Matthew Sweet discusses language with Steven Pinker and Will Self.
2/5 Exploring the impact of Victoria's Lamentations on listeners in Counter-Reformation Rome.
Documentary telling the story of the BBC Singers from its beginnings in the 1920s. (R)
Philip Dodd is joined by political scientist Francis Fukuyama and author Howard Jacobson.
3/5 Exploring how Schumann's Scenes from Childhood were listened to by their first audiences.
Director Thomas Ostermeier talks to Anne McElvoy about his version of Master of the People
4/5 Exploring the impact of Bach's St Matthew Passion on its first audiences in Leipzig.
Ian's guests include poet John McAuliffe and former major of Reykjavik Jon Gnarr.
5/5 Stephen Johnson on the reactions of the first audiences to Stravinsky's The Firebird.
With Petroc Trelawny. Andrzej Panufnik, a book on Beethoven and Beethovenfest Bonn 2014.