Fascinating articles and features from Radio 3 and the BBC Proms
Find out what's at the root of Bach's god-like status among musicians and music-lovers.
Discover the mysterious world of astrology and occultism behind Holst's Planets.
Seven ways an organist might occupy the bars’ rest in a performance of The Planets.
Exploring the profound influence of grid structures in art, music and society.
From silence and ambient sounds to riot and revolution....
Five great moments when composers have unleashed the King of Instruments...
Prof. Barbara Taylor explore how the “modern epidemic” of loneliness relates to the past.
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough shares her experience.
How did Val Wilmer become a world figure in the documentation of Black music and culture?
The King's Singers share top tips on how to make your choir sound its best.
Do these dangerous storylines belong to Eastenders or opera?
These pics confirm our suspicion that conductors really do have the best job in the world
What music did NASA send into infinity in 1977? And what would you send now?
A memory master's guide from Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory.
Cognitive neuropsychologist Dr Catherine Loveday explains.
From mystical tors to dominant city structures - sites which inspire the devout.
Academic Simon Beard considers both sides of the "population bomb" debate...
... and more surprising facts about pachyderms.
Read a short oral history of female collectives in music from Late Junction.
Sarah Walker invites you on the personal jazz journey she shares in Sunday Morning on R3.
Award-winning composer Eimear Noone reveals her secrets
Sarah Walker writes about why her light music choices are a treat on Sunday Mornings.
Meet the modern Franciscans carrying on an 800-year-old tradition.
The composer of Jerusalem was very far from the conservative figure his image suggests.
What is the strange power of Jerusalem which makes strong men weep?
We are marking centenary of the late, great Leonard Bernstein. So who was he?
Join Music Planet's Road Trip for a sonic journey around the globe: no passport required.
Tokyo-based writer and producer Ken Nishikawa surveys the city's experimental music scene
Stephen Reicher reveals that crowd psychology is more nuanced than people think.
A nostalgic journey into the woods of childhood classics, from Narnia to Harry Potter.
For Essential Classics' Time Travellers podcast, Dr Alun Withey raids the history books
A user-friendly guide to a masterpiece of music’s post-War avant-garde.
Steel and concrete can't beat good old wood to produce the best sounds for music.
How much do you really know about these iconic red flowers?
The celebrities who embrace a slower pace in life.
Navigating the words behind the sounds of Easter choral music.
Shining a light on the most audacious and interesting albums being made across the globe.
Tom Service traces the rise of an evolving genre, from 80s chiptunes to responsive scores
Test your fluency in Nadsat, the teenage argot of Anthony Burgess's fantasy world.
The fascinating story of Soviet Russia's revolutionary porcelain (or "propaganda plates")
In our busy modern world, many of the sounds around us are slowly vanishing...
Test your knowledge of birdsong with our relaxing Slow Radio quiz.
Combing for facts in the true golden age of massive facial hair.
Suzy Klein has curated the perfect playlist of classical tracks to help you beat the heat
Find out why the events in Petrograd on 23 October 1917 happened in a different era.
Introducing five examples of Soviet vocal maximalism...
The surprising history of lost property.
Williams has composed music arguably as powerful as anything by Stravinsky or Mozart.
What we learned about Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma! at this year's Proms
The 36% of our lives we spend unconscious is some of the most valuable time we have...
Join in online with a unique musical experiment.
Do you hate Valentine’s Day and all it represents? That's nothing new...
The story of how a forgotten robot from 1928 was brought back to life.
The story of Flor Edwards, who grew up believing the world would end when she was 12.
Exploring the artistic communities of New Mexico.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says music is vital for health and happiness in space.
The story of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, in eight pictures...
Leading figures in the media and arts to share the books that changed their lives.
The Turner prizewinner and Reith lecturer on the music, art and stuffed toys that matter.
Six books we wouldn't have read if they hadn't been smuggled...
Six conundrums to grapple with. Try not to forfeit your life...
Why the Proms brought an extraordinary talent from popular music to the Albert Hall.
Can't seem to stop picking up pebbles? You're not alone...
Opera is one of the reasons you own a phone...
Puzzles, debates and solutions to some of music history's enduring mysteries.
Why has a huge cult of personality grown up around the name of Glenn Gould?
When the cameras stop rolling, what gets this former prima ballerina moving?
What has our love of singing at football matches got to do with Martin Luther?
Desk-weary day-tripper or a seasoned hiker? Some walking thoughts are universal.
Exploring the sophisticated scientific instruments developed in the Middle Ages.