Sue Perkins and Tom Service explore Beethoven's colossal symphonic legacy.
Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
Is Wagner's music morally tainted by his anti-semitism? Engaging debate with Michael Buerk
Charles Hazlewood explores pieces by Strauss and Respighi inspired by music from the past.
Fabio Zanon on how Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes conquered La Scala in the 19th century.
Simon Heffer argues for a new understanding of Sir Hubert Parry
Celebrates the 150th anniversary of Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and influence of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
An exploration of Beethoven's first and last sonatas for cello and piano.
Stephen Johnson and the BBCSO with Grant Llewellyn explore Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
Stephen Johnson explores Beethoven's String Quartet in A minor, Op 132.
Stephen Johnson explores Beethoven's Third Symphony in E flat, the Eroica.
Catherine Bott and David Cairns explore the nuances in Berlioz's Les nuits d'ete.
Charles Hazlewood examines the background and music to Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ.
Simon Russell Beale explores the impact of Wagner on fin-de-siecle British culture.
Stephen Johnson examines the workings of Bruckner's enigmatic Sixth Symphony.
Stephen Johnson explores Bruckner's Symphony No 2 in C minor.
Conductor David Robertson explores ideas of place in the music of Charles Ives.
Stephen Johnson on the intricacies and folk elements in Chopin's mazurkas and polonaises.
Exploring how Schubert has been claimed by various movements, from literature to politics.
Kirill Gerstein chooses conductor, composer and virtuoso Ferruccio Busoni.
Stephen Johnson examines the music and background to Debussy's La mer with the BBC SO.
Stephen Johnson explores the intricacies of Dvorak's Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat.
Stephen Johnson explores Dvorak's American String Quintet.
Stephen Johnson explores Dvorak's New World Symphony.
Writer, broadcaster and charity founder Marjorie Wallace chooses composer Edward Elgar.
Charles Hazlewood considers Tchaikovsky's musical reflections on the 18th century.
Fiona Clampin tells the story of two Birmingham professors of music: Elgar and Bantock.
Robert Walker and David Owen Norris on composing a Piano Concerto from sketches by Elgar.
Paul Mason looks behind the dwarves, flying maidens and magic swords of his musical hero.