The first of two programmes focusing on music written for string ensembles.
Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show.
With Andrew McGregor. Including Faure: Piano Quartets; conductor JoAnn Falletta.
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber introduces four forgotten heroes of the cello-playing world. (R)
Lucie Skeaping explores Acis and Galatea, one of Handel's most popular works. (R)
Soprano Christine Schafer joins the Nash Ensemble in music by Debussy and Schoenberg. (R)
Composer Eric Whitacre introduces music that has been of particular inspiration to him.
Organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter performs music by Bach, including his own arrangements.
Alyn Shipton with requests, including John Scofield, Larry Adler and Garnet Clark.
Texts and music on the theme of epiphany, with readings by Joanna David and Bertie Carvel. (R)
1/2 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture; Violin Concerto.
John Deathridge introduces an anthology of unexpected readings about Mendelssohn.
2/2 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Mendelssohn: Overture (The Fair Melusine); Symphony No 5.
Drama about a runaway boy who is swept up by a group of militant environmentalists.
French music from Percussions Claviers de Lyon, and Pauline Oliveros in Hear and Now 50.
Geoffrey Smith presents a seasonal selection of jazz recordings inspired by autumn.
Nicola Christie presents music from Spain, Czechoslovakia, Russia and Serbia.
Sunday 2 September 2012