Can you hear 'masculine' and 'feminine' in music?
Can music be gendered?
The Double Bass
The elephant in the room? No, the Double Bass is much more.
Bruckner and the Symphonic Boa Constrictors
Is listening to a Bruckner symphony really like being crushed to death by a giant snake?
Anger in Music
Today at Sage Gateshead Tom finds out how music can induce, express and exorcise anger.
The Power of One
What special magic happens in music where there is no harmony?
Why are classical audiences so quiet?
Tom Service looks at why we are all so tense and silent during classical concerts. Shhhh!
Amateur musicians' vital role in music and performance over the last three centuries.
What is Sound Art? And why?
Tom Service considers the rise of Sound Art. Is it art music or something else?
Sound of the Underground
What does underground sound like? From earth-inspired music to sounds of the earth itself.
What's the point of practice?
Does practice make perfect? And what is perfect practice? Tom Service finds out.
Countertenors - classical rock gods!
A celebration of male singers who can hit those high notes!
Better than background music?
Is music for theatre more than just a prop?
Why do babies love music?
Tom Service asks why we seem to love music from the day we're born - are we born musical?
Is complicated music better than simple music?
Tom Service looks at complexity in music - can we actually hear what's going on?
Rachmaninov's The Bells, The Pankhurst Anthem, Dame Emma Kirkby
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music. Presented by Suzy Klein.
James MacMillan (b 1959)
A zoo, a lament and a protest
MacMillan criticises Scotland in a speech and his music: A Scotch Bestiary and Shamnation
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Series: Schubert's Octet
The Philharmonia Chamber Players perform Schubert's Octet, D803
Welsh folk and piano trios
Sean Rafferty presents the best of the last week on BBC Radio 3's In Tune
BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Gershwin and Elgar
Kate Molleson introduces recordings by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.