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Sacred and Secular Traditions in French Music
A discussion of the sacred and secular traditions in French music.
Petroc Trelawny considers Turkish culture and Western classical music's place within it.
Mahler's Fifth Symphony
Christopher Cook and Julian Johnson discuss Mahler's Fifth Symphony.
Strauss and the Voice
Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Graham Johnson explore Strauss's relationship with the human voice.
Martin Handley and Roderick Swanston discuss Mozart's final years and his Requiem.
The British Symphony
Martin Handley and Bruce Wood delve into the history of the British symphony.
Saint-Saëns and Franck
Christopher Cook and guests explore the unknown sides of Saint-Saens and Franck.
Beethoven's Eroica Symphony
Christopher Cook and guests discuss Beethoven's Third Symphony and the French Revolution.
Sibelius's Love of Nature
Martin Handley with Daniel Grimley and Simon Shaw-Miller on Sibelius's love of nature.
Vaughan Williams: Job - A Masque for Dancing
Tom Service with Ceri Owen and Jonathan Downing on Vaughan Williams's ballet Job.
Viennese Culture During the Lives of Schubert and Mahler
Christopher Cook and Harry Eyres explore cultural life in Schubert and Mahler's Vienna.
Rachmaninov's The Bells
Tom Service and David Huckvale explore Rachmaninov's setting of Poe's poem The Bells.
Global Orchestras: Czech Republic
Trelawny presents an exploration of the cultural situation in the Czech Republic.
Global Orchestras: Hungary
Petroc Trelawny presents an exploration of the cultural situation in Hungary.
Brahms and German Music
Laura Tunbridge and Nicholas Baragwanath on Brahms and German tradition, with Ian Skelly.
Global Orchestras: South Korea
Petroc Trelawny explores the cultural situation in South Korea.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by opera journalist Hugo Shirley to discuss Strauss's Salome.
Hugo Shirley presents an introduction to Strauss's opera Elektra.
Respighi's Roman Triptych
Ian Skelly and Benjamin Earle on Respighi's three Rome-inspired orchestral showpieces.
The Cultural Scene in Singapore
Petroc Trelawny and writer Simon Calder explore the cultural situation in Singapore.
Sir Roger Norrington
Eminent conductor Sir Roger Norrington talks to Tom Service about his life and career.
The Saxophone and Adolphe Sax
Andrew McGregor talks about the saxophone and its creator, Adophe Sax.
Bach's St Matthew Passion
Director Peter Sellars talks about his semi-staged production of Bach's St Matthew Passion
Tom Service hears from members of the Cleveland Orchestra about their lives and work.
Composer David Horne in conversation Andrew McGregor.
Sally Beamish discusses her music with Andrew McGregor and introduces her chamber works.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
To mark his 80th birthday, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies talks to Andrew McGregor.
Composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle introduces performances of some of his chamber works.
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.
Louise Fryer is joined by Stephen Hough and Malcolm Hayes to discuss Liszt.
Ed Stourton explores the influence of the 'Arab Spring' on contemporary Arabic literature.
Light Music at the BBC
Simon Heffer and Andrew O'Hagan on the halcyon days of light music at the BBC.
Rana Mitter is joined by Daniel Karlin and Tariq Ali to discuss Rudyard Kipling.
Aldeburgh World Orchestra
Stephen Johnson and members of the Aldeburgh World Orchestra introduce Prom 21.
Scott, Burns and Beethoven
Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford on the links between Scott, Burns and Beethoven.
Literary: Scandinavian Crime Writing
Val McDermid and Louise Welsh on the explosion in Scandinavian crime writing.
Matthew Rowe explores the music in Prom 31, with performances by the BBC SSO.
The Life and Legacy of Rudolf Nureyev
Monica Mason celebrates the life and legacy of the great ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
Literary: Music in the Movies
Screenwriter Ronald Harwood and pianist Neil Brand discuss the role of music in film.
The Handmaid's Tale
Anne McElvoy introduces a discussion on Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale.
Music and Cinema
Debbie Wiseman and David Benedict on the ways film-makers have created mood with music.
Sarah Dunant and Margaret Kean on the influence of Dante from Shakespeare to the Beats.
Religion in Music
James MacMillan and Andrew Carwood talk to Louise Fryer about religion in music.
Britten 100: Billy Budd
Writers Philip Hoare and Jamila Gavin discuss Herman Melville's novella Billy Budd.
The Real Brahms
Musicologist Kenneth Hamilton talks to Stephen Johnson about the real Brahms.
Proms Plus Intro: Marin Alsop and Cathy Graham
Marin Alsop and Cathy Graham discuss the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and music in Brazil.
The Sound of Outer Space
Matthew Sweet talks to Anna Meredith and Miguel Mera about composing the sound of space.
Literary: Prince Albert
Matthew Sweet and guests reassess Prince Albert and his legacy, the Royal Albert Hall.
Faith and Doubt
Pat Barker and Giles Fraser on what Russian literature can teach us about faith and doubt.
Ian McMillan and guests celebrate the work of William Golding.
Ken Russell Celebration
Glenda Jackson and Mark Kermode celebrate the work of the late film director Ken Russell.
The Piano in Fiction
Anne McElvoy discusses the piano in literature with Rabbi Julia Neuberger and a pianist.
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Andrew McGregor and players from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester discuss Prom 57.
John Eliot Gardiner
John Eliot Gardiner talks to Tom Service about the Proms performance of Der Freischutz.
Clive James, Don Black
Broadcaster Clive James and lyricist Don Black discuss the great songwriters.
The Future of Orchestras
Shirley Apthorp and Mark Pemberton discuss the future of orchestras with Andrew McGregor.
Desert Island Discs
Tim Rice and Kevin Jackson explore book choices in the Radio 4 series Desert Island Discs.
John Adams: Nixon in China
Rana Mitter and Shuyun Sun debate the political context of John Adams' Nixon in China.
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.
Music for the evening
An adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.
In Flanders Fields
A concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the recapturing of the city of Mons.
Tuesday - Georgia's classical mix
Georgia Mann presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Death in Venice and a parliament of ukes
Sean Rafferty presents the very best of last week's In Tune.
Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Alec Shaw, the bird man, Claire Skinner, Korngold's Robin Hood
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.