Jonathan Swain's selection includes highlights from the 2009 Beethoven Festival in Bonn.
1/5 Donald Macleod on Handel's ability to impress and control his employers. (R)
2/5 Donald Macleod and Suzanne Aspden discuss how Handel thrived in Britain. (R)
3/5 Donald Macleod on Handel's place in the London opera scene of the early 18th century. (R)
This week featuring autumnal music, Handel cantatas and flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.
5/5 Donald Macleod on Vaughan Williams during World War II, including Pilgrim's Progress. (R)
4/4 Francesco Piemontesi (piano) performs music by Handel, Brahms, Bach and Liszt.
4/4 The BBC NOW performs in Modena, Cheltenham and Amsterdam.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny. With Natalie Clein, Joan Rodgers and Nicholas Walker.
1/2 The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto.
Agnes Poirier reports on big autumn events in Paris, including exhibitions and a new cafe.
2/2 The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Schumann's Symphony No 2.
Author Jacqueline Wilson in a lecture - Beyond the Fairytale: Happiness in the Real World.
5/5 Chinese writer and film-maker Xiaolu Guo reflects on her personal debt to Chekhov. (R)
Mary Ann Kennedy presents sounds from around the globe.
Jonathan Swain presents a concert by the Oslo Philharmonic joined by Martin Fröst.
Saturday 6 November 2010