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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Sunday 18 January 2015 9pm.
On this week's show Catherine Bott asks the question: 'Which are the world’s greatest concert halls?
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Catherine will be exploring whether a great venue makes a difference to how performers perform, taking in three magnificent venues in Europe and two great British halls - she has sung in all of them: the Concertegbouw Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Musikverein (pictured), the Wigmore in London and the Bridgewater in Manchester.
And there are four of America's finest venues to discover – Symphony Hall Boston, Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, and the Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York – where Catherine is yet to test the acoustics.