This week Rob Cowan investigates the musical makeover, where one composer revises and reworks pieces written by another. So among others we hear Carl Orff arranging William Byrd, Glazunov reworking Chopin and Charles Ives orchestrated by Henry Brandt.
There's also Strauss sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Tchaikowsky played by the Borodin Quartet, and Bartok's music for strings, percussion and celeste in Rob's mini-series of works for double string orchestra. Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts this week's Bach cantata, no. 168: Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort (Settle account! Word of thunder) with a text appropriate to the European financial crisis!