Articles

24 February 2020
Short answer? It’s a make of violin… but read on to find out why they are so coveted, and who made them.
19 February 2020
From the light, lively opening of the First to the famous ‘Ode to Joy’ of the Ninth, we choose the best sets of Beethoven Symphonies
14 February 2020
Test your musical knowledge with our ten love-themed questions
13 February 2020
A guide to Christopher Willis's incredible score for Armando Iannucci's 2020 film adaptation of Charles Dickens's David Copperfield
13 February 2020
We delve into the impacts and motives behind Beethoven's Ninth symphony
10 February 2020
The BBC Music Magazine team chooses the very best new recordings from the classical music world each week
10 February 2020
BBC One continues its tradition of presenting adaptations of Agatha Christie tales with a new take on her 1961 story, The Pale Horse. It features original...
10 February 2020
Do you know your Penguinski from your Stravinsky? Test your classical music knowledge with our themed quiz. You'll find answers at the foot of the page.
9 February 2020
We explore the secrets of the great composer's Eighth Symphony
6 February 2020
We investigate Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and how the composer declares the 'glory of light' through darkness
3 February 2020
Composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) was a revolutionary in every sense of the word, had a turbulent life and came to music relatively late.
2 February 2020
We tell the story of how Beethoven composed his Pastoral Symphony, and share one the best recordings
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