4/5 Steve Rosenberg revisits 1914 St Petersburg and an event that would define modern Russia.
3/5 Stephen Evans focuses on life in Berlin in 1914, seen as the Silicon Valley of its time.
5/5 Stephen Johnson on the reactions of the first audiences to Stravinsky's The Firebird.
4/5 Exploring the impact of Bach's St Matthew Passion on its first audiences in Leipzig.
3/5 Exploring how Schumann's Scenes from Childhood were listened to by their first audiences.
2/5 Exploring the impact of Victoria's Lamentations on listeners in Counter-Reformation Rome.
1/5 Exploring the impact of Haydn's Military Symphony on its first audiences in 1790s London.
3/5 Historian Amanda Vickery explores the life of Elizabeth Parker Shackleton.
1/5 Claire Tomalin on the life of actress Dora Jordan, lover of the future King William IV.
4/5 Madeleine Bunting discusses the decline of faith in the UK and with it a loss of patience.