Articles

30 July 2019
We untangle complex world of the operatic voice type, exploring their ranges and naming some of the greatest singers to have ever lived
Minimoog Model D
29 July 2019
A six-fact tribute to the ground-breaking synthesizers that emerged in the 1960s
28 July 2019
We name the very best pieces of music written by the symphony’s great synthesist
27 July 2019
We celebrate music inspired by the summer
25 July 2019
The BBC's Serengeti is the latest in a long line of small-screen shows with big-screen music...
25 July 2019
We tell the story of Wagner's great Romantic opera
25 July 2019
We take each of Shostakovich's symphonies one by one, exploring how the composer's politics influenced his music
24 July 2019
We tell the story of Wagner’s ‘The Flying Dutchman’
22 July 2019
Ahead of the Prom on 23 July featuring Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, we compare the finest complete recorded cycles of all 27 of the...
Marin Alsop (Grant Leighton)
22 July 2019
Can you name the best female conductors working today? 
22 July 2019
Thwarted as a composer, was Alma Mahler really a ‘boundless narcissist’? A recently rediscovered song suggests a troubled soul lurking beneath
The 20 Greatest Violinists of All Time as chosen by 100 of today's best performe
22 July 2019
Who are the finest violinists ever to have been recorded on disc? We asked 100 of today’s leading players to name their inspirations…
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