Soweto Kinch explores the profound impressions Miles Davis made on his fellow artists. Read more
Miles and Me
Soweto Kinch explores the profound impressions Miles Davis made on his fellow artists.
A Darker Shade of Green
How 1930s novelists and composers used the pastoral mode to address the legacy of WWI.
Spencer de Grey
Matthew Sweet meets architect Spencer de Grey whose designs include The Sage Gateshead.
Twenty Ways to Stuff a Cat
Ian Sansom reflects on the art of taxidermy and our need to preserve life by stuffing it.
Ronald Blythe in Conversation
Writer Ronald Blythe talks to Mark Cocker about his career and times.
The Life and Genius of Michael Rabin
Jonathan Coffey explores the life and legacy of American virtuoso violinist Michael Rabin.
Wajda: Voice of a Generation
Ian Christie explores the life and work of Polish film director Andrzej Wajda.
Distinguished pianist and teacher Katharina Wolpe talks to Martin Handley.
Sliding in at the Back
Three trombone experts talk about the life of an orchestral trombone player.
Leopold Mozart's Violin Treatise
Cliff Eisen traces the history of Leopold Mozart's influential violin treatise of 1756.
Left High and Dry
Vocal coach and voice expert Mary King charts the rise and fall of the castrati.
Katie Derham explores the history of The Vyne, a 16th-century country house in Hampshire.
Sounds of the City
A portrait in sound of Washington DC created by people who live there.
Katie Derham tours Powis Castle for a closer look at its many Baroque splendours.
The Laius Complex
Paul Allen argues that the downfall of Oedipus was the fault of his father, Laius.
Clandon Park, Surrey
Katie Derham, Lars Tharp and Katherine Sharp take a tour of the treasures of Clandon Park.
Ham House, Surrey
Katie Derham is joined by Lars Tharp and curator Victoria Bradley for a tour of Ham House.
Tredegar House, Gwent
Katie Derham tours Tredegar House in Wales with Lars Tharp and the NT's Derw Thomas.
I Predict a Riot
Ivan Hewett explores the myths that surround the first performance of The Rite of Spring.
Are You Sleeping, Brother John
Peggy Reynolds explores the story of the children's song Frere Jacques.
Petroc Trelawny experiences the compelling sounds of the London Underground.
The Trials of the Chorus Master
Chorus masters reveal how the unsung heroes feel when a star conductor receives the glory.
Suzy Klein explores composers' orchestral depictions of weather.
Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
The Soviet Valkyrie
Historian Philip Bullock explores the staging of Die Walkure at the Bolshoi in 1940.
Ravel's Bolero: an early sign of dementia or a musical genius working under pressure?
When Tolkien Stole Wagner's Ring
Susan Hitch explores connections between Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Wagner's Ring.
Simon Russell Beale explores the impact of Wagner on fin-de-siecle British culture.
The Rise of the Cossacks
Alexander Kan investigates how Cossacks have been portrayed in art, literature, and music.
Wagner in France
Wagner's relationship with French music and ideas. Tim Blanning and Sarah Hibberd discuss.
Music journalist Paul Morley describes finally seeing the future in Holst's The Planets.