Catherine Bott to join Classic FM for three year classical music series

Kate Bott -credit BBC

Musician, broadcaster and recent Trinity Laban Board member, Catherine Bott, joins Classic FM to present one of the biggest non fiction series in the history of British radio, running for 150 weeks.

Starting at the end of October, Everything you ever wanted to know about classical music will shine the spotlight on every area of classical music, answering questions about the genre, from "What exactly is 'classical music'?" to "How did Beethoven manage to compose music when he was deaf?"

In her first programme, to be broadcast at 9pm on Sunday 27 October, Catherine will focus on the issue of 'period performance', asking whether it matters if classical works are performed on more modern instruments than the ones for which they were written.

Future editions will include special shows dedicated to film music, contemporary works and, during the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 2014, the role of famous works of literature in shaping the history of classical music.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the lively team at Classic FM," said Catherine, "and look forward to sharing my love of great music with listeners as we go on a voyage of discovery together."

Picture - courtesy of the BBC

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