Ruth Smith uncovers the surprising truth about the many meanings of Judas Maccabeus.
Stephen Johnson explores Elgar's Coronation Ode.
Janet Todd's requiem for an abandoned Venetian garden with a magical literary past.
In Angela Carter's story a circus tiger shapes the destiny of the notorious Lizzie Borden.
In Katherine Mansfield's story, guests at a German pension perform in a private concert.
Michael Rosen, AS Byatt and Richard Mabey explore the world of fairy tales.
Stephen Johnson tries to uncover the mysteries of Schumann's piano suite Carnaval.
Paul Allen explores the work that inspired Josef Suk's The Ripening.
Children from Amersham Music Centre prepare to perform Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Stephen Johnson explores Stravinsky's take on the ancient tale of Oedipus Rex.