How was the humdrum study transformed by great composers into miniature masterpieces?
What gives away a composer's personal style? How can we spot their musical signatures?
Tom Service explores musical collaborations.
Tom Service laments and consoles with some of the great 'what ifs' of music history.
Tom Service investigates what happens when musical rhythm is loosened by swing or rubato.
How did Beethoven compose one the most famous works in classical music?
Tom Service on the fascination of out-of-the-ordinary rhythms.
Tom Service explores the music of Sibelius as a force of nature.
How did the Tango escape its lowly origins to become a world-wide phenomenon?
Tom Service on the majesty of the organ