Jonathan Swain explores the work of influential American composer Steve Reich.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch celebrates the festive season with Radio 3's classical breakfast show.
With Sarah Walker. Including Sarah's Essential Choice: Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No 3.
4/5 Gifts of cash and jewels abound as Napoleon lures the very best musicians to his court.
3/4 Imogen Cooper (piano) and Adrian Brendel (cello) perform Bach, Beethoven and Schubert.
4/5 The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs music by Bartok and Hindemith.
With live music from the Brook Street Band plus author Louis de Bernieres.
Stefan Asbury conducts the Halle orchestra in music by Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.
Irish writer Colm Toibin talks to Philip Dodd at the 2012 Free Thinking festival.
4/5 Kirsteen McCue discusses singing and interpreting James Hogg's Scottish Napoleonic songs.
Verity Sharp with music from Thailand, some smoky blues and a duo from Iran.
The KBS Symphony Orchestra under JoAnn Falletta plays Corigliano, Barber and Copland.
Friday 7 December 2012