Instruments in Literature: the Cello.
How well do the great works of fiction portray instruments in their pages? Music critic and Professor of English, Peggy Reynolds is joined by a cellist from the BBC Symphony Orchestra to explore the cello's literary life across the ages - and to perform its literary incarnations.
Night Waves presenter Rana Mitter hosts this discussion recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.
The programme is part of Radio 3's Proms Plus Literary exploring some of the literary and cultural dimensions of this year's Proms concerts, in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music, right next door to the Albert Hall and just in advance of the concerts themselves.