Listen to programmes about some of the most popular pieces of baroque music.
How Bach the devout Lutheran set about producing a mass in the Catholic tradition.
Stephen Johnson examines the sources of Bach's setting of the St Mark Passion.
Stephen Johnson on how Leipzig's coffee society found its counterpart in Bach's music.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Richard Egarr explore Concertos 1, 3 and 6.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Richard Egarr explore Concertos 2, 4 and 5.
Stephen Johnson and pianist Leon McCawley examine Bach's Partita No. 4.
Stephen Johnson explores the Preludes and Fugues of Bach and Shostakovich.
Stephen Johnson explores one of the most popular seasonal oratorios, Handel's Messiah.
Catherine Bott and Laurence Cummings explore the workings of Handelian 'opera seria'.
Charles Hazlewood explores Handel's Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne.
Stephen Johnson explores Handel's monumental choral work Israel in Egypt.
Robert Hollingworth explores Handel's youthful choral work Dixit Dominus.
Catherine Bott, Laurence Dreyfus and Phantasm on English viol music.
Stephen Johnson and Nicholas Kraemer examine Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Stephen Johnson explores the trumpet concerto, from Telemann to Haydn.
An exploration of Vivaldi's Gloria with Robert Hollingworth.
Stephen Johnson explores the roots of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Stephen Johnson and the BBC NOW explore music by Vivaldi and Bach.