John marks the birthday of the legendary Spanish soprano, Victoria de Los Angeles, with a classic recording from Bizet’s Carmen and, on the anniversary of a huge honour being bestowed upon American composer Aaron Copland, John plays the fanfare that became one of his most famous musical moments.
He delivers new music too; a stunning, recent recording of Debussy’s Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune, from the London Symphony Orchestra.
Sunday 8 November
John marks the anniversary of the legendary soprano Maria Callas’ debut at London’s Covent Garden, with her wonderful recording of ‘O mio babbino caro’ from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
There’s also a new recording from the multi award-winning Canadian pianist, Louis Lortie. His latest album sees him take on the music of Chopin, so we hear the composer’s Military Polonaise No.1.