Rob Cowan and a selection of music for Sunday including the classical exploration of folk traditions and the Bach Cantata of the week, no 93.
This week, Rob Cowan investigates how some composers and instrumentalists have combined folk and classical music traditions. Britten's suite on English folk tunes "A Time there was..." is complemented by Pablo Casals playing the Catalan song of the birds, and music from Hungary and the Czech republic. Along with string quartets from Brahms and Boccherini, a Mozart symphony, and Martin Roscoe's new recording of Beethoven piano sonata op. 78, there's also this week's J S Bach cantata, Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten, BWV 93.