Articles

21 July 2019
We introduce you to the Emmy-nominated Icelandic composer
19 July 2019
The BBC Music Magazine team sifts through the archives to find the best First Nights in history
Composers and their dogs - David Lyttleton
19 July 2019
We reveal the canine companions behind classical music's greatest composers
18 July 2019
History’s finest interpreters of the Russian composer’s landmark symphonies
17 July 2019
We explore what influenced Williams's Symphony No. 9
15 July 2019
A very happy 60th birthday to composer James MacMillan! Here's a playlist to celebrate...
14 July 2019
First performed on the Thames in front of a royal audience, the Water Music proved an instant success. We name the recordings that make the biggest...
11 July 2019
How good is your classical music knowledge? Butter up your knowledge and try our themed quiz. You'll find answers at the foot of the page. 
11 July 2019
Morgan State University Choir’s director Eric Conway chooses some of the best spirituals written for full SATB choir
10 July 2019
We share the story behind the references in Williams's Symphony No.8 
8 July 2019
We're a week into Wimbledon 2019 and if - like us - you're enjoying matches on the TV, you might be curious as to what tunes the BBC uses...
3 July 2019
The story of what influenced the composer's Sinfonia Antartica
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