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?" and "Was Mozart really the genius everyone makes him out to be?"
Spanning 150 episodes over three years, 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, Catherine focuses on the ‘first thoughts’ and earliest works of several illustrious composers.
Celebrating the impeccable child prodigies and exceptional latecomers, Catherine explores their first steps into greatness and the ambitions which led them there, featuring the early opuses of Mozart, Faure, Britten and more.
Tonight, Catherine Bott remembers the ‘swansongs’ of the great composers.
By exploring the final works of the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the legacies they left behind, Catherine reveals the history of the swansong itself and the transformation in outlook each composer might have had when approaching their final masterpiece.