A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
Miles Davis chosen by Adrian Utley of Portishead.
Kevin LeGendre presents a portrait of musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane.
Courtney Pine explores John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, fifty years after its release.
Challenging the legacy of composer and racist ideologue John Powell (1882-1963).
Talking to Mark Lawson on Front Row on 19 February 2007
Stephen Johnson explores the nuances in Barber's Violin Concerto and First Essay.
Journalist Jonathan Coffey re-opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein
On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
A musical portrait of how the jazz trumpeter Miles Davis became a painter in later life.
Conductor David Robertson explores ideas of place in the music of Charles Ives.
Ken talks to Soweto Kinch about saxophonist Charlie Parker, one of the founders of bebop.
Ken Clarke and Soweto Kinch discuss the relationship between two jazz pioneers.
Charlie Parker - Bird - proposed by Ken Clarke
Stephen Johnson explores Chen Yi's Chinese Myths Cantata.
Kevin Le Gendre discovers how Louis Armstrong came to play jazz in communist East Germany.
Charles Hazlewood and Debbie Wiseman with the BBC CO on composing for the cinema.
Dolly Parton talks to Damian Barr
Damian Barr talks to Dolly Parton about how she writes her songs.
A profile of jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974).
In September 1963, the jazz legend gave a concert in the Afghan capital.
John Tusa, talks to composer Elliot Carter about his work.
Stephen Johnson talks to the composer Elliott Carter in his 100th birthday year.
An interview with American composer, Elliott Carter.
Two female composers reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.