became a tool for social mobility.
3/4 Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23, with American pianist Richard Goode, from 2006.
Concert from London's Barbican featuring the music of composer John Cage. (2004)
The minimalist composer John Adams talks about his career to Charles Hazlewood. (2001)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs three works by American composer Philip Glass. (2001)
Charles Hazlewood talks to Karlheinz Stockhausen about his life and work. (2001)