Sue Perkins and Tom Service explore Beethoven's colossal symphonic legacy.
Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
Simon Heffer argues for a new understanding of Sir Hubert Parry
Frances studies Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad song settings and orchestral rhapsody.
John Williams discusses the life of Paraguayan guitarist Agustin Barrios Mangore.
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.
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.
Charles Hazlewood examines the background and music to Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ.
Catherine Bott and David Cairns explore the nuances in Berlioz's Les nuits d'ete.
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 Dvorak's American String Quintet.
Stephen Johnson explores Dvorak's New World Symphony.
Stephen Johnson explores the intricacies of Dvorak's Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat.
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.
Chi-chi explores the remarkable life of Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
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