Alex Jennings on playing Benjamin Britten and reading his biography for BBC Radio 4.
Michael Berkeley's guest is pianist Alfred Brendel.
Alison Goldfrapp on the chaos and order of Ligeti's Atmosphères
Charles Hazlewood explores pieces by Strauss and Respighi inspired by music from the past.
Celebrates the 150th anniversary of Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius.
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
Journalist Jonathan Coffey re-opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein
On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Choral Symphony.
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
The story of how three trips to South America in the 1950s changed Pierre Boulez's life.
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.
A portrait of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.
Charles Hazlewood and Debbie Wiseman with the BBC CO on composing for the cinema.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim points a way forward for everyone through music.
The legendary baritone talking to Mark Lawson on Front Row in 2000
Writer, broadcaster and charity founder Marjorie Wallace chooses composer Edward Elgar.
A look at Peter Maxwell Davies's iconic music theatre work Eight Songs for a Mad King.
Fiona Clampin tells the story of two Birmingham professors of music: Elgar and Bantock.
Robert Walker and David Owen Norris on composing a Piano Concerto from sketches by Elgar.
John Tusa, talks to composer Elliot Carter about his work.
Stephen Johnson talks to the composer Elliott Carter in his 100th birthday year.
An interview with American composer, Elliott Carter.
Suzy Klein explores the drama engendered by Toscanini's visits to the BBC SO in the 1930s.
The composer's Suffolk childhood changes forever when his mother battles the authorities.
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