A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
Film composer Alexandre Desplat discusses movies and music with Michael Berkeley.
presented by Mark Lawson, from Front Row 2 Jan 2008
Charles Hazlewood delves into the world of Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony.
The Indian composer on how spirituality is entwined with his art
Composer Kris Bowers meets Shimon, a robot that can improvise live music
Stephen Johnson investigates Part's approach to writing sacred choral music.
Tom Service talks to director Baz Luhrmann and composer Craig Armstrong.
On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
Tom Service talks to Carter Burwell, famed for scoring the films of the Coen brothers.
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t funny but a political rebel. Mark Steel nominates him as his hero.
Richter discusses his new eight-hour piece.
Charles Hazlewood and Debbie Wiseman with the BBC CO on composing for the cinema.
Musician David Byrne on his asperger’s and the Britain’s Got Talent Winner Susan Boyle.
A profile of jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974).
In September 1963, the jazz legend gave a concert in the Afghan capital.
Matthew Sweet meets Michael Chaplin, who reveals new facts about his father Charlie.
Exploring why Antony Hopkins's radio series Talking About Music was so fondly remembered.
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.
Stephen Johnson on Antony Hopkins's broadcasts about Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tippett.
Stephen Johnson explores how Antony Hopkins's broadcasts about music influenced him.
Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explore classical foxtrots for orchestra.
The life and music of George Gershwin and a post-Soviet boom in Russian immigration to NY.
Charles Hazlewood explores Graham Fitkin's new work Tidal with the composer.
Feature on Graham Fitkin's Tidal.
A profile of Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Director Iqbal Khan on the joyous creations of Nitin Sawhney
A look at the life and career of songwriter Irving Berlin at the age of 100.