Designer Peter Mumford and Dr John Snelson of the ROH on the challenges of staging Wagner. Read more
Designer Peter Mumford and Dr John Snelson of the ROH on the challenges of staging Wagner.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John le Carre celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
Light Music at the BBC
Simon Heffer and Andrew O'Hagan on the halcyon days of light music at the BBC.
Scott, Burns and Beethoven
Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford on the links between Scott, Burns and Beethoven.
The Life and Legacy of Rudolf Nureyev
Monica Mason celebrates the life and legacy of the great ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
Music and Cinema
Debbie Wiseman and David Benedict on the ways film-makers have created mood with music.
Britten 100: Billy Budd
Writers Philip Hoare and Jamila Gavin discuss Herman Melville's novella Billy Budd.
The Sound of Outer Space
Matthew Sweet talks to Anna Meredith and Miguel Mera about composing the sound of space.
The Soundworld of Doctor Who
Doctor Who enthusiast Matthew Sweet and guests look back over 50 years of the BBC series.
The History of French Dance
Jane Pritchard chairs a discussion on French ballet from Lully to Stravinsky.
David Matthews and Nielsen
Daniel Grimley talks to Louise Fryer about Nielsen's Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable).
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
Louise Fryer and William Mival discuss Rachmaninov and his Second Symphony.
Sean Shepherd and Shostakovich 10
Sean Shepherd on his new commission. Gerard McBurney on Shostakovich's Symphony No 10.
Introduction to Das Rheingold
Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Nicholas Baragwanath and Mike Ashman discuss Das Rheingold.
Introduction to Die Walkure
Sara Mohr-Pietsch discusses Die Walkure with Patrick Carnegie and Elaine Padmore.
Introduction to Siegfried
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces Wagner's Siegfried with Mark Berry and Paul Mason.
Wagner 200: Introduction to Gotterdammerung
Sara Mohr-Pietsch joins Sarah Lenton and Philip Hensher for a guide to Gotterdammerung.
Mozart and Vienna
Nicholas Till and Richard Wigmore join James Jolly to explore Mozart's Vienna.
Introduction to Tannhauser
James Jolly discusses Wagner's Tannhauser with Peggy Reynolds and Simon Rees.
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
James Jolly talks to Norman Lebrecht and Jeremy Barham about Mahler's Symphony No 2.
An Introduction to Urban Classics
Roger Wright introduces Prom 37: Urban Classics, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Beethoven's Ninth and the RPS
Petroc Trelawny discusses Beethoven's relationship with the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 'London'
Stephen Johnson, Kate Kennedy and Louise Fryer discuss Vaughan Williams's London Symphony.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3
Ian Skelly, Rosamund Bartlett and Marina Frolova-Walker discuss Tchaikovsky and his world.
Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage
Louise Fryer talks to Oliver Soden, Michael Berkeley and Paul Webster about Tippett.
Brahms: German Requiem
Laura Tunbridge and Julian Johnson discuss Brahms's German Requiem.
Introduction to The Firebird
Louise Fryer and Jonathan Cross explore Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird.
The World of the Romantic Piano Concerto
Judith Chernaik and Kenneth Hamilton join Ian Skelly to discuss Romantic piano concertos.
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Fiona McKnight and David Nice join James Jolly to discuss Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony.
Lutoslawski, Panufnik and Polish Culture
Andrew McGregor talks to Nick Reyland and Roxanna Panufnik about Lutoslawski and Panufnik.
Introduction to Parsifal
Martin Handley discusses Parsifal with Stephen Fry and Stephen Johnson.
Martin Handley talks to Paul Kildea about Britten and his place in 20th-century music.
Bruckner - Inspirations and influences
Louise Fryer explores Bruckner and the man behind the music with expert Roderick Swanston.
Verdi's Orchestral Writing, Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
Ian Skelly hosts a talk on Verdi's orchestral writing and Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.