October 2011

Liszt: flamboyant virtuoso or cerebral man of the church? We look at the two sides of this great composer and talk to today's leading pianists about which Liszt work inspires them most.


Franz Liszt
Flamboyant and thrilling, yes, but Liszt was also a composer of real complexity and depth. On his 200th anniversary we celebrate the life and music of the brilliant Hungarian


Country Pleasures
As Radio 3 prepares to celebrate Bristol's Earth Music Festival, we take a look at composers' links with the great outdoors – in their own words

Alexander Borodin
Daniel Jaffé explores the Russian's remarkable chemistry in Composer of the Month John Wilson The acclaimed light music conductor tells us about the music that has shaped his life


Plus your free CD
The BBC Philharmonic perform symphonic poems by Liszt and pianist Martin Roscoe plays the Hungarian's fiery Totentanz