Performed by musicians from the BBC Philharmonic
Michael Goldfarb profiles composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
A special extended interview with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as he turns 70.
Details of the study of aphasia and the effect of the music of Mozart on the human brain.
Simon Heffer argues for a new understanding of Sir Hubert Parry
Charles Hazlewood delves into the world of Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony.
Ben Okri on 'the effortless angel of the art of the music of the spirit' - Mozart
On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t funny but a political rebel. Mark Steel nominates him as his hero.
Charles Hazlewood and Debbie Wiseman with the BBC CO on composing for the cinema.
Writer, broadcaster and charity founder Marjorie Wallace chooses composer Edward Elgar.
A look at Peter Maxwell Davies's iconic music theatre work Eight Songs for a Mad King.
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.
Matthew Sweet meets Michael Chaplin, who reveals new facts about his father Charlie.
How Antony Hopkins's radio show Talking About Music encouraged appreciation of Mozart.
Matthew Sweet explores Chaplin's vast archive of unfinished scripts, letters and cuttings.
Sheila Dillon with an exclusive food interview with former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
George Benjamin discusses his works, Dance Figures and Sudden Time.
A profile of Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
John Tusa talks to composer Harrison Birtwistle about his work.
Stephen Johnson explores Harrison Birtwistle's Cortege and Secret Theatre.
Harrison Birtwistle introduces The Moth Requiem (extract)
An exploration of the history of the serenade, focusing on the beginnings of the form.
James MacMillan introduces The Gallant Weaver
Charles Hazlewood and Excellent Device delve into James MacMillan's Sinfonietta.