After 1,000 years of written music, can there be any more new tunes? Read more
All the tunes
After 1,000 years of written music, can there be any more new tunes?
The Music of the Night
Tom Service discovers what happens to music at night.
Al-Andalus: What makes music sound Spanish?
Tom Service looks for the essence of Spain in the music of later centuries.
Prog Rock - apotheosis or nadir?
Tom Service looks at Prog Rock, and asks: apotheosis of rock music, or vapid pomposity?
The Simple Truth
When is less more, and less less? How hard is it to achieve meaningful musical simplicity?
Turn up the volume, dial up the drama
Dynamics are crucial to the dramatic effect of music. Tom Service adjusts the volume.
Essential Classics with Ian Skelly: Adrian Scarborough, Oramics in the Oast House, Brahms's FAE Scherzo
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
In Tune & France Musique
Featuring Anne Queffélec, The Hermes Experiment, and a cross-Channel collaboration
Adventures with a viola
Live from Wigmore Hall, Lawrence Power performs music by Couperin, Benjamin and Adès.
A sprinkling of modern pianos and strings to help you get your work done
A serene classical backdrop to help you focus
BBC Symphony Orchestra on tour
Music by Huang Ruo, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Stravinsky from the BBC Symphony Orchestra.