With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mozart: Symphony No 41; operas by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann; Disc of the Week: Brahms/German Requiem and Schutz choral works.
In a programme from 2012, Suzy Klein interviews influential Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who died on Saturday. Show more
Catherine Bott explores music inspired by the famous 17th-century play Il Pastor Fido, featuring music by Handel, Monteverdi and Sigismondo d'India. Show more
Live from the Wigmore Hall in London, a recital by the Tokyo Quartet. Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op 132. Schubert: Andante (fragment) in C minor for strings, D703. Show more
Violinist Daniel Hope selects recordings reflecting his life in music and that of his instrument, a Guarneri. Including Pinchas Zukerman, Yehudi Menhuhin and David Oistrakh. Show more
Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests. Email email@example.com.
Soprano Natalie Dessay and tenor Matthew Polenzani play the lead roles in Verdi's opera La Traviata. Fabio Luisi conducts the New York Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus. Show more
From Wigmore Hall, London, Louise Fryer introduces Finnish string quartet Meta4. Faure: String Quartet in E minor, Op 121. Schumann: String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3. Show more
Tom Service presents a performance of young British composer Luke Bedford's 2011 chamber opera Seven Angels. Tom also profiles the composer and his music. Show more
Chico Hamilton: Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton tells Alyn Shipton how the original Gerry Mulligan Quartet first assembled in his house and how he then formed his own unorthodox group.
Jonathan Swain presents a performance of Rachmaninov's Vespers with the Serbian Radio-Television Chorus conducted by Bojan Sudjic with soloists Magda Skracic and Jacques Radinson. Show more