Susan Hitch explores connections between Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Wagner's Ring.
Ravel's Bolero: an early sign of dementia or a musical genius working under pressure?
Historian Philip Bullock explores the staging of Die Walkure at the Bolshoi in 1940.
Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
Suzy Klein explores composers' orchestral depictions of weather.
Chorus masters reveal how the unsung heroes feel when a star conductor receives the glory.
Petroc Trelawny experiences the compelling sounds of the London Underground.
Peggy Reynolds explores the story of the children's song Frere Jacques.
Ivan Hewett explores the myths that surround the first performance of The Rite of Spring.
Katie Derham tours Tredegar House in Wales with Lars Tharp and the NT's Derw Thomas.