Lucy Parham on how literature inspired Schumann to write some of his great piano cycles.
The Fantastical World of Robert Schumann
The Sound That Burned: The Queen's Hall 70th Anniversary
Andrew Green tells the story of the last days of London's celebrated Queen's Hall.
Music of the King James Bible
Richard Coles on the influence that the Authorised Version of the Bible has had on music.
Ballet Goes to the Music Hall
Deborah Bull explores ballet music in late Victorian London, at the music hall theatres.
The story of the orchestra who gave the first ever concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sound of Cinema: Chaplin and Music
Matthew Sweet explores Charlie Chaplin's career as composer.
Our Lady of Paris
Simon Russell Beale marks Notre Dame's 850th anniversary, exploring French sacred music.
Verdi 200: Verdi the Opera Director - the Composer's Other Artistic Side
Opera scholar Susan Rutherford traces Verdi's journey from composer to 'opera director.
Singing for Britten
John Bridcut explores Britten's creative relationship with amateur singers.
The Practice of Practising
Celebrated pianist Stephen Hough reflects on a life spent practising.
Sword to Pen. Redcoat and the rise of the military memoir
Emma Butcher on the publishing phenomenon that was the traumatised 19th c Redcoat
Sword to Pen: Redcoat and the rise of the military memoir
Emma Butcher on the publishing phenomenon that was the traumatised Napoleonic Redcoat.
Dealing with Grief
How can we deal with the pain of losing someone?
Sarah Brett with reaction to today's televised Tory leadership debate.
People with at least four decades between them, share and compare their life experiences.