A collection of programmes from the BBC archives featuring trailblazing 20th Century classical music composers who changed the course of music forever.
Pierre Boulez conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a concert from the Barbican. (2005)
Featuring works by Michael Berkeley, Benjamin Britten and Vaughan Williams. (2005)
A concert given to an audience of friends by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. (1964)
Concert from London's Barbican featuring the music of composer John Cage. (2004)
Julian Bream presents the first in a series of masterclasses on the guitar. (1978)
The second programme in this series recorded at Julian Bream’s Wiltshire home. (1978)
Julian Bream presents the third in his series of guitar masterclasses. (1978)
Julian Bream presents his fourth and final masterclass on the guitar. (1978)
A recital of guitar music by Julian Bream at Old Wardour Castle. (1978)
The minimalist composer John Adams talks about his career to Charles Hazlewood. (2001)
Charles Hazlewood talks to Karlheinz Stockhausen about his life and work. (2001)
Peter Ustinov examines the early career of Russian impresario Diaghilev. (1968)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs three works by American composer Philip Glass. (2001)
Performances of works by five modern composers recorded in 2012.
Performances of works by Messiaen, Ligeti, Xenakis and Birtwistle recorded in 2012.
Performances of works by Schoenberg, Webern and Ives recorded in 2012.
A performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem from the Royal Albert Hall. (1964)