Catherine Bott explores the city of Venice before the birth of Antonio Vivaldi in 1678. (R)
Susan Sharpe with music by Beethoven, Debussy, Prokofiev, Brahms, Mozart, Bach and Lhotka.
Martin Handley presents a refreshing choice of music.
Iain Burnside explores the number four in music.
Michael Berkeley talks to Fiona Reynolds, director of the National Trust.
Catherine Bott on the life, poetry and music of Elizabethan physician Thomas Campion. (R)
Fiona Talkington presents listeners' requests. With Handel, Ravel and Amalia Rodrigues.
From St Paul's Cathedral, London.
Charles Hazlewood on Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un Gentilhombre.
1/2 Aled Jones talks to conductor David Willcocks about his recording with the BBC Singers.
Anton Chekhov's tale of a Russian family forced to sell their house and cherry orchard. (R)
Susannah Clapp explores Chekhov's obsession with memory and being forgotten.
Mackenzie Crook and Jason Isaacs explore male fragility in Russian literature.
Julian Joseph talks to Sheila Jordan, who discusses her bebop singing.
Susan Sharpe with music by Faure, Watkins, Strauss, Gershwin, Korngold, Kodaly and Bliss.
Monday 25 January 2010