Articles

Left to right: Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Peter Pears. (Credit: brittenpea
22 June 2017
John Bridcut on one of the 20th century’s truly great magical pairings
21 June 2017
National anthems are among the most regularly heard and instantly recognisable pieces of music of all, so why have virtually none been written by well-known...
15 June 2017
Which classical musicians should have a blue plaque?
6 June 2017
Music is by its nature free and flowing, so how did it become hemmed in by the rhythmical prison of the barline? And how did it escape? Ivan Hewett explains
An older Clara Schumann (Credit: Getty)
1 June 2017
Charlotte Perkins explores the music of the Romantic composer
31 May 2017
So, who wrote Albinoni’s beautiful Adagio? And what about Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor? The answers are not that obvious, says...
30 May 2017
Stephen Johnson meets members of the orchestra whose trademark is its memory 
Schubert's grave in Vienna's Zentralfriedhof
17 May 2017
Many composers have died very young – often, we assume, at the height of their creative powers. But if they’d hung on a little longer, Malcolm...
2 May 2017
The composers who wrote for the saxophone's sound 
A young Johannes Brahms
5 April 2017
What are the best pieces of music by the Romantic composer?
5 April 2017
Ivan Hewett, Bayan Northcott and Jessica Duchen take a look at the essence of this enigmatic composer. 
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