Stephen Johnson explores Haydn's Symphony No. 104.
Haydn: Symphony No. 104
Britten: Spring Symphony
Stephen Johnson explores Britten's Spring Symphony.
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos
Stephen Johnson explores Francis Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos.
Stephen Johnson explores Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka.
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
Stephen Johnson explores Dvorak's Eighth Symphony.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Stephen Johnson explores Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5.
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 'Great'
Stephen Johnson explores Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C 'Great'.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
Stephen Johnson explores Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
Holst: The Perfect Fool
Stephen Johnson explores Holst's The Perfect Fool.
Schubert: Symphony No. 5
Stephen Johnson explores Schubert's Symphony No. 5.
Bruckner: Symphony No 2
Stephen Johnson explores Bruckner's Symphony No 2 in C minor.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
Stephen Johnson explores Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony.
Bach: St Mark Passion
Stephen Johnson examines the sources of Bach's setting of the St Mark Passion.
Bach: Mass in B minor
How Bach the devout Lutheran set about producing a mass in the Catholic tradition.
Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2
Stephen Johnson explores the intricacies of Dvorak's Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat.
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Act 3)
Stephen Johnson explores Act 3 of Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde.
Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem
Stephen Johnson explores Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem.
Tippett: Symphony No. 2
Stephen Johnson explores Tippett's Symphony No. 2.
John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony
Stephen Johnson explores John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony.
Faure's Piano Quartet No 1
Stephen Johnson explores Faure's Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor.
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits
Stephen Johnson analyses Vaughan Williams's Five Tudor Portraits.
Bizet's Symphony in C
Stephen Johnson explores the colourful world of Bizet's Symphony in C.
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Stephen Johnson explores the unique sounds of Stravinsky's The Right of Spring.
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 'Razumovsky'
Stephen Johnson explores the musical language of Beethoven's third Razumovsky Quartet.
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7
Stephen Johnson explores Prokofiev's seventh and final symphony.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Stephen Johnson explores Sibelius's Seventh Symphony.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Stephen Johnson explores themes of triumph and doubt in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Stephen Johnson explores what Mahler's songs can tell us about his Symphony No. 5.
Mozart's Clarinet Quintet
Stephen Johnson explores Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A, K581.
Sound of Cinema: On the Waterfront
Stephen Johnson explores On the Waterfront, Leonard Bernstein's only true film score.
Brahms and Berg Piano Sonatas
Stephen Johnson compares the first published works of Brahms and Berg, both piano sonatas.
Stephen Johnson explores Robert Levin's recompletion of Mozart's Requiem.
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3
Stephen Johnson explores the emotional heart of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3.
Stephen Johnson explores the musical paintings created by Debussy in Images.
Reich's The Desert Music
Stephen Johnson explores visions of nuclear armageddon in Steve Reich's The Desert Music.
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Stephen Johnson separates storytelling & autobiography in Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.
Nielsen Symphony No. 4
Stephen Johnson explores the structure of Nielsen's Fourth Symphony.
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'
Stephen Johnson explores Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia antartica'
How Vaughan Williams created his Symphony No. 7 from his most famous film score.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique'
Stephen Johnson considers Tchaikovsky's final and most personal symphony, the Pathetique.
Walton: Symphony No.1
Exploring the potent mix of musical and personal influences behind Walton's First Symphony
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Stephen Johnson explores Beethoven's most playful symphony, the Eighth.
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
Stephen Johnson explores Rachmaninov's Second Symphony.
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
Stephen Johnson explores Schoenberg's First Chamber Symphony.
John Adams: City Noir
John Adams's orchestral paean to post-war Hollywood, and the world of the film noir.
Mozart and Strauss
A programme of Mozart and Strauss with the WDR Symphony Orchestra. John Shea presents.
Friday - Petroc's classical commute
Petroc Trelawny with Radio 3's classical breakfast show, live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Zosha di Castri, Dame Emma Kirkby, Haydn's Gypsy Rondo Trio
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Presented by Suzy Klein.
Donald Macleod talks to composer James MacMillan as he celebrates his 60th birthday
James MacMillan (b 1959)
A tryst, a grief and a dream
Music brings sharing to James’s community and solace to his family in difficult times.