Articles

28 April 2019
We choose the best pieces by the British composing star
Sir Thomas Beecham
25 April 2019
Which are the must-hear discs by this legendary British conductor?
25 April 2019
We choose a selection of some of the finest recordings of the Romantic composer
24 April 2019
The trials and tribulations of a Byronic anti-hero are laid out by Tchaikovsky’s in this B minor symphony, but what are the best recordings?
23 April 2019
We investigate Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and how the composer declares the 'glory of light' through darkness
St George's Cross
23 April 2019
What are the great classical works that have helped shaped English music? As we celebrate St George’s Day, our experts look back over the centuries and...
Ethel Smyth
23 April 2019
The formidable achievements and indomitable spirit of the British composer and militant suffragette make her one of British music's most interesting...
21 April 2019
We choose the best pieces by the master of rhetoric
18 April 2019
We introduce you to the composer who became the first African-American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra
17 April 2019
83 years from the day of his death, we pick the best works by the underrated but genius Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi
17 April 2019
We tell you everything you need to know in the run-up to this year’s BBC Proms season
17 April 2019
Celebrations of the solar system and planet earth take centre stage this year, alongside anniversary events for Proms founder Henry Wood 
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