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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
29 March 2016, 11:22 | Updated: 5 January 2017, 10:12
Three sublime minutes of ravishing tone and magnificent sound from a cello master at the height of his powers.
Prepare to be turned to mush. Few people got a more glorious sound from the cello as Mstislav Rostropovich - just listen to him in Richard Strauss' epic for soloist and orchestra Don Quixote.
Three minutes of soaring lines from 'Slava' is just too exquisite. And there's sumptous support from the Berlin Philharmonic and maestro Herbert von Karajan.