With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Strauss lieder; Recent discs celebrating the John Cage centenary; Disc of the Week: Lieux retrouves.
James Jolly explores Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and the hidden depths to this famous crowd-pleaser, which plays fast and loose with history. Show more
Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme of sacred choral works by the German composer Hans-Leo Hassler. The music was specially recorded by the BBC Singers. Show more
Live from Wigmore Hall in London, mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz and pianist Julius Drake perform songs from France and Spain, including works by Granados, Bizet, Massenet and Turina. Show more
John Wilson presents a personal selection from the golden age of the Broadway musical. Including Showboat and Follies, plus musicals by George and Ira Gershwin, and Rodgers/Hart. Show more
Alyn Shipton presents a cross section of all styles of jazz requested by listeners, including music from Sheila Jordan, Hampton Hawes, Wynton Kelly and Lovie Austin.
Geoffrey Smith showcases Count Basie's 'New Testament' band of the 1950s and 60s, which topped the charts with such hits as April in Paris and Lil Darlin. Show more
Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a performance of Donizetti's comic opera L'elisir d'amore, starring Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak. Show more
A personal portrait by sound designer Nick Ryan of the disorientating effects of a balance disorder and how they make him confront experiences from his past. Show more
To preview the 2012 British Composer Awards ceremony, Ivan Hewett and guests Helen Wallace and Guy Damann choose their personal favourites from the shortlisted pieces. Show more
Jonathan Swain presents a programme of music by Haydn, Bottesini and Mozart with the Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavle Despalj. Show more