Male opera composers in all BBC programmes
BBC business correspondent Peter Day explores Handel's financial dealings.
Fabio Zanon on how Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes conquered La Scala in the 19th century.
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Richard Bernas explores the legacy of John Cage in music and beyond.
Catherine Fletcher measures the impact of Monteverdi's real and fictional female figures.
Stephen Johnson on how the music of Shostakovich helped him survive clinical depression.
How American experimental composer John Cage came to write his infamous silent 4’33”.
Journalist Jonathan Coffey opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein.
Mahan Esfahani discovers the past and present of African-American classical music.
Tom Service and others explore the ideas behind Wagner's own opera house in Bayreuth.
Roger Parker explores Verdi's status as an Italian national figure.
Stephen Johnson explores Wagner's heroes and charts how Wagner became a national hero.
Tom Service travels to Switzerland in search of the real Richard Strauss.