The history of a traditional song that influenced Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes.
BBC Radio 3
Glenda Jackson and Mark Kermode celebrate the work of the late film director Ken Russell.
Stuart Maconie on rock musicians who combined symphony and pop music in the 60s and 70s.
BBC Radio 4
Catherine Bott and guests on the benefits of ballet music without accompanying dance.
Pat Barker and Giles Fraser on what Russian literature can teach us about faith and doubt.
Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, music director of the CBSO, talks to Norman Lebrecht.
Colin Grant looks at the cycles of Jamaican music in Wheel and Come Again.
BBC World Service
The story of the orchestra who gave the first ever concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Marin Alsop and Cathy Graham discuss the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and music in Brazil.
Norman Lebrecht talks to the British opera director Graham Vick.
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