Beyond the Hall of Fame

Friday 18 April - Monday 21 April, 9pm

Catherine Bott

In four special programmes, Catherine Bott goes deeper into some of the pieces that have made it into the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014.

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Taking a break from her 150-part Sunday night programme Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music, Catherine Bott explores the stories behind  some of the great classical works that have appeared so far in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014

Find out what was happening in the composers' lives at the time they penned this piece. What inspired them to create these masterpieces? And discover the broader historical context in which they were written.

There'll be the chance to hear alternative movements from symphonies, arias from operas and even related pieces by the same composers that maybe haven't yet made it into the annual poll of Classic FM listeners' 300 favourite pieces of music.

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