Simon Russell Beale explores the dynamics between soloist and orchestra in the concerto. Read more
Concerto: The One and the Many
Simon Russell Beale explores the dynamics between soloist and orchestra in the concerto.
Blind, Black and Blue
Gary O'Donoghue asks why so many early blues musicians in America's Deep South were blind.
A Symphony of Psalms
Cerys Matthews explores the influence of the 150 Psalms on musicians and composers.
Too Many Artists?
From painting in a Paris garret to bouncing on trampolines - what is an artist today?
Exit Burbage - the man who created Hamlet
Without Richard Burbage, there would be no Shakespeare. Yet he's not well known - why?
An alternative look at modern Japan's uneasy relationship with ghosts and ghost stories.
Japan's Never-Ending War
Rana Mitter visits Tokyo to explore how Japan remembers World War Two today through film.
Oh Dr Kinsey, Look What You've Done to Me!
Matthew Sweet looks at the impact of the Kinsey Report, first published seventy years ago.
Under the Water
Maritime archaeologists race against time and the tide at a submerged Mesolithic site.
The Summer Forest
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough on the cultural and ecological glories of the summer forest.
Binary and Beyond
Binary and Beyond 1/2
Might explorations of gender in great art of the past help illuminate today's issues?
Binary and Beyond 2/2
Might explorations of gender in great art of the past illuminate current gender issues?
Tony Harrison's Prague Spring
How one of Britain's best-known poets experienced the drama of the 1960s Prague Spring.
Philip French and the Critical Ear
Laurence Scott on radio producer and esteemed film critic Philip French.
The Bernstein Files
Journalist Jonathan Coffey opens the secret FBI files on Leonard Bernstein.
Ken Campbell as Never Heard Before
A parrot, a Dr Who, a Detectorist, and a National Treasure help a Seeker resurrect Ken.
The Nature of Creativity
As nature disappears, are we losing what has inspired our creativity for generations?
A Portrait of Parry
Simon Heffer argues for a new understanding of Sir Hubert Parry
Forests of the imagination
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough searches the Autumn forest, looking for stories.
Author Carlo Gebler on the role of prison arts in punishment and rehabilitation
New Generation Thinkers. 1 of 2
Two Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers with stories from medieval and Victorian Britain.
New Generation Thinkers 2/2
Two NGAs ask: is it wrong to have children? Do terrorists have a problem with Shakespeare?
The Ruhleben Legacy
Revealing how life in a German internment camp shaped the course of classical music.
The travels of the first Englishman in India, and the hunt for a lost poetic masterpiece.
Harlem on Fire
Afua Hirsch goes in search of a long-lost masterpiece from the Harlem Renaissance.
Tales from the Caspian Sea
Professor Bettany Hughes investigates the rich cultural history of the Caspian Sea.
Dr Bettany Hughes illuminates the neglected culture of the Caspian Sea and its hinterland.
The Pine Tree
The magical story of the tree that sits at the heart of Christmas Day.
Keats Goes North
Fiona Stafford follows John Keats’s epic 1818 walk, which inspired his greatest poetry.
Afterwords: Martha Gellhorn
Contemporary writers reflect on modern reporting through the work of Martha Gellhorn,
Afterwords: Susan Sontag
A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers