Lucie Skeaping explores Louis XIV's 1683 competition to find his four new chapel composers
BBC Radio 3
Catherine Bott charts the rise and fall of James Brydges, a former patron of Handel. (R)
Lucie Skeaping presents Ensemble Meridiana performing music by Rebel, Prowo and Telemann.
Catherine Bott and Fiona Maddocks explore the life and music of Hildegard of Bingen.
Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas.
Catherine Bott presents a concert of Gabrieli's music from the Edinburgh Festival.
Catherine Bott presents a portrait of Spanish monk and composer Padre Antonio Soler. (R)
Exploring music connected with characters from Dumas's The Three Musketeers.
Harpsichordist and conductor Harry Bicket talks to Catherine Bott about his career.
Lucie Skeaping explores Acis and Galatea, one of Handel's most popular works. (R)