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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.
What Is Chinese Culture Today?
Rana Mitter is joined by novelist Xiaolu Guo to discuss the culture of China today.
Responses to War: Owen Sheers and Pat Barker
Prize-winning writer Pat Barker and poet Owen Sheers discuss artists' responses to war.
Tavener and Literature
Michael Symmons Roberts and Richard Coles on the literature which inspired John Tavener.
The Taming of the Shrew
Janet Suzman and Alexandra Gilbreath discuss The Taming of the Shrew and sexual politics.
Poet Craig Raine discusses ways in which writers adopt a 'magpie' approach to language.
Poet and playwright Tony Harrison discusses his work over the last 50 years.
Dylan Thomas Centenary
Poet Gillian Clarke and artist Peter Blake celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth
Nature writers Miriam Darlington and Horatio Clare discuss Scottish author Gavin Maxwell.
WWI's 'Lost Generation'
Writers Helen Dunmore and Simon Heffer discuss the idea of WWI's 'Lost Generation'.
Melbourne's Cultural Heritage
Carmen Callil and Helen Fitzgerald discuss Melbourne's cultural heritage.
Poets Fred d'Aguiar and Michael Longley discuss the work of WWI writer Wilfred Owen.
Eleanor Rosamond Barraclough joins novelist Joanna Kavenna to discuss Icelandic culture.
Author Martin Amis discusses his novel The Zone of Interest.
Philip Larkin and The Whitsun Weddings
Andrew Motion and Kate Clanchy discuss Philip Larkin and his work The Whitsun Weddings.
Writer Matthew Hollis and biographer Jay Parini discuss the American poet Robert Frost.
Proms Poetry Competition
Daljit Nagra and Ian McMillan with the winning entries in 2014's Proms Poetry Competition.
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Jeremy Summerly recommends recordings of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms
Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Scarborough Spa Orchestra, Alain de Botton, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981)
The lady who swings the band
Donald Macleod charts Mary Lou Williams's years with Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy.
Janáček, Debussy and Fauré
Shai Wosner plays Janáček's In the Mists and Faure's Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op 115
The Ulster Orchestra - Liszt, Respighi, Rachmaninov
With music by Liszt, Respighi, Rachmaninov, Alfredo Casella and Elisabetta Brusa.