Christopher Wheeldon, James Turnbull, Martin Rummel, Stephen De Pledge
Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music and arts news, guests and live music.
Sean talks to the superstar choreographer Christopher Wheeldon ahead of the first night of 'Aeternum', his much awaited new work for the Royal Ballet.
Live music comes from the young British oboist James Turnbull whose new CD comes out this month, plus internationally renowned soloists cellist Martin Rummel and pianist Stephen Pledge combine forces to perform in the studio.
Also today, another instalment in The Story of Music in 50 pieces. Composer Howard Goodall, in conversation with Suzy Klein, explores his personal choice of 50 compositions that changed the course of music history, every weekday at 5.30pm. The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each episode is available as a download.
Today: Verdi's La Traviata.
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