Sue Perkins and Tom Service explore Beethoven's colossal symphonic legacy.
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.
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 considers the music of Manuel de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain.
Alistair McGowan uncovers the sensational, creative life of the Irish composer John Field.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
Cellist Steven Isserlis and musicologist Brian Newbould on the composer Franz Schubert.
Damian Barr talks to the legendary Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch considers the background and music of Liszt's first two piano concertos.
Catherine Bott explores the musical nuances of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
Charles Hazelwood explores the history and ideas behind Mendelssohn's Italian symphony.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC NOW explore Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Andsnes discusses devoting himself to one composer for four years.
Stephen Johnson explores two contrasting Piano Concertos from Ravel.
Ravel's Bolero: an early sign of dementia or a musical genius working under pressure?
Biographer Richard Holmes on his 'research music' - Satie's Gymnopedies
Stephen Johnson and the Ulster Orchestra explore Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No 2.
Stephen Johnson explores the nuances of Schumann's Romantic song cycle Dichterliebe.
Stephen Johnson considers the musical nuances to be found in Schumann's Piano Quintet.
Stephen Johnson considers the music and historical context to Schumann's Violin Concerto.
An exploration the life and music of the Russian composer, Alexander Scriabin.
Charles Hazlewood reveals how dance music has inspired great works of the concert hall.
Sir Alan Moses on the glories of the Takács Quartet's performances of Beethoven
Stephen Johnson and David Fanning explore Taneyev's Piano Quintet.