With John Wilson. Singer-songwriter Morrissey discusses his new album, Years of Refusal
A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
Sue MacGregor reunites five women who ruled the world of pop in the 1960s.
Alex Jennings on playing Benjamin Britten and reading his biography for BBC Radio 4.
Soundscapes at the National Gallery asks musicians to select a painting & compose for it.
When a David Bowie tribute act hears his idol has died, a strange week unfolds.
James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
An exploration of how the sea and Suffolk coast inspired Benjamin Britten's music
Singer and actress Pauline Black chooses a jazz legend, the singer Billie Holiday.
Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer
Ken Barnes explores how a beloved singer became king of radio.
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.
Stephen Johnson joins the BBC SSO to explore the intricacies in Britten's Cello Symphony.
Ian Bostridge, Jonathan Reekie and writer Martin Kettle reflect on Britten's reputation
Charles Hazlewood looks at Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
The actress and singer talks about how she captured the spirit of Billie Holiday on stage
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Cerys Matthews celebrates the life of gospel singer Mahalia ('Halie') Jackson.
James Naughtie considers the influence of the musical innovator and trendsetter.
John Wilson talks to David Bowie in New York. This is an uncut version of the interview.
Colleagues and fellow artists reflect on the life of David Bowie.
David Bowie's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.
Dolly Parton talks to Damian Barr
A profile of jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974).
In September 1963, the jazz legend gave a concert in the Afghan capital.
The entrepreneur Ivan Massow nominates 'the first lady of song', Ella Fitzgerald.
Ivan Massow nominates the great jazz singer, with expert advice from Cleo Laine.
Mara Carlyle on Ella Fitzgerald's vocal magnificence, marking 100 years since her birth.
How, in 1976, Bing Crosby chose to celebrate 50 years in showbiz with a special concert.