Hugo Shirley presents an introduction to Strauss's opera Elektra. Read more
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.
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.
Michael Ball hosts and Barry Manilow headlines this year's Hyde Park celebration.
Join John Toal live at Titanic Slipways, for the biggest classical event of the year.
David Miller plays a selection of hymns for your Sunday morning.
The Versatile Recorder
Michala Petri performs virtuosic works by Vivaldi and Fabrice Bollon. John Shea presents.
Sunday - Elizabeth Alker
Elizabeth Alker presents Breakfast including a Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape.