Articles

Rite of Spring
29 May 2013
In February 2006, BBC Two showed Riot at the Rite, a specially commissioned film that relived the dramatic premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in...
Henri Dutilleux
22 May 2013
The great French composer has died at the age of 97. In tribute, we reprint the interview that appeared in the February 2006 issue of BBC Music Magazine
Richard Wagner
22 May 2013
Seven leading musicians – including Sir Mark Elder and soprano Deborah Voigt – tell us the operas by Wagner that inspire them most
BBC Music Magazine June cover CD
21 May 2013
Read the text for Brahms's A German Requiem, the work on this month's BBC Music Magazine cover CD
Vermeer
3 May 2013
Watch our audio slideshow of paintings by Vermeer accompanied by music of his time
Mark Elder
22 April 2013
Photographer James Cheadle and art editor Dav Ludford head to Manchester…
Orchestrapaedia
17 April 2013
Roxanna Panufnik's new chamber work, Orchestrapaedia, mirrors Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra – but with added cartoons by...
What a Wonderful World
25 March 2013
Neil McKim's guide to some of the biggest jazz chart hits
War Requiem
21 December 2012
We name the best recordings of the great composer's music
War Requiem
11 December 2012
The text for Britten's masterpiece