Philip Higham, Berlin Philharmonic, Marcus du Sautoy
Presented by Sean Rafferty. With live music from members of the Berlin Philharmonic and also young cellist Philip Higham. Plus mathematician Marcus du Sautoy on music and maths.
Sean Rafferty's guests include rapidly rising young cello star Philip Higham - he'll be performing live in the studio with pianist Sam Armstrong.
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic will also be playing live ahead of their exciting concert at the Southbank exploring Berlin's cabaret scene in the 1920s and 30s.
Mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy talks to Sean about music and 'consciousness', plus playwright Roger McGough explains how to bring Moliere to the masses.
Also today, the conclusion of 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. Each instalment is available as a download.
Today: Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians
Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.
Interview: Martin Stegner and Cordelia Hofer-Teutsch from the Berlin Philharmonic
Interview: Roger McGough
The Story of Music in 50 pieces - part 50
Interview: Philip Higham and Sam Armstrong
Interview: Marcus du Sautoy
Violist Martin Stegner and pianist Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch in the studio
Cellist Philip Higham and pianist Sam Armstrong in the studio