3/5 Christopher Janaway explores Wagner's encounter with the philosophy of Schopenhauer.
2/5 AC Grayling focuses on the crucial years before and after the Dresden uprising of 1849.
Philip Dodd with Howard Brenton, Giles Fraser and Lisa Appignanesi, Moniza Alvi.
1/5 Roger Scruton explores the philosophical background that influenced the young Wagner.
Matthew Sweet discusses 1963 and Profumo as Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward opens.
Mary King explores the critical relationship between choral composer and wordsmith.
Michael Berkeley's guest is film director Tom Hooper.
Andrew McGregor and Sara Mohr-Pietsch report from the 2013 British Composer Awards.
Tom Service with a portrait of pianist Rosalyn Tureck. Plus the Hilliard Ensemble at 40.
10/20 Professor Peter Adamson discusses the great Muslim philosopher Al-Farabi.