Is Wagner's music morally tainted by his anti-semitism? Engaging debate with Michael Buerk
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.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Garibaldi and the Risorgimento, for our Listener Week.
Francine Stock explores charismatic leadership, from Giuseppe Garibaldi to Osama Bin Laden
Tom Service and others explore the ideas behind Wagner's own opera house in Bayreuth.
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.