Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music - Sunday 28 June 2015, 9pm

Got your summer reading sorted out? Catherine Bott has some musical suggestions.

Sense and Sensibility

Have you been thinking of taking some classic literature on your holidays for some summer reading? Tonight Catherine has some suggestions of timeless books you might like to revisit or discover for the first time, with a little help from composers that have been inspired by them.

There’s Massenet’s Don Quixote, Offenbach’s take on Robinson Crusoe and some classic cinema adaptations too – Arnold Bax’s version of Oliver Twist and, staying with Dickens, Richard Addinsell’s music for A Tale of Two Cities.

Also from the world of films listen out for Bernard Herrmann’s music for Wuthering Heights, Patrick Doyle’s Sense and Sensibility (pictured) and John Williams’ Harry Potter.