Pianist Nicholas McCarthy discovers unsung musical heroes and old favourites
Pianist Nicholas McCarthy opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.
Pianist Nicholas McCarthy chooses glittering chamber music by Mendelssohn, a tricky waltz for piano played with effortless ease by Benjamin Grosvenor, and soprano Diana Damrau hitting high notes by Mozart’s contemporary Salieri.
Nicholas also talks about what makes a successful piece for piano left-hand and shows us just what he means with music by Korngold and Rachmaninov.
At 2 o’clock Nicholas presents his Must Listen piece - a choral work that he sang when he was in music college and that immersed him in 360 degrees of beautiful and uplifting harmonies.
A series in which each week a musician explores a selection of music - from the inside.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3