Jake Heggie's 'Dead Man Walking' (Credit: Cory Weaver)
1 September 2017
Which modern classics were nominated in our recent survey?
Simon Rattle (Credit: Getty)
25 August 2017
Ahead of the British conductor’s homecoming season, we take a look at some of the moments that shaped his career...
25 August 2017
The BBC Music Magazine team choose five of our favourite Rattle recordings... 
Simon Rattle (credit: Getty)
24 August 2017
As the British maestro prepares to pick up the baton on home turf, we look at what lies in store…
10 August 2017
Ahead of his return to the UK, we delve into the BBC Music Magazine archives and take a look at all our covers featuring Sir Simon Rattle
George Gershwin
10 August 2017
For all its jazz-inspired catchiness and easy-going charm, Gershwin’s unique musical world deserves to be taken much more seriously than it generally has...
9 August 2017
George Hall untangles the complex world of the operatic voice type
7 August 2017
Vivaldi may never have crossed the English Channel himself but, as Simon Heighes explains, rich clients and the postal service ensured his popularity far from...
4 August 2017
Beautiful arias by Mozart, Haydn, Handel and Rossini
The People's Orchestra in Birmingham are one example of an amateur ensemble doin
3 August 2017
Composers used to write routinely for amateur groups, but much music today is too technically challenging and best left to the professionals, says Tom...
2 August 2017
Three examples of Wagner’s unique approach to thematic development
2 August 2017
Composed: 1877-82 Premiered: 20 July 1882, Bayreuth Amfortas, King of the Grail Knights, has been in constant pain and shame ever since losing the Holy Spear...
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