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.
If you have a question or suggestion for a topic to be addressed by Catherine on the show, do contact her using the form below.
Tonight’s episode of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music is inspired by a recent listener email that asked the valid question: what makes music ‘classical’? Is it down to the instruments, or form, when it was composed, or who’s performing? Join Catherine Bott as she attempts to answer these questions and more. Music includes Tolga Kashif’s pop-turned classical The Queen Symphony, Mozart’s sublime Ave Verum Corpus and the main theme from John Williams’ score to Schindler’s List.