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21/05/2019
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21/05/2019
A bit bowled-over by the BBC Proms? Not sure where to start? If you’re new to all things...
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21/05/2019
A prolific composer of operetta and farce, this Austrian composer's music was adopted by...
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20/05/2019
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the greatest new recordings each week
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20/05/2019
We explore the tales behind the brilliant composer's A London Symphony 
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17/05/2019
Big names from across the worlds of politics, film and even space exploration have picked up...
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15/05/2019
Everything you need to know about the first night of this year's BBC Proms
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15/05/2019
After his death in February this year, we find the top five recordings of the man of many...

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This year’s Bartók World Competition trains the spotlight on pianists from 7 - 15 September
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  • An ingenious and moving passion by Gabriel Jackson

    ‘Jackson’s engaging score is richly colourful and his instrumental writing proves a particular highlight’ 

    Choral & Song
  • A magnificent programme of trios from the Smetana

    ‘Intensely emotional language packed with swooning melodies’

    Chamber
  • New life breathed into Donizetti's lost opera

    ‘Mark Elder is a conductor who really understands how to let Donizetti breathe’ 

    Opera
  • Beethoven piano sonatas delivered with authority and surprise

    ‘Rarely is pianistic virtuosity put to the service of such refined artistry’ 

    Instrumental
  • Unsentimental, precise Bach concertos from Isabelle Faust

    ‘Throughout, the playing is of the highest order’

    Concerto
  • An exhilarating take by Iván Fischer on Mahler's Seventh

    ‘Iván Fischer contrasts gracious, chamber-textured dances with brilliant fanfares and toppling masses to absolute perfection’ 

    Orchestral
  • A characterful live jazz recording of a brilliantly matched duo

    ‘The music just flows from one state to another with a mixture of energy and grace’ 

    Jazz
  • A dazzling collection of Shostakovich from the Boston Symphony Orchestra

    ‘Nelsons wins such beautiful phrasing, both collectively and individually’ 

    Recording of the Month

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