Is Wagner's music morally tainted by his anti-semitism? Engaging debate with Michael Buerk
Charles Hazlewood explores pieces by Strauss and Respighi inspired by music from the past.
Simon Russell Beale explores the impact of Wagner on fin-de-siecle British culture.
Paul Mason looks behind the dwarves, flying maidens and magic swords of his musical hero.
Paul Mason explores dark matters of nationalism and desire in the opera Die Meistersinger
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Lully's Le bourgeois gentilhomme.
Stephen Johnson explores the blend of theatre and church in Lully's sacred music.
James Naughtie considers the colossus of 20th century English theatre.
John Tusa talks to director Peter Hall about his work.
The acclaimed theatre director tells Dr Anthony Clare of the impact of shyness on his life
Sir Peter Hall, director of theatre, opera and film, remembered by friends and colleagues.
Mark Lawson meets director Sir Peter Hall, who is about to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Charles Hazlewood delves into Richard Strauss' Sonatina No.1.
Tom Service and others explore the ideas behind Wagner's own opera house in Bayreuth.
The surprising and touching story of how Richard Strauss' marriage inspired his music.
Paul Gambaccini goes behind the scenes of the Three Tenors' concert in Rome in 1990.
Melvyn Bragg examines the position of Richard Wagner and his music in German culture.
Wagner's relationship with French music and ideas. Tim Blanning and Sarah Hibberd discuss.
Stephen Johnson explores Wagner's heroes and how the composer became a national hero.
Susan Hitch explores connections between Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Wagner's Ring.
Tom Service travels to Switzerland in search of the real Richard Strauss.
A profile of the Bayreuth Festival's artistic director Wolfgang Wagner.