Emeli Sandé speaks to John Wilson about "big vocalists" and writing her very first song.
Singer-songwriter Sean Cooney explores the art of writing songs about real people.
Classical soprano and broadcaster Catherine Bott explores the world of the backing singer
Mary King explores how advances in our knowledge of anatomy are changing the way we sing.
Clara Amfo meets the staff and artists at a groundbreaking music studio in New Orleans.
Theatre and film director Angus Jackson meets singer-songwriter Nadine Shah.
Antonio Pappano discusses conducting Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov for the first time
Musician Ayanna-Witter Johnson talks about her creative life, as she writes a new song.
Ben Folds talks about the parallels between photography and songwriting.
Dr Marcus de Sautoy and Blur's Dave Rowntree discuss calculation and maths in music.
Anna Beer asks why we do not hear more music composed by women.
Simon Zagorski-Thomas thinks we fail to value the study of pop music.
Nicholas Baragwanath explores a forgotten mode of music education once used in Naples.
Racing to create a film score in lockdown
Professional listeners reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing.
Rainer Hersch explores the dazzling technique of today's musical virtuosos.
Kathryn Williams and Tom McRae join Willm Gompertz to give a masterclass in hit love songs
The Australian actor describes the challenge of adopting an American accent for Prisoners.
What happens when you accidentally write a song for a global superstar?
Artist and biographer Keggie Carew meets producer and singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.
The world-class soprano Latonia Moore gives her singing tips and names her karaoke song
The Canadian singer on the art of songwriting and becoming a Buddhist monk in the 1990s.
Nick Baker on the ghost writers helping ordinary people tell their stories for posterity.
Listen to extracts from an interview with Lily Allen.
How do people with hearing loss engage with music? Eloise Garland tackles assumptions.
Lou Reed talked to John Wilson in 2000 about songwriting.
People of the Year: Marin Alsop
presented by John Wilson
Vocal coaches Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher give Michael Rosen a thorough workout.
Mark Lawson asks Mitsuko Uchida how much practice makes a perfect pianist?