Sundays, 9-10pm. Acclaimed singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott covers everything you ever wanted to know about classical music. It's one of the biggest non-fiction series in the history of British radio. Text 61812, tweet @ClassicFM or email using the form below.
Catherine Bott is shining the spotlight on every area of classical music, answering such questions as "What exactly does a conductor do?", "Was Mozart really the genius everyone makes him out to be?", and "How did Beethoven manage to compose when he was deaf?"
Now in its sixth successful year and 300 episodes later, it's one of the biggest non-fiction series in the history of British radio.
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Tonight, Catherine draws inspiration from Shrove Tuesday and our pancake over-eating to take us on a whistle-stop tour of indulgent composers.
We hear some of the finest music penned by composers who were particularly fond of eating and drinking, and of being the last one’s dancing at the party. The programme begins with a composer who was known to order enough dinner for three people and also music by Schumann and Beethoven.
Sunday 1 March
To mark St. David’s Day, Catherine dedicates tonight’s programme to the musical talent of Wales.
Hailed as the ‘Land of Song’, Wales has nurtured some of today’s most influential musicians, vocalists and composers. Join Catherine for a musical journey around the country to hear music from Sir Karl Jenkins’ ever evocative The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, the bass-baritone voice of Sir Bryn Terfel in the role of Falstaff, and Classic FM’s very own Aled Jones. Plus, no Welsh programme would be complete without the harp, courtesy of Catrin Finch performing the traditional melody, Watching the White Wheat.